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November 2019 Cybersecurity Calendar

FutureCon Launches Next Generation Cybersecurity Conferences In 27 Cities Across N. America for 2020

– Kayla Matthews

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Oct. 28, 2019

For any dynamic field — such as information technology or cybersecurity — live events are a necessary part of the job. The sense of community you feel while attending is unprecedented, which is precisely why everyone in the industry should make it a point to attend at least one per year.

Since there are only a couple of months left in 2019, you better get planning if you haven’t participated in an event yet.

Choosing a conference is always a challenge because there are so many. To make choosing a little easier, here is a list of some of the best November cybersecurity events.

1. Hackfest 2019 — Nov. 1 in Quebec City, Canada

As one of Canada’s most significant annual hacking conferences, Hackfest 2019 will bring together thousands of security experts from all over the world. Over two days, attendees will be able to measure their skills against various training exercises, including capture the flag, hacking games, contests and more.

Attendees will also be able to show off their IT and security expertise and match up with other professionals.

2. The Long Con 2019 — Nov. 2 in Winnipeg, Canada

Originally introduced in 2013 under the name BSides Winnipeg, The Long Con has since expanded to an incredible conference run by a nonprofit corporation specifically for the infosec community.

It follows a traditional conference format with keynotes, discussion panels and activities. However, participation, conversation and collaboration are highly encouraged to keep everyone engaged and involved.

3. FutureCon San Antonio Cybersecurity Conference — Nov. 6 in San Antonio, Texas

FutureCon’s San Antonio event is for CISOs and C-suite executives. It’s focused on navigating the current cybersecurity landscape, mainly when dealing with ever-changing threats. It merges high-level training programs and informative discussions to boost general awareness about potential risks.

If you want to learn more about securing modern computing applications and networks from advanced cyberthreats at an upper management level, this is the place to go.

4. Secure IoT 2019 — Nov. 7 in Reading, United Kingdom

Those attending Secure IOT will learn more about vulnerabilities and risks associated with the Internet of Things, directly from leading experts and company representatives. There will be featured speakers from Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Xitex, IoT Security Foundation and many more.



5. International Conference on 5G (IC5G) — Nov. 9 in Tokyo, Japan

With the pending worldwide launch of the fifth generation or 5G networks — estimated to roll out sometime in 2020 — the IC5G conference is all about investigating potential opportunities and challenges related to the new system. Audiences, experts and industry specialists will be able to discuss, exchange and further new ideas.

6. SecureWorld Seattle — Nov. 13 in Seattle, Washington

Meant as a community event for infosec experts, SecureWorld brings together attendees from a variety of specializations to learn pertinent advice and experience from industry leaders. Keynotes, discussion panels, breakout sessions and vendor booths will all play an essential role throughout the two-day experience. Important speakers like Mark Gelhardt, the former CIO of the White House, and Christopher McMahon of the U.S. Secret Service, alongside various high-profile organizations, will all share knowledge and feedback.

7. ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISEC) — Nov. 15 in London, United Kingdom

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and machine learning have a huge role to play in our future, but what does that mean for information security? That’s the driving idea behind the 12th annual AISEC conference, which will bring together industry experts to discuss and present new developments.

8. Florida Cybersecurity Forum — Nov. 19 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Organized by the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF) and held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, the Florida Cybersecurity Forum is about generating an educational dialogue on today’s cybersecurity landscape. Business leaders, security experts and specialists, senior government officials and enthusiasts will discuss the impact of cybersecurity on modern society. The event features keynote discussions, panels and hands-on activities.

9. Infosecurity ISACA North America Expo and Conference — Nov. 20 in New York, New York

Programming, security solutions and networking professionals will come together at this conference to learn more about cybersecurity and risk management from industry leaders. Presented through a “focused business event environment,” the conference will foster valuable networking, immersive learning experiences and forward-moving discussions about relevant security topics.

10. International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC) — Nov. 26 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ISPEC, an international conference in its 15th year, is aimed at promoting infosec technologies research to further applications and integration of related tools. This year’s event will kick off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, uniting thousands of security experts from around the globe.

11. CyberCrimeCon — Nov. 29 in Singapore, Singapore

CyberCrimeCon is an international event that brings together industry experts, programmers and networking engineers to focus on protections for cyberthreats. More specifically, it covers responding to attacks, building proactive strategies and using intelligence-driven tools. It also emphasizes modern cybercrime, highlighting attackers carrying out their first theft or intrusion up until the day they are arrested.

12. BSides Vienna — Nov. 30 in Vienna, Austria

As a community, BSides is about promoting independent education and security research across several events all over the world. The Vienna conference will feature local attendees coming together to host discussions, network and collaborate on relevant topics. Because there are so many experienced and skilled security experts in the area, BSides Vienna would be a great event for anyone looking to further their knowledge.

Choose Your Event

When pouring over the list above, you can see just how many events are happening throughout November. While this list certainly narrows down the total, there is still plenty to choose from. At least one of them should match your interests and needs.

Take some time to choose your focus and research the conference you’re thinking of attending, but ultimately, be sure to commit. There’s a great deal to gain from attending these gatherings, whether you’re just starting in the field or you’ve been a mainstay for many years.

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– Kayla Matthews is a technology journalist and cybersecurity writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. To read more from Kayla, visit her website.



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