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February 2015: Cyber Security Conferences and Events Happening Worldwide

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Let’s take a look at what’s happening in February 2015 in the Cyber Security Conference and Events World! As ever, if any of these dates and locations are a good match for your interest and calendar then reach out to the organizers in the links provided below – and don’t forget to tell them who sent you!

Date: February 22, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: DEFCON | OWASP Lucknow Information Security Conference
Where: Lucknow, India

This event is taking place in India at a venue and location called: Indira Gandhi Pratisthan, Gomti Nagar (hit the above link for more information). We are glad to list events happening in India because we get a lot of traffic from that part of the world, so if you are in the Indian Cyber Security space then get yourself down there! Worth noting that we had this date down for February 2nd so don’t be confused if you had the wrong date in your calendar.

This conference is a mash-up of DEF CON and OWASP. Sounds good enough to us!

Date: February 2 – 9, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit
Where: Washington, DC

The might SANS are hosting their Cyber Threat Intelligence event in DC and they have got an awesome line up. Brian Krebs, a well known Cyber Security blogger (who is on our recommended Media Reading List) will be a speaker. One of Brian’s best known discoveries was his outing of the the Stuxnet. Pretty impressive coup if you think about it – espeically considering the impact that Cyber Warfare is now having (in a ‘cold-war’ sense). Aside from Mr Krebs there are several other amazing speakers so get yourself down there if you are in the neighbourhood.

Date: February 4 – 5, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: nullcon Security Conference
Where: Goa, India

Interestingly enough – there is another event happening in India called “nullcon”. Nullcon has been taking place since 2010 (in fact we first reported on it back in 2013) and we notice that they have a Hacker Hotshot alumni Mr Paul Vixie. This years nullcon looks great and if you are one of our community members from India then get yourself to nullcon!

We should also add that when we last checked nullcon we noticed that it was sold out so a big congratulations to the organziers.

Date: February 5, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: Salt Lake City Tech-Security Conference
Where: Hilton, Salt Lake City Center, United States

The Salt Lake City Tech-Security Conference features dozens of Cyber Security vendors and InfoSec experts discussing a wide variety of subjects including email security, VoIP Hacking and wireless security and much more!

Date: February 5, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: The UK Energy Cyber Security Executive Forum
Where: London, United Kingdom

This event is happening in our home town:London! This event brings out the best and brightest minds in Cyber Security within the “UK Energy Cyber Security” space. Concentrating on SCADA and ICS this is a superb opportunity to network and hear from the UK’s most talented InfoSec professionals – with speakers from GCHQ.

In summary, here is what you will benefit from attending this cyber event:

  • Steps that the UK Government is taking to improve security and awareness within the energy sector
  • Ways to educate employees to deal with cyber threats (APT’s etc) within the oil & gas industry
  • Why energy organizations fail to effectively manage data security breach incidents and ways to better manage incident management detection and response capabilities
  • A discussion on “Cyber Risk Insurers” and how they manage and provide ‘Cyber Risk Gaps’ in the energy sector
Date: February 4 – 5, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: International Cyber Security Strategy Congress
Where: Leuven, Belgium

The next major event on our radar screen is the “International Cyber Security Strategy Congress” being held in Leuven in Belgium. Happening at the same time as the “UK Energy Cyber Security Executive Forum” in London, this event has a great line up – not least Bruce Schneier – the great Cyber Security blogger!

Date: February 5 – 6, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: Suits and Spooks Washington DC
Where: Washington DC, United States

We love their logo – it is by far one of the best ones out there. Suits and Spooks, which are events that take place worldwide, are hosting an event in DC at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Pentagon City. These Suits and Spooks affairs are usually small but select. The organizers expect only 200 Cyber Professionals rocking up. Worth us mentioning that they are streaming this event so if that is of interest then go ahead and hit them up in the link above.

