With 2017 now in the rear-view mirror, the security industry is turning its attention to 2018. The new year will no doubt present its fair share of challenging digital security threats. So too will it present numerous opportunities for infosec professionals to discuss shared difficulties at conferences and summits.

To help promote these collaborative events, we at The State of Security are proud once again to assemble a list of the top conferences in information security. We hope you’ll consider attending at least one of the following 17 events in 2018.

If we missed a conference, please let us know in the comments!

17. TiaraCon

When: TBA

Where: TBA, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Website: http://www.tiaracon.org/index.html

TiaraConTiaraCon is a free two-day conference that espouses the mission of advancing women’s careers in cyber security. It seeks to bring attention to and ultimately change the fact that women constitute only 10 percent of all security professionals and just nine percent of infosec leadership.

At its second annual conference in 2017, attendees enjoyed networking with one another as they learned how to communicate more efficiently with both women and men in security as well as how to practice conflict resolution. TiaraCon also hosted a panel talk where panelists shared stories about making their way in the security industry, as well as a Resume Bar staffed by security experts.

16. FS-ISAC Annual Summit

When: 20-23 May, 2018

Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Website: https://www.fsisac-summit.com/2018-Annual-Summit-Overview

fs-isacEach FS-ISAC Annual Summit is hosted by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a resource which helps members of the global financial industry share and analyze intelligence on digital and physical threats.

Attendees to this annual event have the opportunity to hear a series of sessions and talks (Read more...)