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Cybersecurity Events Calendar For 2021

RSA Conference USA and others pivot to 100 percent virtual

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out most cybersecurity conferences last year and many of them won’t bounce back to normal until the second half of 2021. But there’s an exciting lineup of virtual events scheduled through June of this year.

The editors at Cybercrime Magazine compiled a list of the hottest events in 2021, and we’ll be updating it for you quarterly.


Feb. 22-27. SANS 2021. VIRTUAL. The SANS Institute live from Scottsdale, Ariz. Interactive cybersecurity training taught by industry experts. Discover the most effective steps to prevent cyberattacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques you can apply immediately. Receive relevant cybersecurity training from real-world practitioners.

Mar. 1-6, 2021. NULLCON. VIRTUAL. Based in Goa, India. A platform for the exchange of information on the latest cyber threats between security researchers and experts. A section of the conference — Desi Jugaad — is dedicated to hackers or researchers who come up with innovative solutions for real-life challenges and are invested in taking new initiatives in cybersecurity.

Apr. 19-20. 2021. KB4-CON. VIRTUAL. Mark your calendars for KnowBe4’s fourth annual KB4-CON user conference! This event will be entirely virtual. This highly engaging, cybersecurity-focused event, the largest of its kind, is designed for CISOs, security awareness training program administrators and InfoSec professionals!

Apr. 27-28, 2021. IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021. Washington, D.C. The world’s premier privacy and data protection conference focuses on international topics, policy and strategy. Recognized as a leading forum for discussion, the summit features expert speakers and top regulators, and delivers unmatched education and networking opportunities.

May 11-12, 2021. CYBERUK. VIRTUAL. Attended by over 2,500 delegates, CYBERUK is the authoritative event for the UK’s cybersecurity community. It demonstrates what we can do together as teams, as departments and as organizations to deliver a digital United Kingdom that leads the world in cyber resilience. This year’s event is being held virtually.

May 12-13, 2021. CyberCon London 2021. VIRTUAL. The most progressive event of its kind, allowing U.K. business leaders the opportunity to gain exclusive first-hand knowledge of new and emerging online threats and learn latest response strategies and solutions through immersive and interactive real-case scenarios.

May 17-20, 2021. RSA Conference. VIRTUAL. Where The World Talks Security. This year’s theme: Resilience. With health and safety as the top concern, RSAC 2021 will be a fully virtual event. Their goal is to deliver a stellar virtual experience that reflects what the community has come to expect from the world’s largest cybersecurity conference.

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May 23-27, 2021. 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. VIRTUAL. 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.

Jun. 6-7, 2021. 33rd Annual FIRST Conference. VIRTUAL. An international confederation of trusted computer incident response teams who cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention programs. Participants exchange information and ideas, learn together, build trusted relationships, and co-operate on areas of mutual interest.

Jun. 8-9, 2021. SIA GovSummit. Washington, D.C. This annual government security policy and technology conference examines emerging policy trends, technology needs of the government and changes in the risk environment that shape development of products and advanced systems integration to meet evolving security challenges.

Jun. 8-10, 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.

Jun. 28-Jul. 2, 2021. Hack In Paris. In a dedicated environment, attendees can really understand the realities of hacking and the consequences that companies are facing. It offers during 5 days, a quality program dealing with high-end IT security, industrial espionage, penetration testing, physical security, forensics, malware analysis techniques and countermeasures.

Jul. 31-Aug. 5, 2021. Black Hat USA 2021. Las Vegas, Nev. The most technical and relevant information security event series in the world. For more than 20 years, Black Hat Briefings have provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.

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.

Sep. 6-7, 2021. Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo Global. London. Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies, the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo will explore the industries currently undergoing, and set to undergo, major disruption. These include financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, government, automotive and more.

Sep. 8-10, 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.

Sep. 20-22, 2021. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Orlando, Fla. Whether you’re a CISO looking to improve your leadership skills, a security professional who needs practical advice to accelerate progress on your next initiative, or a business continuity management leader trying to implement resilience practices across the organization, you’ll find your program, peers and strategic partners at this conference

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

Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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