Cyber Terrorism: Best Conferences To Attend

Cyber Terrorism: Best Conferences To Attend

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | December 6, 2015

In this post we take a look at “Cyber-Terrorism Conferences”.

This blog post will help you if:

– You want to attend Cyber-Terrorism conferences and seminars to learn more;
– Or, you want to migrate into a government/ public service position and are therefore keen to network at niche-specific conferences


Brief background to this post…
As most of our community know, since 2013 we’ve been publishing a comprehensive list of Cyber Security Conferences (InfoSec) that is updated every day (you can see the 2016 list here), but in this particular post we want to highlight our recommended conferences to attend should you be interested in learning more about Cyber Terrorism.

Incidentally, we also have a bunch of other posts for cyber events that take place in London, San Francisco, New York, the USA, Middle East, Asia, India, Europe, and South America.

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So, in no particular order, here are Information Security Conferences relating to Cyber Terrorism that we found in the United States:

What is it: NETMOD 2016 is not a ‘pure Cyber event’ but rather includes Cyber as a key component to a discussion on key military network initiatives. This conference highlights some of the progress occurring across the military spectrum.

Why Attend:
– Learn about Emerging Technologies Supporting the “Mobile” Warfighter
– Hear from Experts on the Army/s Roadmap to Network Modernization
– Learn upcoming requirements and acquisitions opportunities for cloud solutions

Where: Venue to be confirmed, Washington DC, USA
When: April 25 – 27, 2016

DCOI 2016
What is it: The Annual Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence (DCOI) conference & exhibition is an Israeli-American partnership promoting developments in the technological, intelligence and policy-making domains of cyberspace.

Why Attend:
– Learn about the recent breakthroughs from today’s most pressing cyber threats including: the Israeli cyber perspective, protecting financial critical infrastructure, cybersecurity innovations, evolving cyber information sharing;
– Have exposure to the newest advanced technology from Israeli startups;
– Have meetings with industry, government & defense/military;
– Over 5 hours of extensive networking opportunities

Where: Washington DC, USA
When: May 18 – 19, 2016

International Conference On Cyber Warfare And Security
What is it: This event, now in its’ 11th year is a very well organized and informative event that addresses all Cyber Warfare issues.

Why Attend:
– Quality is the key here: this event is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.

Where: Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
When: March 17 – 18, 2016

The following events are located in Europe. If you can think of any other ones please let us know by dropping a comment below.

Security & Counter Terror Expo 2016
What is it: This conference is specifically designed to cover the most critical issues facing security and counter terror professionals including Cyber Warfare and Terrorism.

Why Attend:
– FREE to attend!
– One of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive security conferences

Where: London, UK
When: April 19 – 20, 2016


Cyber Defense & Network Security 2016
What is it: This is a premier cybersecurity symposium incorporating militarizes, government and critical national infrastructure at the highest decision making level.

Why Attend:
– Learn from leading nations on their best cyber security practices, and also the threats that concern them in the future, from best methods of training to concerns around the ‘Internet of Things.’
– Improve your knowledge from the industry as to the best tools and solutions available to help ensure total network security.
– Exposure to organisations outside of the military, ranging from private to public services, with the question being posed “What lessons can be learnt from outside of our network?”

Where: London, UK
When: January 19 – 22, 2016


European Conference On Cyber Warfare And Security
What is it: Consider this more of an ‘academic event’ which is
organized by the University of Hertfordshire.

Why Attend:
– This conference, with 13 years of legacy, has the ability to invite internationally recognized cyberwarfare experts.

Where: The University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
When: July 2 – 3, 2016

And here are a few others as well that you might be interested in learning about, especially if you live in the country of origin:

  • International Conference On Cyber Conflict Estonia * [more]
    * Organized By Nato (NATO : Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre Of Excellence)
  • Euro Conference On Cyber Warfare/ Security, Austria [more]
  • Inter Workshop On Future Scenarios For Cyber Crime And Cyber Terrorism, France
  • International Cyberpol Cyber Security Summit, Belgium [more]


In Summary
Clearly, if Cyber-Terrorism is an interest that interests you then attending events like the ones listed above is a superb idea.

Let us know what you think of this list and don’t forget to add any comments below.

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