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Cybersecurity Events Calendar 2020-2021

New! 2020 FutureCon Virtual Cybersecurity Events Get Info

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Sep. 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out most of the live cybersecurity conference calendar schedule through the end of this year. Our editors are on standby for the latest news on venues and dates in 2021. Meanwhile, Cybercrime Magazine has compiled a list of the biggest and best upcoming events over the next year.

Cybersecurity Ventures is the official research partner for the FutureCon cybersecurity conferences, which are held in dozens of cities across the U.S. each year. Check the FutureCon calendar for a virtual event in your region.


Sep. 29 to Oct. 2., 2020. Black Hat Asia 2020. Virtual event in the Singapore time zone. Infosecurity experts will teach interactive, online trainings, innovative research will be presented at briefings, the latest open-source tools will be showcased at arsenal, and the business hall will feature top-tier security solutions and service providers.

Oct. 1-31, 2020. Global Appsec 2020. A one-of-a-kind virtual event experience. Explore the interactive features, education, networking, gaming and hallway conversations you know and love from the OWASP Foundation and Global AppSec events. Keynotes feature an industry-leading lineup of bright minds and hot topics. A diverse lineup of two, four, and five-part training courses to fit your evolving education needs.

Oct. 20-22, 2020. Infosecurity Online. The virtual place for you to discover, test and benchmark new cybersecurity solutions and innovations, have one-to-one video meetings where you can delve into the tech, learn from expert speakers and benefit from matchmaking recommendations based on your business needs. Infosecurity Europe will return in 2021.

Nov. 16-18, 2020. (ISC)² Security Congress 2020. Virtual event. The 10th annual Security Congress is being held as a virtual conference this year in recognition of health concerns and many corporate travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Join thousands of cybersecurity professionals at all levels for three days of industry discussion, continuing education and networking.

Nov. 17-20, 2020. Palo Alto Networks’ Ignite ‘20. Three virtual events in the Americas, Asia-Pac & Japan, and Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. Discover the Future of Cybersecurity, Today. The world’s only digital cybersecurity conference to comprehensively span cloud, data center and security operations. Dig deep on Palo Alto Networks portfolio of best-in-breed products.

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Dec. 7-10, 2020. Black Hat Europe 2020. Virtual event in Greenwich Mean Time. The latest in research, development, and trends in Infosecurity. The brightest professionals and researchers in the industry come together for deeply technical hands-on trainings, followed by the latest research and vulnerability disclosures in the briefings.

Mar. 25-27, 2021. WiCyS 2021. Denver, Colo. The 8th Annual Women in Cybersecurity Conference. The premier event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. WiCyS brings together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry. Beyond the annual conference, WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity.

Apr. 18-20, 2021. KB4-CON. Orlando, Fla. Hybrid conference, in-person and virtual. World’s largest security awareness training conference from KnowBe4. User conference is ideal for CISO, security awareness training administrators and other InfoSec professionals. Featured speakers include KnowBe4’s CEO Stu Sjouwerman and Chief Evangelist & Strategy Officer Perry Carpenter.

— Apr. 25-26. 2021. IAPP Global Privacy Summit. Washington, D.C. The world’s privacy community looks to the IAPP Global Privacy Summit for cutting-edge education, thorough guidance and energizing camaraderie in a rapidly evolving profession. Contribute your expertise and submit a speaking proposal for consideration.

May 17-20, 2021. RSA Conference USA 2021. San Francisco, Calif. & virtual event. Where The World Talks Security. This year’s theme: Resilience. We’re changing things up for RSAC 2021 and hosting the event from Monday – Thursday, with plans for both a physical and virtual event.

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May 23-27, 2021. 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in cooperation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research. The premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners.

June 8-11, 2021. Infosecurity Europe. London. Choose from over 200 sessions and build a personalized agenda tailored to your needs. Hear insight from CISOs at the sharp-end into how to manage risk and build resilience within an organization. Gain technical know-how from leading thought-leaders and technology providers. Learn how to manage risk, governance and compliance.

Aug. 5-8, 2021. DEF CON 29. Las Vegas, Nev. Top Hacking Convention. The first DEF CON took place in Jun. 1993 and today many attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, students, and hackers with a general interest in anything that can be “hacked.”

Aug. 11-12, 2021. USENIX Security ‘21. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The 30th USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others to share and explore the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

Cybercrime Magazine will be back soon with an expanded calendar of in-person and virtual events being held in 2021.

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