Conferences are important events in almost every industry, giving professionals the opportunity to learn about new developments, get valuable insights from leading experts, and network with other professionals. It has helped many organizations to explore the new talent and skilled professionals in the field. This ever-changing industry of cyber security places high demands on professionals to stay alongside each other of the latest best practices, trends, and research findings that impact their day-to-day responsibilities and help them perform their best.

Information security conferences take place all over the world, with events happening year round. By attending these conferences, an individual gets an opportunity to present his finding, and advertise his skills to contribute in the field. It provides the best and vast variety of platforms to meet other experienced professionals to grow the network.

We have created a list of some biggest and highly recommended conferences to be held in 2017 around the world. One should attend these conferences to get the opportunity to connect experienced professional network.

BlackHat Asia 2017

Black Hat has global appeal and it functions throughout the world (Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US). Black Hat attendees are from the corporate world and are experienced professionals. This information security conference has two main tracks: Black Hat Briefings, and Black Hat Trainings. Cyber security training is a pretty dominant factor in all cyber conferences, but at Black Hat (which is the world’s largest IT Security Conference organization in terms of global reach) places particular emphasis on the training. Organizations offering training includes Cisco and Offensive Security and many others.

Agenda:

The brightest professionals and researchers in the industry will come together for a total of four days, two days of deeply technical hands-on Trainings, followed by two days of the latest research and vulnerability disclosures at our Briefings.

When:

March 28-31, 2017

Where:

Marina Bay Sands,10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956

RSA Conference 2017

RSA conference provides an opportunity to learn about new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you.

Agenda:

RSA conference will provide an opportunity to connect you with the people and insights that will empower you to stay ahead of cyber threats. This multiple day event consists of two entities: the conference, which hosts speakers for a variety of topics, and a vendor expo. The conference consists of a multitude of presentations on the topic of Internet Security. Individuals may submit topic proposals to RSA Conference online, which are reviewed and selected to partake in the conference by an independent panel of judges that make up the Program Committee.

When:

February 13 – 17, 2017.

Where:

San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center and Marriott Marquis

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit SANS

SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security. While Cyber Threat Intelligence is a relatively new field, this innovative summit focuses on enabling organizations to build effective cyber threat intelligence analysis capabilities.

Agenda:

The SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit will bring experienced professional under the roof to present their findings to defeat the challenge of overcoming the cyber threats. Many talks will be held in the event regarding the cyber threat intelligence strategies and innovations along with certificate courses that will provide newcomers and professionals to enhance their skills.

When:

January 25-30, 2017 (Trainings)

January 31- February 1, 2017 (Summit)

Where:

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

2800 South Potomac Ave

Arlington, VA 22202 US

Def Con 2017

Def Con is the world’s best known ‘hacker convention’. DEF CON is held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and the first DEF CON took place in June 1993 so it’s also one of the oldest (and therefore original) cyber security meetings.

DEF CON, is a play on the military ‘readiness condition’ which is abbreviated to ‘DEFCON’ (Defense Condition). This conference is one of the biggest and oldest continuously running hacker conference around.

Agenda:

All the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, students, and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, phone preaching, hardware modification, and anything else that can be "hacked." The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking-related subjects, as well as social events War-games and contests in everything from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection and hacking computer systems.

When:

July 27-30, 2017.

Where:

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2017

The premier gathering of security, risk management and business continuity management leaders, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2017 delivers the insight you need to guide your organization to a secure digital business future.

Agenda:

The comprehensive agenda addresses the latest threats, flexible new security architectures, governance strategies, the chief information security officer role and more. It’s a unique opportunity to reinvent your approach to security and risk for the digital age, based on Gartner’s trusted independent research and practical recommendations.

When:

June 12-15th, 2017

Where:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront St.

National Harbor, MD, United States – 20745.

However, there are many other conferences as well that will held in 2017 around the world, don’t forget to explore more according to your interest and feasibility to attend them. Well, these are some of the well known and huge platforms, giving conferences that allow individual to explore and enhance their professional career in cyber security.