A rapidly changing field, cybersecurity has become a full-fledged industry. The awareness campaigns on how to protect yourself online and your data have gained momentum as of late. For example, Safer Internet Day is dedicated to the idea of educating people about online privacy and security.
Moreover, the use of VPNs, antimalware, two-factor authentication (2FA) and stronger passwords are emphasized every day by a tech influencer or a cybersecurity specialist through his or her channel. All of this means that cybersecurity is not to be taken lightly.
For this purpose, Ivacy VPN has compiled a list of conferences that will take place throughout 2019 and which you, as an internet user, cannot afford to miss out on. Without further ado, let’s find out and how you can benefit from them.
CanSecWest is easily the biggest cybersecurity conference in Canada. In the year 2019, it will be a single-track conference which will enable participants to collaborate and network more efficiently.
Keynote speaker, this time around will be Scott Jones – Head of Canadian Center for Cybersecurity. Naturally, you can expect talks on the latest in cybersecurity in Canada. As a Canadian, you cannot pass up on this opportunity as your nation’s future will depend on it.
It will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada and scheduled to take place on March 20-22, 2019.
2. Women in Cybersecurity
Women in Cybersecurity AKA WiCyS is aimed at educating women on how they can safeguard themselves from falling victim to data snoopers and hackers in the cybersphere. Not that men are any safe but women can become targets of revenge porn, cyberstalking and for merely being women.
The conference will deal in highlighting small steps for women in protecting their online privacy, security, and identity. It will be an excellent platform for fellow women to network and share the problems they face in the online world. Get your seat reserved today in Pittsburgh, PA for WiCyS which will be underway from April 28-30, 2019.
The conference is hosted by none other than CSO Magazine, and you guessed it, is part of the awards show and partially, of lecture series that is aimed at shining light on some of the standout CSOs and CISOs of the business.
Compared to other conferences, it is less academic, but since it’s for CSO Magazine we are talking about here, you can expect a balanced coverage of the latest in cybersecurity field in The conference will take place in Scottsdale, AZ on April 8-10, 2019.
CypherCon is a relatively lower-priced conference. But that is not to say it is any less. The meeting tries to balance the talk for both newbies and experts. The organizers do this by blanking speaker names during submissions.
The judges in the conference pick it up for the sake of content, alone. This way you get content from both first-timers and seasoned lot, in the shape of lectures. The event is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, WI from April 11-12, 2019.
Securi-Tay is all set take place from May 18-19, 2019 in Dundee, UK. The venue for this conference is Abertay University, and the hosts belong to the Ethical Hacking Society. Did you notice the irony there?
Anyway, the event is cheaply priced and can prove to be resourceful for anyone looking to equip themselves with first-hand cybersecurity knowledge. The idea of this conference will be to highlight the flaws in cybersecurity mainly.
On previous occasions, it has proved to be a success, and this year too, it is going to be even bigger and better.
It is the official conference on cybersecurity in the Circle City AKA Indianapolis. The event encompasses activities for children, keynotes and training sessions. Moreover, you can expect a great deal of entertainment as well since it takes into account the community spirit of the Circle City which is why CircleCityCon is an event which is hard to compete within the entire of Midwest.
So in the year 2019, it is not going to be any different either. Come March 31st, the event will be underway and will last till the 2nd of June. So mark your calendars.
7. Infosecurity Europe
Based in London, UK it is possibly one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in Europe. The cybersecurity landscape of London is changing especially amidst the Brexit and GDPR, so Infosecurity Europe can’t be missed.
The event has attracted over twenty thousand attendees in the past few, and this year, the number is only going to rise. So if you are looking to expand your business exponentially in Europe while at the same time wishes to address cybersecurity concerns, guess what? This is your chance! The event will last during June 6-9, 2019.
If you’re North African, lives in the Mediterranean or a Middle Eastern, it can be a cumbersome job when it comes to traveling. Therefore, RightsCon – Canada based cybersecurity conference is coming to Tunis, Tunisia.
Expect a lot of information on digital rights and other cybersecurity related matters. The best part is that RightsCon is extremely affordable and for all the folks living in the areas identified above, they can now travel, reasonably quickly. The event will take place during June 11-14, 2019.
To wrap it up
That concludes our list for top cybersecurity conferences which are due to be held later in the year. A couple of honorable mentions include ISACA Cyber Security Nexus and Information Security Forum conference which will be taking place in Switzerland and Dublin respectively.
ISACA has all the industry veterans delivering talks on the cybersecurity subject and happens to be one of the renowned conferences around the globe whereas, for ISF, it is their 30th annual conference on cybersecurity. It will be a tough call because both events are scheduled in October 16-18, 2019.
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