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October 2019 Cybersecurity Calendar

Global events that keep you on the cutting edge of cyber

– Kayla Matthews

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Sep. 20, 2019

Live events are a great experience for anyone that has their feet in the waters of the IT and security sector. They allow you to network freely with other professionals, services and brands. They also provide a glimpse at what’s on the horizon in terms of innovation and new solutions.

More importantly, they provide a community where you can discuss the current state of IT and various topics, ultimately as a means to broaden your knowledge and understanding.

If you have any hope of staying relevant in the industry, then it’s necessary to attend at least one or two of these gatherings each year.

But choosing exactly which event to attend can be a challenge, especially since there are so many. To provide a little assistance, here is a list of some of the best cybersecurity and IT events happening throughout October:

1. SecureWorld Detroit – October 1 in Detroit, Michigan

For over 17 years, SecureWorld events have been bringing together professionals from all over the infosec industry. The conference serves to connect, inform and develop leaders in the field across a multitude of activities and panels. 

Renowned keynote speakers at the Detroit conference include Mark Gelhardt, former CIO of The White House, Dr. Larry Ponemon, founder and chairman of the Ponemon Institute, and more.

2. Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2019) – October 2 in London, United Kingdom

VB2019 focuses on the shared advancement of all involved in the infosec field, including researchers and analysts, product managers, CISOs and more. As an international conference, over 400 delegates from around the globe will be in attendance. The activities and topics will touch upon APTs, botnets, software testing, research tools, cybercrime and ethics.

Several high-profile speakers will be at the event to share their experiences, as will a variety of vendors and security providers.

3. Australian Cyber Conference 2019 – October 7 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This event is organized by the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), one of the leading infosec bodies in Australia. The idea is to bring everyone together as a sort of collaboration to further the discussion and spread of knowledge about cybersecurity. Both businesses and government agencies alike aim to advance the safety and security of IT solutions to help protect the greater Australian public.

4. FutureCon Cybersecurity Conference – October 9 in Boston, Mass.

Debby Briggs, CSO of NetScout, will host a fireside chat with Edna Conway, CSO of Cisco’s Global Value Chain, about the exponential expansion of our third-party ecosystems. They will have a frank discussion on exactly what a value chain is and the myriad players, visible and hidden, in that value chain. Conway will share her views on security risk in a hyperconnected global platform economy, the key security threats and impacts for the ICT value chain, and public-private efforts to manage third-party cyber risk.

Cybersecurity Ventures will be on hand to sign copies of their new book, “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” which is co-authored by Steve Morgan and Di Freeze.

5. Conference 2019 – October 14 in Nitra, Slovakia

While most events focus on general information security, the conference will deal with cybersecurity in the automotive and mobility fields. Professionals from all manner of backgrounds are still involved, however, including those from automotive, manufacturing, finance, legal, telecommunications and more.

6. Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Webinar – October 16 available anywhere

During a live webcast, Managing Director Allison Spagnolo of Guidepost Solutions will present several in-depth and fundamental strategies for preventing fraud and money laundering in an online landscape. She will be joined by several thought leaders and professionals with experience in the space, who will also weigh in on the discussion. 

Although it is a webinar, it’s an important event that anyone can attend provided they have the appropriate internet access.

7. 5th Securing Online Gaming – October 17 in London, United Kingdom

The 5th annual Securing Online Gaming conference covers a variety of online gaming and gambling topics, concerning how these businesses secure and protect their systems. Additionally, the discussions and topics are relevant to e-commerce models across many industries from retail to public transportation. Therefore all interested professionals can attend, as the experience is definitely applicable.

The event features a mixture of discussion panels, hands-on experiences and similar collaborative activities.

8. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference – October 21 in Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by SecurityWeek, ICS is meant for industrial users, vendors, security providers and government representatives alike. The conference will further the discussion of current cyber-incidents in the industry, but it will also cover their causes and highlight relevant solutions.

Many activities and discussion panels are planned, with speakers from the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, Oak Ridge National Lab, Siemens USA, ThreatGen, and more.

9. The 14th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security (SSCS 2019) – October 21 in London, United Kingdom

SSCS aims to connect professionals, engineers and specialists alike to move forward the safety and cybersecurity of the business world. A mixture of presentations and workshop sessions are employed with full collaboration encouraged including contributions from standard attendees.

This year’s themes include AI and machine learning, cloud and multi-core technologies, security vulnerabilities and threats, and human factors of cybersecurity and safety.

10. PCI SSC 2019 Europe Community Meeting – October 22 in Dublin, Ireland

Organized by the PCI Security Standards Council, the 2019 Europe Community Meeting will explore the tools and information necessary to secure payment systems and data. In addition to several payment solutions vendors, the event will be attended by many networking specialists. The theme is introducing “flexible and effective data security standards” to help secure the bulk of the industry.

11. Florida Cyber Conference 2019 – October 24 in Tampa, Florida

The Florida cybersecurity conference features in-depth discussions, hands-on demos, networking solutions and much more. It’s about more than just discussing the important topics; it’s about experiencing them first hand. There will even be a capture-the-flag type competition alongside more interactive experiences.

12. 5th European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC 2019) – October 29 in Krakow, Poland

CYBERSEC is an annual security and public policy conference with an incredibly vibrant and supportive community. Members meet to discuss the current challenges related to cyber disruption, especially in the face of today’s ever-changing digital landscape. Although the event is hosted in Europe, thought leaders from all around the world will be in attendance, working alongside one another.

Choose Your Event

October is teeming with information and cybersecurity-related events. 

The good news is that there’s at least one event on this list for everyone, from experienced professionals to those just entering the field. So, choose the event that fits your needs best and be sure to commit!

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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.