Top Security Conferences of 2022

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We compiled the top cybersecurity conferences of 2022 where cyber professionals can come together to network, learn, and grow. No matter which events you choose, you’ll walk away with something valuable.

Women in Cybersecurity

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When: March 17–19, 2022
Where: Cleveland, OH
Cost: $40–850
Description: The 2022 Women in Cybersecurity conference (WiCyS) helps organizations recruit and advance women in cybersecurity careers. With an equal representation of cybersecurity professionals and students, WiCyS presents an opportunity for narrowing the cyber talent gap by hiring qualified learners.

Hack the Port Maritime and Control Systems Conference

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When
: March 21–25, 2022
Where: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Cost: $295-$2000
Description: The Maritime and Control Systems Cybersecurity Con — Hack the Port 22 is a hybrid cybersecurity event by MISI and DreamPort inspired by U.S. Cyber Command. The Conference will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 21–25 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. Majority of conference events will also be broadcasted live virtually.

International Security Conference & Exposition

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When: March 22–25, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $75-$900
Description: ISC West is one of the largest security conferences in the United States. Network with security professionals from around the nation at this conference sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA). COme network and connect with thousands of security & public safety professionals, plus explore the latest technologies in Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, and Video Surveillance, while discovering emerging trends in Drones & Robotics, IT & IoT Security, Smart Home Solutions, and more.

ShmooCon

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When
: March 24–26, 2022
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: SOLD OUT
Description: ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. Be sure to say hi to Polarity and SnapAttack and stop by their booths!

SANS 2022

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When
: April 10–15, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL & Virtual
Description: The SANS Institute brings SANS 2022 to the cybersecurity field, offering training and educational opportunities to professionals around the globe. Engage with other cyber experts and further your industry knowledge with training modules on cutting-edge topics.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference

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When
: May 3–5, 2022
Where: Baltimore, MD
Cost: $695-$1135
Description: The Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting with higher education information security and privacy professionals.This is the one higher ed event that gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security and privacy trends and current issues with peers and solution providers.

SIA GovSummit

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When
: May 24–25, 2022
Where: Washington, DC
Description: GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. You’ll find specialized sessions on topics such as security technology procurement strategies, evolving federal acquisition priorities, infrastructure protection technology, identity management and access control policies, cybersecurity, school security and more.

RSA

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When: June 6–9, 2022
Where: San Francisco, CA & Virtual
Cost: $50-$1995
Description: RSA Conference is where the cybersecurity world comes together. For four days, you’ll gain insights, join conversations and experience solutions that could make a huge impact on your organization and your career. While the majority of the conference is in person, there is also a Digital Pass available for those who cannot attend live.

Gartner

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When
: June 7–10, 2022
Where: National Harbor, MD
Cost: $3500+
Description: Join Gartner experts at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2022 to share valuable insights into key strategic imperatives, such as establishing an agile security program; fostering a human-centric, security-conscious culture; devolving risk ownership; and establishing a new simplified cybersecurity mesh architecture. It will enable you to safeguard your organization, defend against your attackers and deliver business value.

Identiverse

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When: June 21–24, 2022
Where: Denver, Colorado
Cost: $995–$1595
Description: Head to Denver to discuss insights from the most pivotal year in identity. Identiverse unites identity professionals with a shared vision, from technologists and practitioners, to thought leaders and end users.

Black Hat

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When: August 6–11 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV & Virtual
Cost: $250 — $5000
Description: Black Hat is the most technical and relevant infosec event series in the world. With a focus on cutting edge research within infosec, Black Hat provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in numerous events including Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. With a new hybrid event experience, there’s no excuse not to attend.

DEF CON

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When
: August 11–14, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: TBD
Description: Does DEF CON need any introduction? Probably not, but if you consider yourself to be a cyber or hacking aficionado, then it is in your best interest to attend this three-day event. DEF CON is the largest sponsor free hacking conference, and does not seek or accept money to secure a speaking spot. Every DEF CON event has a theme, and this year’s theme is ‘Hacker Homecoming’. Come celebrate 30 years of DEFCON.

Blue Team Con

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When
: August 27–28, 2022
Where: Chicago, IL
Cost: tickets on sale March 2022
Description: Blue Team Con is an annual cybersecurity conference for individuals working in cybersecurity defensive roles. This includes defenders of organizations but also extends to practitioners performing governance, risk, and compliance, as well as application security development and anyone else who helps safeguard organizations.

Billington

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When: September 7–9, 2022
Where: Washington, DC
Description: The world’s leading government summit on cybersecurity will continue its unique educational mission of convening the who’s who in cybersecurity: the senior leadership from the U.S. government, our allied partners, and their industry and academic partners. Given the fast moving strategic direction that the Biden Administration has generated over the past year, this event will take a holistic view of the cybersecurity business with a hearty dose of topics covering Zero Trust, proactive cyber defense measures, partnership building, offensive cyber, and a continued look at what the future will bring to the cybersecurity mission.

Global Security Exchange

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When
: September 12–14, 2022
Where: Atlanta, GA & Virtual
Description: Security demands staying a step ahead. Attending GSX ensures you never fall behind. Be there — on-site or online — when the worldwide security industry reconvenes this September to stay informed, connected, and prepared for what’s next.

InfoSec World

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When
: September 26–28, 2022
Where: Lake Buena Vista, FL
Cost: $1595-$2995
Description: This leading cybersecurity conference for security practitioners and executives features expert insights, enlightening keynotes, and interactive breakout sessions that inform, engage, and connect the infosec community. This multi-day event provides participants with essential information and tools required to better enhance and protect their organizations.

Security500 Conference

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When
: November 14, 2022
Where: Washington DC
Cost: TBD
Description: Security executives and government officials discuss the next steps in security, providing vital information on how to elevate their strategies. Register for the Security500 Conference to participate in interactive panel discussions, presentations, networking opportunities and a keynote address.

International Security Conference & Exposition

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When
: November 16–17, 2022
Where: New York, NY
Description: ISC East features opportunities for one-on-one discussions with top industry leaders, security education and training and networking. Hosted by sponsor SIA and partner ASIS NYC, this Northeastern conference brings together law enforcement, security vendors, enterprise security leaders and government employees for security talks.

Future Con

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When
: multiple dates
Where: multiple locations across the US
Description: At each FutureCon Event, you will receive high-level cybersecurity training and learn cutting-edge security approaches to manage risks in the constantly evolving world of cyber threats. Gain the latest knowledge needed to secure your environments and keep them secure from advanced cyber-attacks, demo the newest technologies, interact with the world’s security leaders on the pressing topics of interest to the information security community, and more!

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