Recommended Cyber Security Conferences in Texas

Recommended Cyber Security Conferences in Texas

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | October 6, 2016

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What’s this post all about?
In this post we are going to tell you about popular (and worthwhile, in our opinion) cyber security conferences and events that take place in Texas each year. This post is a ‘work-in-progress’; i.e. meaning that we will be add events to this page over the coming months and years – so don’t be fooled by the original published date of this post!

Worth mentioning that we have a bunch of other US-related Cyber Security Conference listings that are specific to regions, cities or states within the USA, including: Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Texas, Washington DC and an ‘overall California Cyber Events Page’. We also have a round up of our recommended continental US recommended InfoSec events, and, a Top Ten list of worldwide events.

Why did we select these Cyber Conferences?
This is not a list of ‘upcoming events’, rather, this is a list of regular (typically annual) InfoSec events that take place throughout the state of Texas. We selected these Conferences on two criteria: firstly, is the conference reputable?; does it attract professional Cyber Professionals? And, secondly, does the conference take place on a regular basis? If the answer to these two questions is ‘yes’ then it is very likely that we will add the event to this page.

Can I add my Cyber Security Conference that is taking place in Texas to this page?
Of course! Please do! All you need to do is submit a form by visiting our main conference directory listing page here. We will happily add your event to all our resources including our weekly email that goes out to thousands of cyber security professionals.

Women in Cyber Security | Where: Dallas, Texas, USA
April In spite of the growing demand and tremendous chances in the job market, Cyber Security remains an area where there is lack of skilled professionals nationally, regionally and internationally. Even worse, women’s representation in this male ruled field of security is low. Through the WiCyS community and exercises, the event will help in raising awareness about the significance and nature of Cyber Security profession. We want to generate interest among students to consider Cyber Security as a possible and promising career option.

InfoSec Southwest | Where: Austin, Texas, USA
April ISSW was established from the local hacker community collectively wanting to have an Infosec conference in Austin. Our objective was to make a venue to host the most enlightening, unique, and emerging subjects in information security. Over the years, ISSW has developed and facilitated numerous lectures and events. Team up with and go head to head against your fellow attendees to compete in our Capture the Flag challenge, try your abilities in the Project Mayhem scavenger hunt, or partake in our turbo-talks, where anyone can add to the collaborative learning of the community.

Honeynet Project Security Workshop [no link] | Where: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Taking place around May each year drills into honeypots – and more! Three days of briefings, hands-on trainings, discussions and information exchange with top security experts from all over the world. Stay up-to-date with the latest trend in information security, deception, honeypots, malware analysis, visualization and more. We don’t seem to have a link for this event, please drop a comment below if you know it and we will add it to this page.

USENIX Security Symposium | Where: Austin, Texas, USA
August This Security Symposium unite practitioners, researchers, system programmers, system administrators and individuals who are interested in the most recent advances in security and privacy of networks and computer systems.

SecureWorld Dallas | Where: Dallas, Texas, USA
September SecureWorld gatherings give bigger resources and facilitate more connections than any other cybersecurity event in North America. 14 regional events prepare and move IT experts on the front lines. Beyond events, SecureWorld Media is a leading source of cybersecurity content which includes breaking industry news, unique articles and research, web meetings, and training courses.

SANS Security Leadership Summit | Where: Dallas, Texas, USA
September SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.

Crossroads Regional Cybersecurity Summit | Where: Victoria, Texas, USA
October CRCS will educate and raise awareness on a wide-range of practical cybersecurity issues – from local to global concerns – that affect your business.

BSidesDFW | Where: Plano, Texas, USA
A Security BSides event. BSidesDFW 2016 marks seven years of delivering great security and technology information to North Texas. BSidesDFW typically consists of two speaker tracks and a variety of alternate activities and villages.

LASCON | Where: Dallas, Texas, USA
November The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the state of Texas.

Healthcare Security Essentials (SANS) | Where: Dallas, Texas, USA
November Health Care Security Essentials is create to give participants with an introduction to the latest and emerging issues in health care information security and regulatory compliance. The class provides a foundational set of skills and knowledge for attendees through the integration of case studies, hands-on labs, and defensible control considerations for securing and monitoring electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). In this class, students will learn about actual attacks and incidents that have affected health care companies and what can be done to mitigate the damage to prevent your organization from suffering a similar outcome.

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