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9 Cybersecurity Trade Shows Not To Be Missed

January 10, 2017

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Cybersecurity trade shows are a great opportunity to learn from the experts and network with professionals in the nonstop industry of cybersecurity. With so many events taking place year-round, attending every show, conference and expo on the calendar is simply impossible.

So as tradition dictates, here are 9 cybersecurity trade shows that are not to be missed:

RSA Conference 2017

13-17 February, 2017 / San Francisco, CA

The RSA Conference 2017 is coming soon, so hopefully you have already registered. This conference is an opportunity to hear the latest trends in the information security industry from top security experts. The keynote panel this year is “The Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques, And What’s Coming Next.”

After the keynote, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the shifting threat landscape in “Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception.” Other classes will include “Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing and Auditing” and “Lethal Threat Hunting and Incident Response Techniques.”

This event offers multiple receptions, interactive learning sessions, and a pub crawl that promises to not only be a lot of fun, but great opportunities to network with industry professionals. Marketing Envy CEO, Billy Cina will be there as well, so look her up at the event or schedule a meet today.

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World Of Cybersecurity Congress 2017

7-8 March, 2017 / London, England

Are you looking for an opportunity to network with CISOs? This conference features a sophisticated high-level agenda that was created specifically with CISOs in mind.

The conference focuses on providing a variety of networking opportunities for cybersecurity professionals, including speed networking, roundtable discussions, and an interactive networking portal.Speakers for the 2017 World Of Cybersecurity Congress include:

  • Sir Iain Lobban, former Director of G.C.H.Q from 2008 to 2014
  • Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
  • Mr. Charles Blauner, Global Head of Information Security at Citigroup


IBM Interconnect 2017

19 - 23 March, 2017 / Las Vegas, NV

IBM Interconnect 2017 is geared toward technology professionals who want the latest information and hands-on training about hybrid cloud, IBM’s Watson, digital transformation, integration, process transformation, the Internet of Things, DevOps, security, and much more. It offers over 2,000 sessions, 200+ labs, and hands-on training around a variety of topics.

IBM Interconnect will allow you to connect with over 24,000 attendees from all over the world. It features multiple receptions (and a special event!) to give plenty of opportunities to network and mingle with industry experts.More information coming soon!

Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

2-6 April, 2017 / St. Maarten

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit attracts a wide variety of senior executives from healthcare, government, law enforcement, technology, financial services, and more that have an interest in fighting malware.In addition to an opportunity to network with cybercrime professionals, you can learn about cutting-edge research and new technologies in the industry.

Some of the sessions for 2017 will include:Changing the Physics of Defense with John Lambert, Microsoft This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Shotgun with Steve Adegbite, E*TRADE

Infosec World

3-5 April, 2017 / Orlando, FL

Infosec World 2017 gives security professionals a chance to get actionable information on the latest security challenges. It offers subject matter experts with hands-on experience in their fields. It’s also a great opportunity to participate in three networking receptions. This conference features a welcome keynote by Rich Mogull: “Radical Remodeling: Renovating Security for Today's Problems and Tomorrow's Opportunities.”

Other sessions include:

  • “Ninja Looting Like A Pirate” by William “Janitor” Lumpkin, Senior Information Janitor at Data Housekeeping Services
  • “Data Protection – How To Sleep Better At Night” by Steven Sheinfeld, Vice President, Internal Assurance Services at Rite Aid Corporation
  • “Management Hacking 101: Leading High-performance Security Teams” by Tom Eston, Penetration Testing, Veracode, Inc.

SC Congress

2 May, 2017 / New York, NY

This event, sponsored by SCMagazine, has become a destination for security professionals who want to learn more threat detection, solutions, and mitigation techniques.

The keynote this year will feature an interactive discussion with Donald Freese of the Federal Bureau of Investigation discussing the evolution of risk management through the strategic application of threat intelligence.

It will include a keynote panel called, “The Trump Effect on Information Security: Is Less Regulation What We Need?” so you can learn new ways to make the upcoming changes work for your business. The Reboot Northeastern Awards ceremony will finish off the event.

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Information Security Europe

6-8 June, 2017 / Olympia, London

Information Security Europe is said to be Europe’s largest information security conference and offers a wide range of benefits. You can spend time networking with over 18,000 industry professionals while keeping up with the latest information security issues.

With over 360 exhibitors, you will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of cybersecurity professionals face-to-face and learn more about their products.We’ll keep updating as the events are published.

Gartner Security And Risk Management Summit

12-15 June, 2017 / National Harbor, MD

The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit provides the latest information on threats, governance strategies, and security architectures. Business professionals trust Gartner’s independent research and recommendations and this is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals as they rethink their cybersecurity approach.

Not that you need convincing, but we’ll update special events as they’re shared.


SINET Innovation Summit

20 June 2017 / New York, NY

This summit aims to increase the collaboration between security professionals and is a great opportunity to work with leading innovators within the cybersecurity industry.

It offers a chance to see cutting edge solutions, get a better understanding of best practices, and get a firm grasp of the current threat landscape. This summit will also allow you to network with decision-makers from Fortune 2000 companies.

Same here, much more to come!

To truly make the most out of these events check out this step by step blog we put together. And in the meantime, here are 3 quick tips that will help you make the most out of your next convention:

  1. Hang out in the break room: This can be a great place to get to know people in a casual environment between sessions.
  2. Make a list of people you want to meet: If the conference includes a list of attendees, make a small list of people you would like to meet. Memorize their faces, so you will recognize them in the crowd. If possible, set up a meeting time with them before the conference.
  3. Arrange in advance to interview people you would like to meet: Ask them if you can interview them for new content and explain how you’re interested in the work they’ve been doing.
Network with prospects while learning more about the fascinating industry of cybersecurity at these cybersecurity trade shows, and have fun!
About the Author

Deborah Brown

Deborah was born and raised in Manchester, England and is now based in Jaffa. A marcom die hard and lover of marketing strategy. Deborah dabbles in design and enjoys cycling around Tel Aviv.

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