What's On? The 2019 Security Conference Calendar

As you start to think through your trade spend and activities for 2019 , think about the following security conferences. And please let us know other any events that you like and we’ll add them.

JANUARY

What: Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit (Jan 21-28, 2018)
Where: Arlington, VA
Run by: SANS Institute 
Focus: 2 days training, 2 days workshop, 2 days conference
Attendance Cost: Summit (Jan 21-22) $1,780, Courses (Jan 23-28): $729 each

FEBRUARY

What: Nullcon (Feb 26-Mar 2, 2019)
Where: Goa, India
Run By: Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University
Focus: Industry veterans and students looking to breacj 
Attendance Cost: Corporate Pre-Conference Pass: USD300 + 18% GST; 2 Day Training: USD739, 3 Day Training: USD993 (early bird discounts apply)

MARCH

What: Securi-Tay(Usually early March, 2019 - dates to be confirmed)
Where: Dundee, Scotland
Run By: Payatu Technologies
Focus: Industry veterans and students looking to breacj 
Attendance Cost: GBP25

What: RSA Conference (Mar 4-8, 2018)
Where: San Francisco (CA), USA
Run By: RSA
Focus: Hacking and a wide range of infosec topics. Lectures, open forums + training. 
Attendance Cost: Expo Pass USD200, Full Conference: USD2,595 (student, faculty and early bird discounts available)

What: Troopers (Mar 18- 22, 2019)
Where: Heidelberg, Germany
Run By: Troopers (it's an info sec conference organizer)
Focus: Training + conferences + roundtables
Attendance Cost: All inclusive: EU3,390 (+19% VAT) in person; Online only:  EUR1,790 (+19% VAT). These are early bird rates.

What: CanSecWest (Mar 20-22, 2019)
Where: Vancouver (BC), Canada
Run By: Dragostec.com Inc (info sec consulting + education company)
Focus: One of the most advanced conferences focusing on applied digital security.
Attendance Cost: Conference pass: CAD1800 + CAD90 GST. Training Dojo Pricing goes from CAD1900 + GST (one day) up to CAD7500 + GST (four day pass). These are all early bird pricing shown. Group discounts available.

What: WiCyS (Mar 28-30, 2019)
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Run By: Women in CyberSecurity (non-profit)
Focus: Dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity to promote diverse workplaces
Attendance Cost: Students: USD35, Faculty/ Non-Profit: USD250, Industry USD550. Member discounts apply.

APRIL

What: InfoSecWorld (Apr 1-3, 2019)
Where: Lake Buena Vista (FL), USA
Run By: MIS Training Institute
Focus: One of the most advanced conferences and expos focusing on applied digital security.
Attendance Cost: Expo only USD100 , Summit Only: USD995, Main Conference: USD1795, World Conference USD3695 (to multiple events). Early bird discounts available.

What: CSO50 Conference (Apr 8-10, 2019)
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Run By: CSO Magazine
Focus: Networking and CSO and CISOs presentations
Attendance Cost: $695 before Feb 4. Early bird and group discounts available.

What: CSO50 Conference (Apr 8-10, 2019)
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Run By: CSO Magazine
Focus: Networking and CSO and CISOs presentations
Attendance Cost: $695 before Feb 4. Early bird and group discounts available.

What: The Security Event (Apr 9-11, 2019)
Where: Birmingham, UK
Run By: Western Business Expo
Focus: 100+ of the world’s leading security brands in exhibition format., Colocated with the Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Facilities Event
Attendance Cost: Free

What: Insider Threat Summit (Apr 17-18, 2019)
Where: Monterey (CA), USA
Run By: Advanced Onion + others
Focus: A robust 2 day discussion of personnel security issues including cyber security challenges and capabilities, continuous evaluation of privileged identities and ethical physical security considerations
Attendance Cost: USD1,200, World Conference USD3695 (to multiple events). Early bird, student and group discounts available. Free for active duty government personnel. 

