Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 49, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 49, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | December 12, 2016


The year is drawing ever closer. Here are the events for this week (apologies, this week is a little late!).

The 1st Biometrics Middle East, December 5 – 6, 2016 | Dubai, UAE
The organizers believe that you will learn a ton about the latest innovations and advancements in biometrics regionally and globally. Biometrics obviously continues to be a major topic in cyber security.

Privacy & Security Forum December 5 – 7, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Conquer tomorrow’s most daunting privacy and security threats at this peer-to-peer networking event focused on healthcare’s unique challenges. From prevention and detection to response and recovery, get practical solutions you can put into action right away. Clearly if you work in healthcare & cybersecurity and live and work on the East Coast then this would be an excellent event to attend.

Passwords 2016 December 5 – 7, 2016 | Bochum, Germany
A hacker conference that’s all about passwords, PIN codes, and digital authentication. Passwords events explore fringe conversations on everything from analysis and education to securing, creating, cracking, and exploiting authentication solutions. And unlike other events where the speaker is rushed in and out, Passwords provides a unique environment for attendees to directly engage speakers before, during, and after their presentations.

The 11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2016) December 5 – 7, 2016 | Barcelona, Spain
The ICITST is an international refereed event dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.

Cisco Live Local Edition December 6, 2016 | Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
Attendees will hear Cisco subject matter experts present the latest updates on Data Center, Information Security, Collaboration, Meraki, and Enterprise Networking. This event is free.

Protect Precious Customer Data: Cybersecurity for Start-ups December 6, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This 90-minute seminar will explain some basic – yet critical – steps you can take to make your company more resilient to cyber crime. This class will cover free or inexpensive tools you can use to protect your company and your customers. The best time to deal with cyber crime is before it happens! No Tech or IT experience necessary.

NCCoE Speaker Series: Understanding, Detecting & Mitigating Insider Threats December 6, 2016 | Rockville, Maryland, USA
Learn from the leading experts, including Mitre’s Principal Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Deanna Caputo on how you can keep your business safe from these costly and preventable breaches. This event is free.

Infosecurity Magazine conference – Supporting Business Transformation with Agile Cybersecurity December 6 – 7, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The Infosecurity Magazine Conference is a two-day information security event, curated and brought to you by the Infosecurity Magazine editorial team. This conference brings together 100+ information security end-users, analysts, policy-makers, vendors and service providers, the meeting connects the information security community providing actionable information, practical case studies and strategic and tactical insight. The average ticket sale for this event is $499. Twitter handle: infosecuritymag

Payment Security & Identification Summit (PAY-SEC) December 6 – 7, 2016 | London, UK
The summit will unite together the payment and finance professionals with the most up to date information, tools, products, trends, services and solutions for addressing security and cyber threats in the payment markets.

10th Annual HTCIA Asia Pacific Training Conference December 6 – 7, 2016 | Hong Kong, SAR China
Although not strictly speaking a ‘cyber security conference’ – this is a cyber training event that looks awesome. Taking place in Hong Kong, China – this is an event specifically aimed at law enforcement and private industry who are involved in investigating cybercrime. This event is organized by the Hong Kong chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.

Threat intelligence Summit December 6 – 7, 2016 | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Threat Intelligence Summit is geared towards active practitioners of threat intelligence analysis, strategy, and planning.

Supporting Business Transformation with Agile Cybersecurity December 6 – 7, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Infosecurity Magazine invite you to join their inaugural conference- ‘Supporting Business Transformation with Agile Cybersecurity’ – in the city of Boston on Tuesday 6-Wednesday 7th December 2016. This event will bring together over 100+ highly-regarded information security end-users, analysts, policy-makers and thought leaders and will address the evolving technology landscape, what it means for cyber risk and provide actionable insight and knowledge that attendees can demonstrate and utilize in their roles and organizations.

