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This post is a summary of Cyber Security (InfoSec) events and conferences taking place this week.
SANS Security Awareness Summit & Training 2016, August 1 – 10, 2016, 55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
The SANS Security Awareness Summit is one of the largest SANS events that takes place each year. This summit has been designed for security awareness officers and indeed any middle-senior cyber professional. This event (which is an annual event) has been expanded by two days to support additional discussions and sessions and host several networking events. Think of this as more of a business-networking event.
Passwords16, August 2 – 3, 2016, 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, United States
“Passwords” is a specific type of conference attracting researchers, password crackers, and experts in password security. Central to the theme of this cyber event is to better understand the challenges surrounding digital authentication, and how to adequately fix them. While large mainstream information security conferences tend to focus on current hot subjects in the industry, “Passwords” events explore fringe conversations on everything from (according to the organizers) “…. analysis and education to creating, securing, cracking, and exploiting authentication solutions….”
The organizers are also keen to get participation from attendees of this event.
Data Connectors Pittsburgh Tech-Security Conference (Cybersecurity Event), August 4, 2016, 1 Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
Think of this event as a business networking event for folk within the cyber security industry and you’ve got it.
Insight Cybersecurity Conference, August 4, 2016, 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Lagos 021189, Nigeria
Taking place in Africa [we have a post on cyber security events in Africa here] hosts interactive cyber discussions which in turn (according to the organizers) “….gives delegates the chance to contribute and share solutions around a number of focused topics..”
DEF CON 24, August 4 – 7, 2016, 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States
DEFCON is awesome. As one of the oldest and longest running hacking conferences it can be considered as being the ‘must-go’ cyber event. Hackers, corporate IT InfoSec Professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research from the most brilliant brains in the world and test their skills.
Cyber Crime Africa Summit, August 1 – 5, 2016, No 1 Bypass, Accra, Ghana, Ghana
Here’s another event taking place in Africa: “The Cyber Crime Africa Summit”. This event is organized by MISTI which is now in its’ 11th year. This event is to be attended by a wide variety of professionals, including CEOs and C-Suite working in investigations, inspection, internal audit, ethics, compliance, finance and governance. According to the organizers, “….this is the only truly pan-African event to focus on how to achieve strong audit and governance practices and build capacity in the fight against harmful business practices…”
SANS Boston 2016, August 1 – 6, 2016, 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108 US
This is a regular SANS training event, this time taking place in Boston.