What: Atlantic Security Conference  (Apr 24-25, 2019)
Where: Halifax, Canada
Run By: Non-Profit Conference
Focus: Quality and affordable information security education and training
Attendance Cost: General Admission: CAD195

What: Pen Test Austin (Apr 29 - May 4, 2019)
Where: Austin (TX), USA
Run By: SANS Institute
Focus: 12 courses, 12 instructors, training conference with 2 accompanying NetWars (Core and CyberCity)
Attendance Cost: NetWars coast roughly USD1,600 each (free with 4-6 day courses, of ~USD6,210)

MAY

What: IAPP Global Privacy Summit (May 2-3, 2019)
Where: Washington (DC), USA
Run By: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Focus: International tops, policy and strategy. Preceded by 3 days of certification training for those who are interested).
Attendance Cost: 4 day conference + training USD3,140, 3 day conference plus USD2,345,  2-day Conference Only USD1,645 (early bird, government, academic and non-profit discounts available)

What: Infiltrate (May 2-3, 2019)
Where: Miami Beach (FL), USA
Run By: Immunity Services LLC// Cxytera Technologies (secure infrastructure vendor/ pen testing etc)
Focus: 2 day conference preceded by 4 day training options, focused on technical aspects of offensive security
Attendance Cost: Conference: USD2,500, Training and Workshops: USD700 - 4,800 (group, early bird discounts apply) 

What: Secure360 (May 14-15, 2019)
Where: Minneapolis (MN), USA
Run By: Source (conference and training group, run a number of conferences around US and Europe)
Focus: Premier education conference in the mid west for information risk management and security
Attendance Cost: General Attendance USD349, Training days extra

What: DCOS - AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (May 14-16, 2019)
Where: Baltimore (MD), USA
Run By: AFCEA 
Focus: Aligning military, government and corporate strategies to align with the needs of those who serve.
Attendance Cost: Full Conference $700, Expo Only $250 (military, government, member and small business discounts apply)  

What: IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (May 14-16, 2019)
Where: San Francisco (CA), USA
Run By: IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, in cooperation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research
Focus: 3 day symposium on electronic privacy, followed by a one day work shop.
Attendance Cost: Conference $1,565; Workshops $530 (member, students, and early bird discounts available)

What: HackMiami (May 17-19, 2019)
Where: Miami Breach (FL), USA
Run By: HackMiami (spin out of Florida International University student society)
Focus: Showcasing the greatest penetration testing tools, techniques and methodologies which are the cutting edge of the worldwide digital threatscape.
Attendance Cost: General Admission: $160 (early bird discounts apply) 

What: CircleCityCon(May 30-31, 2019)
Where: Indianapolis (IN), USA
Run By: CircleCity Con LLC
Focus: Community led training classes, three tracks, technical villages
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass: $135 (student and early bird discounts available)

JUNE

What: Ignite (June 3-6, 2019)
Where: Austin (TX), USA
Run By: Palo Alto Networks Inc
Focus: Hands on sessions, leading experts, interactive labs
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass: $1,695 (early bird discounts available)

What: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit (3 days in mid June - 2019 dates being finalized)
Where: National Harbor (MD), USA
Run By: Gartner
Focus: Security best practices and strategies
Attendance Cost: Standard Conference Pass: $3,575 (public sector, early bird and group discounts available)

What: InfoSec Europe (Jun 4-6, 2019)
Where: London, UK
Run By: InfoSecurity Magazine & Reed Exhibitions (conference organizers)
Focus: Europe's number on information security event
Attendance Cost: Free to attend (costs to exhibit)

What: Annual FIRST Conference (Jun 16-21, 2019)
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Run By: First.org (non for profit with 360 members from 80 countries)
Focus: Facilitating communication between incident and response teams
Attendance Cost: Standard: USD2,300, Single Day USD 800 (early bird, member and student discounts available)  


JULY

[None yet - tell us which ones we’re missing!]


AUGUST

What: Black Hat USA (Aug 3-8, 2019)
Where: Las Vegas (NV), USA
Run By: CMP Media (a subsidiary of UK based United Business Media)
Focus: One of the best knowing info sec training conferences
Attendance Cost: Briefings USD2,700, Training (depends on course),(early bird discounts available)  

What: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit (August 3-8, 2019)
Where: London, UK
Run By: Gartner
Focus: Security and risk management trends and predictions
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass:EU2,700 (public-sector and early discounts available)

What: DEF CON (August 8-11, 2019)
Where: Las Vegas (NV), USA
Run By: DEF CON Communications Inc
Focus: Hacker conference with strong emphasis on capture the flag and other competitions.
Attendance Cost: USD$280 (no discounts or early birds) [2018 pricing shown]

What: Usenix Security Symposium (August 14-16, 2019)
Where: Santa Clara (CA), USA
Run By:USENIX
Focus: Open access provided to research and proceedings.
Attendance Cost: 3 Day Technical Sessions: USD1,065; 2 day colocated SOUPS pass USD690(not discounts or early birds) [2018 pricing shown], Individual workshops USD150 (early bird, member, and student discounts apply).