NERC CIP Bootcamp December 6 – 8, 2016 | Anaheim, California, USA
EnergySec is a community of information security, physical security, IT Security Auditing, disaster recovery and business continuity professionals from energy industry utilities. Participation is international, including all regions throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EnergySec operates many programs, events and technology solutions designed to help improve the security posture of the energy sector. This would be a particularly good event if you work with SCADA/ ICS systems and you live and work in the state of California.

Annual Rochester IIA IT Audit Seminar December 7, 2016 | Rochester, New York, USA
This IT seminar will feature two full day tracks which include topics like Cybersecurity Trends and Threats, PCI Implementation, Social Media Risks, Social Media Risks, Data Sync, Auditing Privacy and many more.

Fintech O2O Meet Up: The Blockchain & Cybersecurity (Today & Tomorrow) December 7, 2016 | New York, New York, USA
Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the traditional banking system, as well as the entire global economy. This panel discussion will explore how blockchain is already impacting us today – and how it will disrupt global finance going forward including the security aspect of this technology. This event is free.

Pillars of Cybersecurity in Government December 7, 2016 | Washington, D.C., USA
Today’s technologies offer government agencies numerous ways to cut operating costs, improve service delivery, strengthen national security, and enhance mission performance. Government’s increased reliance on technology has expanded the attack potential. By every measure, attacks on government systems are growing in sophistication and numbers. At the same time, IT systems are growing more complex – and more difficult to defend. How are agencies defending against the growing cyber threats? This briefing will feature government and industry technology leaders discussing emerging threats and techniques in place to combat them. This cyber event is free.

Houston Cybersecurity Happy Hour December 8, 2016 | Houston, Texas, USA
The Houston Cybersecurity Happy Hour is held monthly in a casual and fun environment for technology professionals to discuss the current state of cybersecurity, network, share ideas, and collaborate. Door prizes raffled at the end of the Happy Hour. This event is free.

Data Connectors Seattle Tech-Security Information Security Conference December 8, 2016 | Seattle, Washington, USA
Data Connectors is a cyber security career-networking event. Most of the events are valid for CEU/ CPD credits – but we’d encourage you to check first.

Xconomy Forum: The State of Cybersecurity December 8, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
In today’s tech landscape, hackers have the means and economic incentive to threaten organizations in every industry. Techniques from ransomware to rogue devices can be used to manipulate or access bank accounts, health records, corporate software, and critical infrastructure. Now a growing cluster of cybersecurity companies is working with customers, including governments, to combat the latest threats. But how can companies of all sizes better collaborate to secure and share data while also building their own businesses? What are the biggest opportunities for investors and executives? And how should security companies and their customers plan for the long haul? Xconomy is convening a Who’s Who of technology and business leaders from Boston and beyond to address questions about data security, IT strategy, the regulatory landscape, and much more.

(ISC)2 Las Vegas Chapter Winter 2016 Meeting December 8, 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Southern Nevada Cybersecurity Alliance will be discussed and Sadi Steffl will be giving a presentation on Darktrace, “the immune system for the enterprise”. After the meeting everyone is welcome to join and share some holiday cheer, camaraderie, and maybe a couple of drinks at Rythym Kitchen. This event is free.

FDA’s Medical Device Software Regulation & Compliance: Healthcare & Cybersecurity Conference December 8 – 9, 2016 | San Francisco, California, USA
Compliance.world is established to impart high quality training on governance, regulations and compliance (GRC) through webinars and seminars. According to the organizers: “We are passionate about processes, procedures, safety and regulations across industries and we value an individual’s right to obtain high quality services and products without discrimination or difference.” This event would be particularly suited if you work with healthcare and cybersecurity.

AOC Capitol Club: Holiday Party December 9, 2016 | Arlington, Virginia, USA
The Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. This event is free.

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 December 10 – 17, 2016 | Washington, DC, USA
SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.

DragonCon Hong Kong 2016 December 10, 2016 | Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, SAR China
The main purpose of this event is to promote and share knowledge to create awareness on good security practices and threats that might arise from the usage of common gadgets or technologies – all in Hong Kong!

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