Data breaches of 2015 wasn't lacking any surprises. We need to get ready ourselves for Information Security challenges in 2016. InfoSec conferences are the best way to get the valuable updates in the developments of this field. Following are the 10 must-attend information security conferences in 2016. Dates are not announced by some of these organizers so make sure to check their websites listed below.
1. Defcon Hacking Conference
Defcon Information security conference is equally liked by the security professionals and hackers as well. It was started in 1993 and Now they arrange their events all around the globe. Defcon attendees involves security researchers, hackers, journalists and lawyers who have taste to learn and update themselves about the developments in the field of information security. In 2013, Defcon founder Jeff Moss, aka The Dark Tangent Said about the Federal agents attending this event,
When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship. Therefore, I think it would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a "time-out" and not attend DEF CON this year.
2. RSA Conference USA 2016
RSA Conference 2016 is going to be organized in last week of February and the venue will be San Francisco. This conference is famous for their learning labs and crowdsourced sessions. This year's speakers includes Candy Alexander, Parham Eftekhari, Mathew Green and Bahador Ghahramani.
3. InfoSec World Conference and Expo 2016
This conference is going to be held in April 2016, Florida. This conference is organized by MIS Training Institute and sponsored by HP, Dell, MalwareBytes and others. This year's speakers includes Simon Singh, Lance James, Jeffery Ritter and Marcus Sachs. George Dolicker, CISO, INC Research said,
I've been attending InfoSec World since 1997 and always find good value and content that I can immediately put to use when I get home.In 2015, Event had 1200 attendees and over 75 speakers. Topics ranged from IoT, cloud, threat intelligence, mobile, insider threats, and software development, just to name a few.
4. Infosecurity Europe 2016
This is the Europe's main show for Information Security. This is going to take place in London this June. Their speaker count exceeds the 260 according to the audit done by ABC.
5. Black Hat Asia 2016
Black Hat Asia is going to be held in Singapore in the last week of March. This event will also spread its magic in Las Vegas and London as well. The topics of discussion ranges from Increasing Market of Commercial Android Spywares to Hacking in Professionally-built drones.
6. SANS Information Security Training
Among the other 100+ Information security related events going to be organized near you, SANS Orlando 2016 is best of them. This includes the total 43 one-day and two-day courses. Courses ranges from Cyber Threat Intelligence to Cyber Security in Health Care.
|Early Year Events by SANS - Screenshot grabbed from here|
7. Bsides Security Conferences
Bsides is a community-driven organization arranging free-to-attend Security Conferences around the globe. Cost is tolerated by the sponsors. Their events are organized all around the globe including Mexico, Japan, China, Iceland and India.
8. IBM InterConnect 2016
Organized by the IBM, InterConnect 2016 is going to be held in Las Vegas, last week of February. This is best for Chief Information Security Officers. This conference features the following topics:
- Security Intelligence & Analytics
- Advanced Threat Protection & Research
- Fraud & Cybercrime Protection
- Identity Management & Governance
- Application & Data Protection
- Endpoint Security & Management
9. Global Privacy Conference Washington, DC
Organized by IAPP a non-profit organization founded in 2000. This privacy conference is best attended by the Lawyers and Policy makers. Their sponsors includes the AT&T and Microsoft as well.
10. Cyber Secure Pakistan, 2016
How Can I forget about this one, CSP annual conference is the pioneer Information Security Conference organized by the PISA and UltraSpectra. From trainings, hacking games like Capture the flag to discussion on Cyber Law of the Country in the perspective of Changing horizon of the Information Security World. I found everything there. If you are from Pakistan than you must attend it either you are blogger, hacker, CISO or lawyer.