Date: February 8 – 11, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: NDSS Symposium 2015
Where: San Diego, California, United States

This three day cyber event has a more ‘academic’ feel to it since most of the speakers are essentially InfoSec researchers and practitioners from our great community. According to their website, subject that will be covered are:

Date: February 9 – 11, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: 1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy – ICISSP 2015
Where: ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France

This event is all about software and coding and best practices so get yourself there if that is your thing.

Date: February 10, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: 2015 Cyber Risk Insights Conference — London
Where: London, England, United Kingdom

Another event in our home town!

The organizers have a lot of awesome subjects that they are going to cover in this Topics include network security, cyber insurance, compliance and regulation, law enforcement and a whole lot more. This conference has a corporate feel to it rather than being a ‘hands-on’ hacker con. If you work in the InfoSec Field in the UK then clearly this event is for you. They had 400 odd people last year so that’s a nice healthy number to network with – and not too many that you feel swamped.

Date: February 10, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: (ISC)2 SecurePhoenix 2015
Where: Chandler, Arizona, United States

This is another event from our friends over at (ISC)2. These guys and gals have a cyber meeting February 10th which revolves around the concept of measuring metrics in being able to understand just secure we really are.

Date: February 10 – 12, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: AFCEA West 2015
Where: San Diego, California, Unites States

This is a unique event in that it focuses on technology – and sea services. This event has been going on for decades. Essentially this conference is an opportunity for active duty U.S. and allied military, government, industry and academia decision-makers to discuss was to secure maritime strategy within the current budget. Speakers will present and discuss emerging systems, platforms, technologies and security within networks that will operate within Sea Service operations.

Date: February 12th, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: (ISC)2 SecureBerlin Conference
Where: Berlin, Germany

Another event from (ISC)2 which takes a look at current cyber security business trends.

Date: February 12th, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: (ISC)2 SecureSanAntonio 2015
Where: San Antonio, Texas, United States

And another event from (ISC)2 which is sold out – already (which is pretty impressive). This event is a vendor specific meeting that examines McAfee’s Threat Intelligence Exchange.

Date: February 12th, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: Darknet and the primordial soup of Cyber Crime
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Being held in Edinburgh, Scotland, this is very cool event – all about the Darknet!

Date: February 15, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: Kaspersky SAS
Where: Cancun, Mexico

This is the large annual Kaspersky event. Of particular note is the attendance of John Matherly – he’s the creator of SHODAN which is an awesome project.

Date: February 16 – 19, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: 13th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Where: Santa Clara, CA, United States

This event is all about File and Storage Technologies. Clearly, if you work in the storage (cloud) space then you’d love this event taking place in the Sunny State of California.

Date: February 20th, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: >(ISC)2 SecureCharlotte 2015
Where: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

And another event from (ISC)2 – this one focuses on business ‘cyber’ skills and a lot of ‘how-to’ type of talks.

Date: February 23 – 28, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: DFIRCON Monterey 2015
Where: Monterey, California

SANS have a very cool forensics event lined up for late Feb. This is a Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) conference that brings their range of forensics courses and teachers under one roof. This is more of a training event – and certainly one worth signing up for if you work in forensics. Incidentally, we just launched a ‘Digital Forensics Tools’ directory that you might find useful especially if you are thinking of working in that space.

Date: February 23 – March 2, 2015
Conference Title and Link To The Event: 10th Annual ICS Security Summit
Where: Orlando, Florida, United States

The Sunshine State of Florida will be hosting another SANS event titled: 10th Annual ICS Security Summit. This year’s 2015 conference is all about SCADA and ICS! The main focus this year is on training delegates to be able to Attack and Defend ICS environments. The event will also be taking a look at specific ICS Security Tools, something which we have a particular interest here at Concise Courses since we know that our community love everything to do with Pentesting Tools.

In Summary
As ever, we’d like to have your feedback! Did you attend any of these conferences and if so, what did you think of them?

Also, we would also like for you to take part in our 2015 Cyber Security Poll which asks the question: “What is the best thing about Cyber Security Conferences?”.

The possible answers that you can agree with our:

  • Opportunity to learn new hacking skills
  • Chance to career network
  • Getting out of the office

What do you think? Add your vote and be counted!

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