Top 21 Cyber Security Tradeshows in 2022 Worth Taking a PCR Test For
We’ve all missed travel these last two years, but the good news is that in person conferences are finally coming back on-line. Plenty are still virtual or hybrid though, so if you don’t want to leave your couch there are still events for you. With so many destinations to choose from, we’ve helped you narrow down with our list of 20 must-attend shows for 2022.
January 27 – February 5, 2022 / Virtual
Join with thousands of cybersecurity professionals worldwide to gain new perspectives and expand your knowledge base. This free event kicks off with two days of technical talks designed to up your security game, followed by a series of interactive panels, workshops, and networking events.
February 22 – March 1, 2022 / Vancouver, Canada
Now in its 36th year, the AAAI Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, is the place to be for the latest thinking on all things AI. Bringing together AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers, the conference features speakers, tutorials, workshops and exhibitions, all selected according to the highest standards.
March 1-3, 2022 / Tel Aviv, Israel
Bringing together cyber experts from across industry, government, and academia, the Cybertech conference spans three days and a wide range of topics, including AI and machine learning, cloud, intelligence, FinSec, critical infrastructure, ransomware, blockchain, quantum computing and so much more.
Speakers include Israel’s President, Isaac Herzog and General (ret.) David Petraeus, in addition to government ministers, academics and industry insiders, making it one not to miss.
March 2-3, 2022 / London, England
The Cloud & Cyber Security Expo brings business leaders together with security innovators and technologists to help them protect their assets and networks from attack.
This year's expo features a new 'multi-functional zone', an interactive hub for workshops, drop-in clinics, hackathons and roundtables. And, not only that, the Keynote speaker has just been announced. It’s none other than Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CSE_Global.
ISDEF 2022March 21-23 / Tel Aviv, Israel
The eleventh annual ISDEF is set to be the largest defense, homeland security and cyber exhibition ever held in Israel. Bringing together 10,000 attendees, 300 companies and 50 official delegations, the event offers a unique opportunity to connect with key industry players from around the world. Topics include defense, HLS, mega-event protection, cybersecurity, intelligence, and counter-terrorism.
Follow ISDEF on LinkedIn for the latest updates.
CloudFest2022March 22-24, 2022 / Europa-Park, Germany
The world’s premier internet infrastructure event, CloudFest 2022 is framed around three key themes: The Intelligent Edge, The Sustainable Cloud and Our Digital Future. More than 250 speakers have been packed into the three days, and with previous years having seen the likes of Edward Snowden, James Gosling and Eugene Kaspersky gracing the stage, they are sure to be worth watching.
The event also places a premium on fun: each day is rounded out by a karaoke session, and don’t forget to leave yourself some time for riding a rollercoaster or two, as the event takes place in one of Europe’s best theme parks.
KB4CON Virtual SummitApril 20-22, 2022 / Orlando, Florida
Hosted by security firm KnowBe4, this conference is tailor-made for security professionals who use KnowBe4’s products and want to expand their security expertise. Speakers include award-winning cybersecurity journalist Nicole Perlroth, and author Roger Grimes, as well as an ‘Ask me Anything’ session by CEO Stu Sjouwerman.
IoTBDS 2022April 22-24, 2022 / Virtual
The 7th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security. Themes include: Big data research, emerging services and analytics, the Internet of Things, and security, privacy and trust. Keynote speakers include Jie Lu of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Zoran Obradovic of Temple University, United States, Rajkumar Buyya of the University of Melbourne, and Antonio Iera of the University of Calabria, Italy.
ISACA Conference North America4-6 May 2022 / New Orleans, LA / Virtual
Part of a global series of conferences hosted by ISACA, the conference features presentations from a wide range of speakers on topics including governance, risk, privacy, emerging tech, performance management and career development.
Cyber Security for Critical Assets SummitMay 5, 2022 / Virtual
This marathon event unites the globe for 24 hours, chasing the sun starting with speakers from the Asia-Pacific region, through to the Middle East and North Africa before passing the baton to Europe, then on to Latin America and finishing up in North America. The format allows industry professionals from around the globe to meet and connect with their peers, regardless of geographical boundaries.
This year’s event has a focus on cyber resilience in a post-pandemic world, drawing on the expertise of cyber security leaders from the oil & gas, energy, water, mining, and chemical industries.
