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Information Security Conferences – coming up this March 2014

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

The 10th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (March 1 – 2)
The first conference to kick-off March (March 1 -2) is the “The 10th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments” taking place in Salt Lake City, UT, United States. All conferences are unique in their own way, but what makes this more different than others is the fact that it focuses on one particular technology: virtualization. This conference is organized by SigOps (The Special Interest Group on Operating Systems).

21st International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption (FSE 2014) (March 3 – 5)
March 3 – 5, 2014 is the event if you are interested in encryption with London hosting the “21st International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption (FSE 2014)”.

Conference Title: Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2014 (March 3 – 7)
Interestingly there is another encryption event at the same time, the Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2014 which is happening in a rather more hot and less rainy place than London, at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados.

Rooted CON (March 6 – 8)
This is the first ‘hackers conference’ of March 2014 which is held at the Hotel Auditorium de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. In the organizers own words, the purpose of the conference is to “bring security to young people and the university environment”. Of particular interest to us is the talk that will be given by Hugo Teso – “Going deeper on aviation security”. Hugo Teso is similar to an amazing Hacker Hotshot speaker we had called Renderman who demonstrated just how vulnerable aviation systems are with his brilliant presentation titled: Hacking Air Traffic Control”.

DEFCON Kerala (March 8)
DEFCON Kerala is talking place in India. Needless for us to say but anything DEFCON is typically awesome.

CanSecWest 2014 (March 12 – 14)
CanSecWest will be taking place at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. This conference promises to introduce new technologies regarding computer network hack attacks and defenses within a commercial security setting.

Cyber Intelligence Asia 2014 (March 14)
This event in Singapore will is region specific and will be attended by key policy and strategy makers in the regional governments and law enforcement agencies.

TROOPERS14 (March 17 – 21)
Heidelberg, Germany will be hosting TROPPERS14. This is a pretty cool bare-bones conference. Their web site sums it up, quote: [our conference has]..”no pointless marketing talks, just high-end workshops with hands-on experiences and most importantly: You’ll get real answers and practical benefits to meet today´s and tomorrow’s threats.” Sounds good to us. Also – Heidelberg is truly beautiful so that in itself is a major reason to attend this event.

The International Conference on Computer Security and Digital Investigation (March 18)
This event, like Cyber Intelligence Asia, will be in Kuala Lumpur. Interesting there is a SCADA dimension to this conference.

Suits and Spooks (March 20)
Happening in Singapore, this event focuses on supply chain and vendor vulnerabilities. Our international list of speakers will discuss who the threat actors are, what they’re after, and best practices to mitigate the risks.

Security B-Sides Austin (March 20 – 21)
Good old B-Sides is happening at the Williamson Conference Center Round Rock, in Austin, Texas, USA. As always, awesome events.

9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2014 (March 24 – 25)
Happening at Purdue University, West Lafayette in Indiana, USA – this event as the title suggests, focuses on Cyber Warfare. We have covered a lot on Cyber Warfare over the last 12 months so we are particularly interested in this event.

IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography
A few days later is a conference devoted to cryptography that is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Black Hat Asia (March 25 – 28)
Also happening in Singapore in Black Hat Asia. Needless to say – this will be huge.

Ignite 2014 (March 31 – April 2)
First reason to go – it’s in Vegas! Second reason, the event is “the largest gathering of enterprise security experts in the world” – so if enterprise security is your thing then get yourself down there!

The Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) (March 31 – April 4)
This event is again in Singapore (at the Swissotel, Merchant Court).

In Summary
March is action-packed and as always we’d love to hear from both organizers and attendees of these events. If you attended then please drop a comment below and let us all know what it was like.

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