Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 34, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 34, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | August 22, 2016

This post is a summary of Cyber Security (InfoSec) events, conferences that aretaking place this week.

For a full listing of all cyber events throughout 2016 please view this page and for upcoming events in 2017 please click here.

Here’s a round-up of Cyber Events and news that caught our eye:

SANS Chicago 2016, August 22 – 27, 2016, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603 United States
We post a bunch of information on SANS events – this is one of their usual high quality cyber security training events. They have trained over 40,000 cyber security professionals around the world each year and worked across 30 geographic areas so they certainly know their stuff. This cyber training event is taking place in Chicago.

SANS Alaska Summit, August 22 – September 2, 2016, 2016, 4225 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 United States
Same as above – just taking place in Alaska!

Cyber Job Fair, August 23, 2016, 900 E Market Street San Antonio, Texas, United States
The Cyber Job Fair is held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual CyberTexas Conference which takes place August 23-24. Conference Registration is separate from the Cyber Job Fair registration, and is FREE for all government employees!

CyberTexas Conference 2016, August 23 – 24, 2016, 900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
CyberTexas was created to allow comprehensive access to cyber security developments and resources within the state of Texas. This event was also founded to provide an ongoing platform for the education and skill development of cyber professionals & job creation, and. according to the organizers; “…build strong relationships with other U.S. and International geographies focused on cyber ecosystem development; bring national and international resources to the region to showcase Texas-based cyber assets; identify and encourage business opportunities within and outside of Texas; and create long-term value for the cyber security ecosystem of San Antonio and the State of Texas…” So, clearly, if you are located in Texas and work in Cyber Security then this is a ‘must-attend’ event!

CyberXchange 2016 – Where West Africa talks Cyber Security, August 24 – 25, 2016, Water Corporation Road, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, Nigeria
The CyberXchange Conference is an annual event series designed to showcase new and emerging cyber technology in Africa – and, of course, the world! This event includes two full days of programming at the CyberXchange 2016 will seek to identify the key trends and technologies in Cyber Security. The sectors that this event covers are: Finance, Payments, ecommerce, Banking, Telecommunications, Digital Media, and SCADA, ICS and Energy.

Chicago Cyber Security Summit, August 25, 2016, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
Also taking place in Chicago (see above) this event, the ‘Cyber Security Summit’ is an exclusive C-Suite conference series, connects senior level executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. According to the experts, “…this educational and informational forum will focus on educating attendees on how to best protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense…” We are friendly with the organizers and can vouch for their events.

HAKON AFRICA, August 25, 2016, 114 Grayston Dr, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2031, South Africa
The Cyber Security Summit HAKON ARFICA -2016 is a unique event, not least because it is one of the best Cyber Security conferences happening in Africa, but also because of the quality of speakers attending this event. According to the organizers, HACKON is “….where the best brains in information security, leaders in hacking world and the cyber society along with government officials in cyber security meet to join their efforts offensively or defensively to cooperate in addressing the most assessed topics in the field of Information Security. The threat landscape is more and more complex. As the security profession in Asian and African Countries matures, ever higher standards apply and new questions of ethics and duty of care are raised. At the same time, economic uncertainty means pressure remains on both security budgets and the need to prove the value of security to the organizations. This convention seeks to bring together the brightest mind within the information security industry and the digital underground. This conference will showcase cutting edge tools, techniques, and methodologies that are at the forefront of the global threat landscape….” Sounds good to us! Let us know if you attend! We are very interested to learn more about cyber events taking place in Africa.

Data Connectors Indianapolis Tech-Security Conference (Cybersecurity Event), August 25, 2016, 7202 East 21st Street Indianapolis, IN 46212 United States
Data Connectors’ technology security conferences are focused on providing you with the latest best practices, products and services available to the community right now in an educational environment; (quote from their ‘about us’)

KCon Hacking Conference, August 26 – 28, 2016, Beijing, China
KCon is a hacking conference powered by Knownsec; a China-based cyber company. The organizers seem to be committed to creating a “….free platform focusing on solid skills and entertainment for each participant. To bring the conference up to a new level, we also invite security experts worldwide to share their precious hacking experience with the audience….”

HTCIA Conference, August 28 – 31, 2016, 221 North Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, United States
The purpose of this conference is to provide high-quality education and networking opportunities for security professionals! If you are new to Cyber Security then this is certainly a must-attend to get yourself started in the industry. This cyber conference has multiple tracks that offer a “…self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, interactive forums, and, exhibits. Education sessions, designed to transcend all industry sectors, focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing security practitioners and others who are responsible for security. Presentations are designed for all levels of experience – from fundamental to intermediate to advanced topics…” Get yourself down there if you are in the state of Nevada and are work in Cyber Security – and let us know how it was!

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