AusCERT 2022May 8-13, 2022 / Gold Coast, Australia / Virtual
The oldest cybersecurity conference in Australia enters its 21st year in great style. This year’s theme is ‘Rethink, Reskill, Reboot,’ as conference organizers encourage you to take a fresh look at the knowledge and skills you need to engage in cutting-edge cyber security practices. More than 50 speakers from Australia and New Zealand will take to the stage, and for those who can’t make it down under, the conference will be live-streamed. You can follow the conference on Twitter at @AusCERT.
CYBERUK 2021May 10-11, 2022 / Newport, Wales / Virtual
The flagship event of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre, CYBERUK positions itself as the authoritative event for the UK’s cyber security community. This year’s theme builds upon the UK’s recently published National Cyber Strategy, uniting government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges ahead.
On the program are plenary sessions, live networking opportunities, lightning talks and interactive workshops, with much of the event's activities being streamed online for remote attendees.
Secure360's focus is security and risk management education, and the theme this year is: Securing Our Ever-Changing World. Key topics include governance, risk and compliance, information security, physical security, business continuity management, and professional development.
In addition to a range of speakers and break-out sessions, conference goers can hear keynote speeches from motivational speaker and drummer Mark Schulman, and cyber security, intelligence, and national security expert Tyler Cohen Wood.
Black Hat Asia 2022May 10-13, 2022 / Virtual (Singapore time zone)
The Black Hat events sprang from a single conference in 1997 to become a highly respected global series of conferences held annually. Conference goers at all career levels can access Black Hat's signature Briefings and Trainings, held over multiple days.
The Briefings content covers topics such as data forensics and incident response, malware, applied security and cloud and platform security.
June 2-9, 2022 / Orlando, Florida / Virtual
This free event leads with a two-day virtual summit with a focus on actionable ideas, methods, and techniques for safeguarding critical infrastructures. On the program are sessions on case studies and success stories, live attack demonstrations and how to stop them, understanding what an attack against your organization will look like, and mitigation techniques.
After the summit, attendees can stay on to take part in a hands-on, immersive SANS ICS course, taught by experienced practitioners. Courses take place both online and in person in Florida.
Join conversations with fellow professionals, discover innovative solutions in the sandboxes, watch start-ups go head-to-head in the 17th annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest, and discover emerging companies in the RSAC Early Stage Expo over four days in June. Delegates can choose from a range of passes priced between $50 and $1,995, depending upon how much of the event they wish to access.
June 27 - June 30, 2022
This free event brings together exciting cyber security startups and enterprises from around the world with workshops, lectures, networking and more. Featured speakers include Gaby Portnoy,
Hack in ParisJune 27 - July 1, 2022 / Paris, France
This steadily growing event has now reached its first decade and continues to bring security experts together to get a hands-on feel for hacking and how to counter it. The program covers high end IT security, industrial espionage, penetration testing, physical security, forensics, malware analysis techniques and countermeasures. Follow along on Twitter at @hackinparis, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #HIP21.
Black Hat USA 2022August 6-11, 2022 / Las Vegas, Nevada.
Black Hat’s Briefings and Trainings continue, both in person and online this time in the Pacific time zone. Program details will be released later in the year. Black Hat can be followed on Twitter at @BlackHatEvents.
DEF CON 30August 11 – 14, 2022 / Las Vegas, Nevada / Discord
DEF CON turns 30 this year! In celebration both of having reached that milestone and being reunited in person after the pandemic sent the event online, DEF CON 30 has been dubbed the ‘Hacker Homecoming’. In their own words, this year’s classic hacker event “is about celebrating the past and getting geeked about the future.”
Take part in a range of activities including contests, capture the flag games, movie marathons, scavenger hunts, lock picking, warez trading, music gigs and more.
- September 12-14, 2022 / Atlanta, Georgia / Virtual
Round out the conference year by reconvening with security professionals to look ahead at what’s to come for the industry. The conference offers a wealth of opportunities for networking, discovering new products and innovations, and developing new strategies to counter threats. Speakers and more details will be released later in the year.
November 29-30, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel
The International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience is a project of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Aiming to bring together leading researchers, research scholars and academic scientists, to share and discuss their experiences, research results and knowledge on all things Cyber Security and Resilience.
The conference provides a platform for displaying the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns alongside the practical challenges encountered and the solutions found for them in the fields of Cyber Security and Resilience. More details will be released soon.
For those who find yourself caught up in lockdowns, all is not lost - as you can see, many of this year’s events offer virtual options. So here’s to a full year of making new connections, learning (whether virtually or in person), and enriching your cybersecurity awareness this year.
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