Top 7 Cybersecurity Events to Keep on Your Radar in Q1 2016

Posted by David Hunt on Jan 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

cyber_security_eventsThe security landscape changes on a daily basis as sophisticated attackers rush to innovate and exploit new attack vectors.

As a result, companies need to stay up to date on the latest trends and technologies to defend themselves. It almost seems as if on any given week in Q1 of 2016, you can find cybersecurity events to attend with experts from around the globe.

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1. SANS Security East 2016

One way to better protect your company from cyber attackers is to invest in continuous employee training. Over half of security incidents are caused by human error, so it’s important to ensure your employees know how to spot suspicious activity.

The SANS Institute is a global leader in cybersecurity training and their series of conferences in the US can help your employees stay ahead of cyber attacks.

Check out the fast facts on this upcoming conference:

  • When: January 25, 2016 – January 30, 2016

  • Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel (New Orleans, LA, United States)

  • Price: Tickets start at $4,885 for the 5-day conference 

2. Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

This innovative 2-day event focuses on specific analysis techniques and capabilities that can be leveraged to effectively create and maintain cyber threat intelligence in your company. Attend this summit to learn directly from the experts who are doing the CTI analysis in their organizations.

Here are the details you need to know for this event:

  • When: February 3 - February 4, 2016

  • Where: Embassy Suites Alexandria Hotel (Alexandria, Virgina, United States)

  • Price: Tickets start at $1,595 for the 2-day conference

3. BloomCon Forensics and Security Conference 2016

Every event has to start somewhere, and this is BloomCon’s first year in business. What makes it interesting is the fact that the exhibitions and contests are geared toward an understanding of what cyber attackers do to compromise businesses.

With capture the flag contests, forensics challenges and social engineering games, BloomCon can help you get in the minds of your potential hackers. The best part? It’s a major bargain compared to bigger conferences.

Here are the fast facts:

  • When: February 5, 2016 – February 6, 2015

  • Where: Kehr Union (Bloomsburg, PA, United States)

  • Price: $43 gives you access to all amenities, but free tickets are available for just the workshops and challenges.

4. RSA Conference 2016 USA

Since 1991, the RSA Conference has been running to keep security professionals up to speed with the latest tech trends and attack vectors. This event is a mainstay of the cybersecurity conference circuit and all of the biggest names in the industry attend. For the ultimate networking opportunity and informative workshops, register for RSA Conference 2016 USA.

Check out the fast facts:

  • When: February 29, 2016 – March 4, 2016

  • Where: Moscone Center (San Francisco, CA, US)

  • Price: $1,895 for a full conference pass

  • Bonus: The illusive team will be at the event! We're proud to be one of the top 10 finalists in RSA's annual Innovation Sandbox Contest,  dedicated to encouraging out-of-the-box ideas that have the potential to transform the infosec industry. Stop by Booth 4425 in the North Hall during the opening reception, see what's new (hint-hint), and receive an invite to our Private VIP Pub Night on Tuesday, March 1st.

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5. CypherCon

Similar to BloomCon, CypherCon is a small-scale cybersecurity event aimed at giving you an inside look at how attackers target your network. If you want to better understand how cyber attacks work, the capture the flag, lock picking, cover operations and cryptography exercises at CypherCon can help.

Here are the fast facts you should know:

6. Cybersecurity for Critical Assets USA

Critical infrastructures are just now starting to move forward with Ethernet technology - opening up vital networks to a world of cyber threats that these industries never had to consider.

Companies in the oil and gas, energy and chemical sectors must be prepared to defend their critical infrastructures against sophisticated cyber threats.

This 2-day conference brings security professionals together to discuss the need for better cybersecurity measures for critical assets.

These are the details for the event:

  • When: March 16 – March 17

  • Where: Hotel Derek (Houston, TX, US)

  • Price: Tickets for individuals start at $999

7. Black Hat Asia 2016

Here it is—one of the biggest and most technical cybersecurity events you can find. If you can’t wait until the summer for the US conference, Black Hat is returning to Asia to bring the cyber community together for four days of technical deep dives and vulnerability discoveries.

Black Hat consistently plays host to some of the biggest innovations in cybersecurity each year and it’s an event that any security professional should attend.

Check out the fast facts:

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