Information Security Conferences – coming up this February 2014

Information Security Conferences – coming up this February 2014

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | February 10, 2014

We blog a lot on Information Security Conferences and other security related events. Here is our comprehensive 2014 list of InfoSec Conferences, 2015 and 2016.

Anyways – here’s our round up of security events this February 2014!

FP7 Smart Conference 2014 (February 4 – 6)
Starting the month, February 4th until the 6th was the FP7 Smart Conference 2014 in Perth, Western Australia. This event is organized by the ECU Security Research Institute (Edith Cowan University) and addresses specific security subjects such as Smart Surveillance in law enforcement, cyberspace and government. Counter terrorism is also on the agenda.

Kaspersky’s SAS 2014 (February 9 – 13)
Traversing the other side of the world (to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), the next major conference is Kaspersky’s SAS 2014 from February 9 – 13, 2014. The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) happens each year and focuses on malware, law enforcement and CERTs – which is an abbreviation for ‘Computer Emergency Response Team’. The stated goal of this conference is to share security technologies and research in the fight against cyber-crime.

nullcon Security Conference (February 12 – 14, 2014)
Towards the tail end of the 2014 Kaspersky Conference is the nullcon Security Conference 2014, held in Goa, India. At the time of this post’s publication the event was sold out! Nullcon Goa is now celebrating its 6th Anniversary and has hosted some amazing speakers and topics.

BSides Tampa, Florida (February 15, 2014)
Next on the agenda is BSides Tampa. OK, there are a ton of these BSides but we owed it to the team at Tampa to let you all know about this event – not least because we are fellow Floridians living and working in Miami! The guys and gals over at Tampa are still asking for papers so reach out to them if you are in the area.

Code Blue (February 17 – 18, 2014)
Next on our InfoSec Concise Courses Conference list of 2014 is Code Blue – which is happening again, in Tokyo. Ryoichi Sasaki-sama started this brilliant event and he’s got some awesome speakers this year, not least Jeff Moss from Def Con.

12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (February 17 – 20, 2014)
Santa Clara in California hosts the 12th USENIX conference. This conference focuses on File and Storage Technologies, focusing on flash, SSDs, RAID and other relavent technologies like storage interactions. (Side note, you might find our Hacker Hotshot on this subject interesting if this is your thing).

NDSS Symposium 2014 (February 23 – 26, 2014)
Staying in the USA, the next event which is at the end of the month is the NDSS Symposium 2014. Areas covered within the conference include web application security, privacy, intrusion detection, cryptographic systems, security protocols and more!

2014 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (February 24 – 28, 2014)
Still staying in the USA the next major infosec event is the mighty RSA Conference USA 2014! The RSA Conference, is frankly, huge. Named after Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard – the developers of the first ever public-key cryptosystems which paved the way for secure data transmission – this is a ‘must-attend’ for infosec vendors.

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (February 28th 2014)
This event is happening in Munich, Germany. The purpose of this security event is to share and advance ‘the art and practice in secure software engineering.’

In Summary
February is certainly action packed with the notable RSA 2014 being the largest event.

Have you attended any of these events? What did you think of them? Would you recommend the event you went to – and why? We’d love to hear from you.

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