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Top Cybersecurity Conferences to Attend in 2021 and 2022

Whether you’re a small business owner or the CISO at a large enterprise, cybersecurity conferences are a great way to expand your education, explore the latest technology and innovative solutions to complex tech problems, and network with cybersecurity experts across the globe. 

Organizations are working hard to provide paid and free content so that you can find information and experiences that match your interests, needs, or price point. Join the security community virtually or in person to stay informed about what matters most. 

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Here are the top cybersecurity conferences and events to attend in 2021 and 2022:


SecurityMetrics Summit 2021

This free, virtual, one-day event held October 21, 2021, features a mix of over 14 expert speakers and panels. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and PCI DSS compliance, SecurityMetrics Summit presents insights from technology leaders and cybersecurity experts with sessions that discuss:

  • What to expect to be PCI compliant

  • How to prepare for and respond to ransomware 

  • How to prevent formjacking and ecommerce Skimming

  • Questions to ask when choosing an MSSP

  • Penetration testing FAQs

  • Compliance scoping and how to actually scope your environment

SecurityMetrics Summit Price: Free

Date: October 21, 2021 

Location: Virtual

 

SAINTCON

Put on by the Utah chapter of the Security Advisory and Incident Network Team ("UtahSAINT"), this conference has been held for 20 years throughout the State of Utah. The organization aims to be, “fun, engaging, and instructional.” SAINTCON is a friendly show for security and IT professionals, and also welcomes anyone interested in “computer security, hacking, and security research.”

SAINTCON Price: $265

Date: October 18-22, 2021 

Location: In-person (Provo, UT)

 

2021 Global Community Forum

The three-day PCI SSC 2021 Global Community Forum “will include all the things you expect from PCI SSC events – important Council updates, regional insights, opportunities for feedback, networking, and fun engagement activities.”

This event is for Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PTS Approved Labs (PTS), PCI Professionals (PCIPs), Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIRs), Point to Point Encryption Assessors (P2PEs), Card Production Security Assessors (CPSAs), Qualified PIN Assessors (QPAs) and Software Security Framework Assessors (SSAs).

PCI SSC 2021 Global Community Forum: $295

Date: October 26-28, 2021 

Location: Virtual 

 

RSA Conference 2022

RSA is returning to San Francisco for 2022 and will take place on February 7-10th. With a theme of “transform,” RSA conference is one of the premier information security shows in the industry. Their mission is to “connect you to the most knowledgeable people and cutting-edge content that will empower you to stay ahead of cyberthreats and advance your career. The conversations and debates are...designed for open and honest dialog that often provide different/unique and sometimes opposing views in order to get to the heart of the problem and ultimately a creative/unbiased solution.”

RSA Conference Price: TBA, but usually starting around  $1795

Date: February 7-10, 2022 

Location: In-person (San Francisco, CA)

 

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo

This expo takes place in London and is a great networking and educational opportunity. Topics at the 2022 conference include: The Zero Trust Model, Security for a Multi Cloud World, Cyber Resilience, Human Factors, and Emerging Tech. The Cloud and Cyber Security Expo offers suppliers an unparalleled marketing opportunity to secure contacts, customers, and partners.

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo Price: TBA

Date: March 2-3, 2022 

Location: In-person (London, UK)

 

HIMSS

HIMSS is the primary health information and technology conference. With nearly 45,000 attendees from over 90 countries, this conference is a must for those interested in transforming health around the world through advances in technology. Choose from over 300 sessions and enjoy a vast selection of special programs and networking opportunities. 

HIMSS Price: TBA

Date: March 14-18, 2022

Location: In-person (Orlando, FL)

 

WiCyS

WiCyS is a technical conference designed for women with the aim to “recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity.” This event welcomes those with academic and industry backgrounds. Students can also attend this event. The ninth WiCyS conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on March 17-19. 

WiCyS Conference Price: TBA

Date: March 17-19, 2022 

Location: In-person (Cleveland, OH), unless otherwise determined 

 

Cybersecurity and Risk Summit

This event is hosted by MasterCard to provide current insights, data and cutting-edge resources to help organizations and industry professionals mitigate risk and optimize performance. This event is held in two locations each year. In 2022, the event is slated to take place in Key Biscayne, FL and Bangkok, Thailand. 

Cyber and Risk Summit Price: Early bird for Key Biscayne, FL will be $1175.  All other pricing is TBA.

Date: TBA

Locations: In-person (Key Biscayne, FL and Bangkok, Thailand)

 

ISACA Conference North America

One of the leading governance and security events internationally, ISACA is a great conference for its diversity in industry attendees. Some of the topics for the 2022 conference include privacy, performance management, and risk. This conference will be offered virtually as well as in-person and the full schedule of breakout sessions will be available in November. 

ISACA Conference North America Price: TBA

Date: May 4-6, 2022 

Locations: In-person (New Orleans, LA) and Virtual

 

The Diana Initiative  

Back for its sixth year in 2022, The Diana Initiative conference will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Diana Initiative conference focuses on helping those who are underrepresented in information security and is “committed to helping all underrepresented genders, sexualities, races and cultures in Information Security…[and] will foster empowerment, encourage initiative and create networking opportunities.” 

The Diana Initiative Price: $133.70

Date: August 10 - 11, 2022 

Location: In-person (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

DEF CON 30

What originally started as a party for a specific group of hackers on the “Net” in 1993 has turned into the biggest regular hackathon in the world. With an average of 27-28 thousand attendees, the DEF CON remains a singular experience in the cybersecurity community. The organization created a Safe Mode with Networking website, which is a centralized location for virtual conference content. DEF CON 30 is slated to take place in person, from August 11-14, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

DEF CON Price: $300, cash only

Date: August 11-14, 2022

Location: In-person (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

Black Hat 

If you are looking for a highly technical security conference and cutting edge research, Black Hat is a must-attend event. With briefings and trainings held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, it is regarded as one of the best security conferences in the world. “For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.” Black Hat is for all career levels. Join the Black Hat conference to collaborate with academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Locations, dates, and prices are to be determined. 

Black Hat USA 2022

Black Hat Asia 2022 

Black Hat Europe 2022

Black Hat Price: TBA 

Dates: TBA

Location: Las Vegas NV, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore, London, United Kingdom


International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC)

FIC is part trade show and part forum. This conference is primarily for the European market, but about 10% of its attendees are international and come from over 100 different countries. Even though the business side of the show is important, FIC doesn’t lack for education: last year, the organization boasted 450 speakers, 33 round tables, 35 technical demonstrations, and 15 masterclasses. The 2022 program for FIC has not yet been announced. 

FIC Price: TBA

Date: TBA

Location: TBA


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Join the cybersecurity and compliance community through these excellent events to further your skills, knowledge, and career goals. Network with other professionals and contribute your expertise and insights to the ever-expanding world of tech. 

What conferences will you be attending? If you other have must-see shows, email us at blog@securitymetrics.com