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Top 10 Cybersecurity Conferences For 2024

Combat cybercrime by attending the hottest events and conferences

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Northport, N.Y. – Dec. 14, 2023

The editors at Cybercrime Magazine have compiled a list of the most popular and important cybersecurity venues globally. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out many in-person events in 2020 and 2021, and others went virtual. The industry bounced back in 2022 and 2023, and we are expecting 2024 to be busier than ever.

In 2024, our media crew will be roving around RSA Conference, Black Hat, and DEFCON, and we’ll be behind closed doors at some other events. 

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Jan. 29-31, Cybertech Global, Tel-Aviv, Israel. From Tel Aviv and Rome, to Tokyo, Singapore, Panama, and more, Cybertech is the cyber ecosystem’s foremost networking platform, conducting industry-related events all around the globe. Our conferences and exhibitions are the place to make business happen. Cybertech serves as the global hub for the latest technological innovations, challenges, and solutions in cyber.

Mar. 26-27, 19th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Johanessburg, South Africa. For the past 19 years ICCWS has developed into an important conference in the cybersecurity field, attracting academics, military professionals and practitioners from around the world to present their research findings in the form of empirical studies, case histories and other theoretical and practical contributions. The conference has been attended by a variety of security and military organizations including Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, more than 10 national defense colleges, NATO, SHAPE, and others.

Mar. 24-49, SANS 2024, Orlando, Fla. It’s increasingly important, now more than ever, to stay ahead of the ever-changing landscape and continue advancing your career with SANS Cyber Security Training. At SANS 2024, you’ll continue learning and growing from world renown industry experts. Experience total immersion in interactive training with hands-on labs, revered SANS NetWars Tournaments, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professional peers in real time.

May 6-9, RSA Conference USA 2024, San Francisco, Calif. RSAC brings the cybersecurity industry together and empowers the collective “we” to stand against cyberthreats around the world. RSAC is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in cybersecurity today.

May 22-25, 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, Calif. Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. The 2024 Symposium will mark the 45th annual meeting of this flagship conference. The Symposium will be held on May 20-22, and the Security and Privacy Workshops will be held on May 23.

May 28-31, 16th Annual CYCON, Tallin, Estonia. The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community. Each year, around 600 decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cybersecurity challenges in an interdisciplinary manner.

Jun. 3-5, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2024, National Harbor, Md. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2023 addressed the most significant challenges that security and risk leaders faced. At the conference, the top 5 priorities that cybersecurity leaders met on were: Infrastructure Security; Application and Data Security; Cybersecurity Leadership; Market Dynamics; and Operations. The program for the 2024 conference is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

Jun. 4-6, Infosecurity Europe, London. Infosecurity Europe brings together the industry’s leading cybersecurity professionals to share their experiences and support others in overcoming security challenges. The event is an opportunity to connect with experts and suppliers alike to find solutions that meet your needs. Our 2023 event saw industry peers grow stronger and more resilient together. Rethink the power of infosecurity at Infosecurity Europe 2024!

— Aug. 3-8, 2024, Black Hat USA 2024, Las Vegas, Nev. Now in its 27th year, Black Hat USA 2024 will be back at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Last year featured a 6-day program. The event opened with four days of specialized cybersecurity training with courses for all skill levels. The two-day main conference featured more than 100 selected briefings, dozens of open-source tool demos in Arsenal, a robust business hall, networking and social events, and much more. Black Hat 2023 also launched a “Certified Pentester” program — a full-day practical exam, covering pentesting topics. Stay tuned for the 2024 details!

Aug. 8-11, DEF CON 32, Las Vegas, Nev.  DefCon is the world’s longest-running and largest underground hacking conference. DefCon is known for its intense focus on computer security and hacking, and it provides a forum for some of the brightest minds in the field to share their knowledge and collaborate on new projects. Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three-letter government agencies converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting-edge hacking research and test their skills in contests of hacking might.

Cybercrime Magazine will be back soon with an expanded calendar of in-person and virtual events being held in 2024.

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

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