SEPTEMBER

What: Global Security Exchange 2019 (Sep 23-27, 2019)
Where: Las Vega (NV) USA
Run By: ASIS International
Focus: 22,000 participants from across the security profession and around the world
Attendance Cost: $1,385 (ASIS member, government and early bird discounts available)

What: Security [Messe] Essen 2020 (Sep 22-25, 2020)
Where: Essen, Germany
Run By: ASIS International
Focus: Claims to be the world’s leading security trade fair focusing on everything from fire prevention to cybersecurity and CCTV.
Attendance Cost: No charge to visitors.

OCTOBER

What: SecTor (October 1 - 3, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Toronto (ON), Canada
Run By: EC-Council
Focus: Canada's premium IT security conference.
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass:CAD1,249, Expo: CAD50 (early bird discounts available) [2018 pricing shown]

What: Brucon (October 3-5, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Ghent, Belgium
Run By: Non-profit, run by volunteers
Focus: 3 days security training, followed by 3 day conference
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass:EUR480; Training EUR 1,694-2,541 (student, individual, and early bird discounts available) [2018 pricing shown]

What: DerbyCon (October 5-7, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Louisville (KY), USA
Run By: Non-profit, run by volunteers
Focus: 3 days security training, followed by 3 day conference
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass: USD175; Training USD1,200 [2018 pricing shown]


What: Hacker Halted (October 10-11, 2019)
Where: Atlanta (GA), USA
Run By: EC-Council
Focus: Ethical hacking, 4 days technical training leading up to a conference
Attendance Cost: 2 Dat Conference Pass:USD199, 4 Day Training pass: USD2,999

What: AppSec USA (October 8-12, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: San Jose (CA), USA
Run By: Non-profit, run by volunteers
Focus: Technical talks by experts in security, devOps and cloud, 3 day training followed by conference.
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass: USD950, Training 3 day USD2,450, Expo Only USD450, Career Raid: Free (early bid, group, volunteer, member discounts available)[2018 pricing shown]

What: ISSA International Conference (October 17-18, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Atlanta (GA), USA
Run By: Information Systems Security Association International
Focus:  3 day conference discussing all aspects of security
Attendance Cost: Conference Pass: USD679 (member, student, volunteer and early bird discounts available) [2018 pricing shown]

What: ISF Annual World Congress (October 27-30, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Las Vegas, USA
Run By: Information Security Forum (member and consulting organization)
Focus:  3 day conference discussing all aspects of security
Attendance Cost: Contact organizers

What: CSX - Cybersecurity Nexus (October 29-31, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: London, UK
Run By: ISACA
Focus:  3 day conference discussing all aspects of security
Attendance Cost: General Admission: USD1,950; Two Day Workshop USD1,050 (member, group and early birth discounts apply)

NOVEMBER

What: InfoSec North America (November 14-15, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: New York (NY), USA
Run By: Infosecurity Group
Focus:  3 day conference discussing all aspects of security
Attendance Cost: Expo Admission: USD199; Keynote + Expo: USD399 (early bird discounts apply)

What:DeepSec (November 27-30, 2018; 2019 dates to be confirmed)
Where: Vienna, Austria
Run By: DeepSec Gmbh
Focus:  Non-product, non-vendor biased conference
Attendance Cost: Conference Business EUR2,295, Workshops EUR745, Package Training EUR2,195, all plus VAT (early-bird discounts apply)

DECEMBER

What: Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Executive Forum (Dec 11, 2018)
Where: New York (NY), USA
Run By: The Wall Street Journal
Focus: Practical insights and timely intelligence for executives across the C-Suite, including senior IT leaders. No software or service vendors allowed.
Attendance Cost: $950 (early bird discounts available)

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