Information Security Conferences – coming up this April 2014

Information Security Conferences – coming up this April 2014

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | March 23, 2014



We made a popular list of upcoming Information Security conferences for 2014, 2015, 2016 and one of our new ventures this year is to post a monthly round-up of the upcoming round-ups – so, here’s April!

13th European Security Conference & Exhibition (April 1 – 2)
Kicking off on the first of April is the 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition which is being held at the Hague in the Netherlands. Keynote speakers include, Ivo Opstelten (Minister for Justice & Security, Netherlands), Rob Wainwright (Director, Europol) and Ray Mabus (Secretary of the Navy, USA). This conference focuses on the following themes: supply chain security, hotel security, intellectual property, oil and gas security, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cyber security, investigations, due diligence and global business issues. Clearly, a very broad and interesting security conference.

11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (April 2 – 4)
The USENIX Association is the Advanced Computing Systems Association and the 11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation will be taking place at Seattle, WA, United States. This conference will contain discussions on the following subjects:

  • Datacenter Networks
  • Debugging Complex Systems
  • Software Verification and Testing
  • Security and Privacy
  • Operational Systems Track
  • Data Storage and Analytics
  • Interpreting Signals
  • Improving Throughput and Latency
  • In-Memory Computing and Caching
  • Scalable Networking
  • New Programming Abstractions

NSA Hawaii (April 3)
Hawaii, (Wahiawa), United States will be hosting NSA Hawaii. Clearly, in light of the events with Edward Snowdon, this event promises to be covered by the media.

CactusCon (April 4)
The following day, also in the US, will be CactusCon. CactusCon will be held at Chandler in Arizona. This security conference has a fascinating list of speakers.

BSides Orlando (April 5 – 6)
BSides events are awesome. If you are in the Orlando, Florida, area – then get yourself to the event!

BSides Puerto Rico (April 5 – 6)
At the same time there is also the BSides Puerto Rico event.

InfoSec World (April 7 – 9)
Staying in Florida we note that InfoSec World will also be taking place at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Orlando. Keynote speakers include Stewart A. Baker (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Former First Assistant Secretary for Policy, United States Department of Homeland Security), Rob DuBois (Retired Navy SEAL; Security and Policy Advisor, Speaker and Author), Malcolm Harkins (Vice President, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation) and Chris Hazelton (Research Director, Mobile & Wireless, 451 Research).

SOURCE Boston (April 8 – 10)
Immediately afterwards and staying in the US is SOURCE Boston which is taking place at the Marriott Tremont in Boston. United States
Link to the event

notacon (April 10 – 13)
Notacon is also taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. This conference in their own words “explores the intersection of creativity, community and technology through presentations, discussions, competition and good old fashioned hacking”.

1st National Women in Cybersecurity Conference (April 11 – 12)
This is a special conference taking place in Nashville, TN, United States: “1st National Women in Cybersecurity Conference”. With the established shortfall of skilled IT Security Professions – this conference address the fact that women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low.

International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (April 14 – 17)
The International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems is taking place in Berlin, Germany. This is a particularly niche security conference: Cyber-physical systems (CPS). CPS systems are physical and engineered systems that monitor, coordinate and control communications.

2014 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST 14) (April 15 – 18)
Staying in Europe we note that the next significant IT InfoSec conference is the 2014 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies which will be held at Madeira in Portugal.

Suits and Spooks (April 17)
Suits and Spooks will be taking place in San Francisco, USA. This will be a particularly interesting conference for those with an interest in Geo-political implications that affect cyber security. To that effect we note that the organizers of this event have dedicated the conference to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The conference will be addressing the legal status of cyber warfare, international law, cyber security, and human rights all within a Russia-Ukraine context.

InfoSec Southwest 2014 (April 19 – 21)
The InfoSec Southwest 2014 will be taking place in Austin, Texas, USA – a few days after Suits and Spooks.

THOTCON 0×5 (April 27 – May 2)
THOTCON 0×5 will be taking place in Chicago, United States. THOTCON is a small venue hacking conference based and is billed as a ‘non-profit, non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very limited budget.’ Consider this as a ‘hackers conference’ in the real definition.

The United States Cyber Crime Conference (April 27 – May 2)
If you work in Cyber Law and Criminal Law then you must be attending this security conference. Along with the 2014 National Cyber Crime Conference – these are two ‘must attend’ events (see below – April 28). This event will be taking place at the National Conference Center, DC Metro Area, USA.

30th Annual Conference of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) (April 27 – 30)
This event is a career orientated event happening at the Omni Hotel, New Orleans, USA.

14th National Cyber Crime Conference (April 28 – 30)
The 2014 National Cyber Crime Conference event ties very nicely in with the The United States Cyber Crime Conference (see above). This will be taking place at the Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, United States.

The Third International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2014) (April 29 – May 1)
This conference is taking place outside the usual locations (i.e. Europe and the USA) – and will be happening at the Faculty of Engineering – Lebanese University, Campus of Hadath, Beirut – Lebanon. For those interested in Cyber Warfare and Digital Forensics, this will be a particularly interesting event.

Houston CISO Executive Summit (April 30, 2014)
The annual CISO Executive Summit will be taking place at the Westin Houston, Memorial City, Houston, USA.

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