Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 44, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 44, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | October 31, 2016


This post is a summary of Information Security (InfoSec) events, conferences and meetings that are taking place this week; business week# 44 (October 30 – November 5, 2016). For a complete (and updated) full listing of all cyber events taking place this week. month and throughout 2016 please view this page; and for upcoming events in 2017 please click here.

Here’s the week’s latest cyber security conference, event news & recommended talks:

LASCON, November 1 – 4, 2016, Austin, Texas, United States
The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held each year in Austin, Texas. This is one of the largest cyber events in Texas with a turnout of over 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security (cybersecurity) professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is particularly well-known for startups in the state of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, and technology advancements. We have a blog post dedicated to cyber events taking place in Texas here.

ISSA CISO Executive Forum Theme: Think Big, November 3 – 4, 2016, Dallas, Texas, USA
Also taking place in Texas, this time in Dallas, is the ISSA CISO Cyber Conference. The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. ISSA provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its’ members.

The event this year is actually very interesting; there are essentially four themes (or learning tracks). The first theme is IPSEC which will revolve around the difference between ipv4 and ipv6 and all the security implications that will go with that. The second theme is IoT (which is very topical considering the latest DDoS Attacks and IoT). The third theme is Big Data. Here’s a stat that is incredible: every 2 days, we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time to 2003. The last item on this ISSA event is ‘Global Privacy and Security Law’

CyberXchange 2016 – Where West Africa talks Cyber Security, November 2 – 3, 2016, Lagos, Nigeria
We don’t list too many cyber events in Africa, (in fact here’s a resource you can view that lists other hacking events in Nigeria),
[showcasing] “…new and emerging technology that are transforming the ways business is accomplished in West Africa. In the words of the organizers, this event will showcase “two full days of programming at the CyberXchange 2016 will seek to identify the key trends and technologies in Cyber Security — emerging from diverse industries – Finance, Payments, ecommerce, Banking, Telecommunications, Digital Media, Energy, as emerging startup companies – that will reshape the West Africa in the years ahead.

Cyber Security Training At Gulf Region 2016 November 5 – 17, 2016, Dubai, UAE
There are two major SANS events taking place this week, the first is in Dubai, UAE. Although not strictly speaking a ‘cyber conference’, this event is designed to allow students in the MENA region to participate in SANS training courses, such as the GSEC, GCIH, GMON, GWAPT and GPEN GIAC (SANS) Certifications. Incidentally, please follow this link if you are interested in learning about other cyber events that take place in the Middle East/ MENA region.

SANS Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2016, November 2 – 9, Crystal City, VA, USA
This event is similar to the above but takes place in Crystal City in Virginia, USA.

Data Connectors Fort Lauderdale Tech-Security Conference (Cybersecurity Event), November 3, 2016, Fort Lauderdale, 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.

Hackfest November 4 – 5, 2016, Quebec, Canada
Bilingual information security conferences and security and ethical hacking contest. This Canadian cyber event hosts dozens of speakers, a CTF competition and more. If you live and work in cybersecurity in Canada, especially in Quebec then this is a ‘must-attend’ event.

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