The Best Security Conferences Of 2019
For avid cybersecurity enthusiasts, experts, hackers, and tech lovers, security conferences provide a wonderful platform to gain knowledge. From networking to data security and hacking, they can learn about a variety of tips, tricks, and tools to polish their skills. Some of these conferences focus on products from different tech vendors. While some others are aimed at spreading awareness and providing training to the passionate geeks.
Here we present the best security conferences you should attend in 2019.
1) ICS CYBER SECURITY CONFERENCE
This is one of the best conferences for cybersecurity and IT professionals, particularly those related to industrial systems. Precisely, the target audience of this conference includes those belonging to the technological, chemical, or industrial sectors, or those linked to transportation, utility, energy, or other sorts of critical infrastructure. If you are a computer engineer, IT professional, or operation manager, then this conference is worth a visit for you.
Here we share the details for the upcoming events in 2019.
- Location: Singapore
- Date: April 16-18, 2019
- Location: Atlanta, USA
- Date: October 21 – 24, 2019
2) HACK IN THE BOX SECURITY CONFERENCE
Another interesting conference worth attending for cybersecurity professionals is HITB. The organizers, who initially served as network security and hacking news and resource portal, ventured with organizing dedicated cybersecurity conferences in 2003. Consequently, the HIBT Security Conference was initiated as a regular event for security experts, researchers, and hackers to collaborate and learn more. The event starts with technical training sessions for the attendees. Whereas, the days towards the end of the event host a multi-track conference.
This year, the HITBSECCONF2019 has the theme ‘The Hacks of Future Past’. Below are the details of the event.
Date: May 6-10, 2019
Venue: DoubleTree / Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Besides, the future events by the same organizers planned to be held this year, include HITB GSEC SINGAPORE 2019 (26th – 30th August 2019, Intercontinental Singapore), and HITBSECCONF2019 – UAE (12th – 17th October 2019, venue to be announced soon).
3) BLACK HAT
Black Hat is one of the most prestigious and worth waiting for conferences regarding cybersecurity. Started off in 1997, this event hosts a wonderful gathering of security researchers, experts, software engineers and developers, vendors, cryptographers, white hat hackers, and penetration testers to share their findings of various vulnerabilities. The conference, owing to its huge stance, add up to regular news as the researchers continue to unveil security flaws, their observations, and experiences.
Black Hat is usually held in three different locations in a year – the USA, Europe, and Asia. Here is a quick review of its details.
Black Hat Asia 2019
Date: March 26-29, 2019
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Black Hat USA 2019
Date: August 3-8, 2019|
Venue: Mandalay Bay, Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Black Hat Europe
Date: December 2-5, 2019
Venue: (to be announced), London, UK
Another interesting conference that is held almost every week in varying locations and is a must for security enthusiasts, is BSides. Powered by a community of security experts only (no vendors), this event provides wonderful learning opportunities.