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Cybersecurity will play an indispensable role more than ever. The tactics used by cyber attackers evolve with technology, making the field of cybersecurity a dynamic and complex one. This demands up-to-date news on new methods, tactics, as well as technological advances that help address these cyber threats.

Cybersecurity conferences serve as a forum where different professionals, enthusiasts, and experts meet to share ideas and explore the latest technology and innovative solutions to challenging security problems with people across the globe. 

Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur, govt. employee or CEO/CIO at a large business firm you must attend these conferences to expand your knowledge and explore the latest technology. In this blog post, we will explore some of the top cybersecurity conferences you must attend in 2024.

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Here are the top cybersecurity conferences and events to attend in 2024:

  1. RSA Conference
  2. Black Hat
  3. DEF CON 32
  4. SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2024
  5. 36th Annual FIRST Conference
  6. Positive Hack Days 12
  7. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit
  8. SANS Secure India 2024
  9. WiCyS
  10. 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

1. RSA Conference

Dates: May 6-9, 2024

Location: Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA

Cost: Starting at $495

RSA Conference Overview:

The RSA Conference stands as one of the preeminent events in the cybersecurity realm. Renowned for its cutting-edge keynotes, hands-on sessions, priceless insights, innovative solutions with the potential to leave a lasting imprint on your organization, and networking opportunities, RSA Conference 2024 promises to delve into emerging threats, risk management, and the latest technological advancements.

More than 600 of the top vendors in the world showcase their most recent innovations in cybersecurity technology at the expo. In addition, visit the RSAC Early Stage Expo to fully immerse in cutting-edge innovations.

This year, the chosen theme is “The Art of the Possible’’.

Rates & Passes

There are many different rates and pass options available this year. It’s crucial to register during one of the early periods to receive the best ticket price:

Early Bird (October 24 – January 12)

Discount (January 13 – April 5)

Standard (April 6 – May 3)

Onsite (May 4 – May 7)

Apart from the prices according to the date of purchase, there exists an array of ticket choices featuring varying degrees of accessibility:

  • Full Conference (Most expensive)
  • Expo Plus
  • Expo (Least expensive)
  • On-Demand 

Learn more here: RSA Conference, 2024 Passes & Rates

2. Black Hat

Dates & Location:

 1. Black Hat USA – August 3 – 8, 2024 Las Vegas Nevada 

2. Black Hat Asia – April 16 – 19, 2024, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Cost: TBD

Black Hat Conference Overview:

Every year, professionals, researchers, and experts in the field of cybersecurity come together at the Black Hat Conference to discuss and present the newest methods, trends, and vulnerabilities in the field of information security. The conference is well-known for emphasizing talks and demonstrations about hacking, penetration testing, and using security flaws to expose possible risks. 

You can anticipate this event’s most significant and up-to-date information security research, development, and trends. It typically occurs over almost a week and follows the following pattern:

  • Four days or more devoted to practical and technical training.
  • Main conference activities over two days will include briefings, a business hall, and more.

Black Hat conferences take place all over the world. Visit their website to know more: Black Hat

3. DEF CON 32

Date: August 8-11, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Cost: TBD

DEF CON 32 Overview:

What originally started as a party for a specific group of hackers in 1993, DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest. The hacker convention has grown into a distinct subculture with no-filming rules, making it unpredictable each year.

Experts in computer security, journalists, attorneys, federal employees, security researchers, students, and hackers with a broad interest in software, hardware modification, conference badges, and anything else that can be “hacked” are among the attendees of DEF CON. The event features multiple speaker tracks covering computer and hacking-related topics along with cyber-security competitions and challenges.

With an average of 27-28 thousand attendees, the DEF CON remains a singular experience in the cybersecurity community.

4. SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2024

Dates: January 29 – February 5, 2024 (Summit: Jan 29-30 | Training: Jan 31 – Feb 5)

Location: Washington DC + Virtual

Cost: In-Person $425 / Free Virtual

Conference overview:

This is the summit for anyone involved in cyber threat intelligence (CTI), from novices to experts, to acquire practical knowledge, fresh viewpoints, and new perspectives that challenge traditional CTI assumptions.

The $425 In-Person Summit Registration Fee Includes:

  • Two full days of highly technical content 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with the top-minds in CTI 
  • Access to the exhibit hall
  • Evening social events
  • First-Access to recordings and presentations
  • SANS merchandise and posters
  • 2 Full breakfasts & lunches, and breaks with snacks and drinks

Live Online attendees will have access to:

  • Select talks and content 
  • Interactive chat on Slack 
  • First-Access to recordings and presentations 

5. 36th Annual FIRST Conference

Dates: June 9-14, 2024

Location: Fukuoka, Japan with a virtual option

Cost: TBD

Conference Overview

The FIRST annual conference promotes worldwide coordination and cooperation among computer security and incident response teams. The conference provides a forum for sharing goals, ideas, and information on how to improve computer security on a global scale.

Read more about the conference agenda here.

6. Positive Hack Days 12

Dates: May 23-26, 2024

Location: Moscow, Russia

Cost: TBD

Conference Overview

Information security specialists and ethical hackers from all over the world come together for Positive Hack Days- a cybersecurity forum. Everybody present will get the opportunity to participate in quests, gain insight into the workings of the digital world, and strengthen their virtual defenses.

Every year, a new theme is highlighted by the forum, but security—both personal and governmental—is always the focus. Major attendees and guest speakers from previous events include experts from Cisco, IBM, Kaspersky, and PwC.  PHDays is the place to experiment with cryptography, cyberware, zero-day attacks, and general digital investigations. 

7. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

Dates: February 26-27, 2024

Location: Mumbai, India

Cost: INR 70,500 – 99,500 

Summit Overview

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit assists security and risk management leaders and practitioners in continuously improving the flexibility and responsiveness of security risk management techniques and technology in order to achieve mission-critical goals. The agenda for 2024 Summit includes:

  • Cybersecurity leadership
  • Cyber and IT risk management
  • Infrastructure security
  • Application and data security
  • Cybersecurity operations

Participants will have the opportunity to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas, expand their peer community, and gain exclusive access to Gartner experts in unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Click here, to register for the event.

8. SANS Secure India 2024

Dates: March 18-23, 2024

Location: Virtual

Cost: $8135- $8645

Conference Overview

SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training, is set to deliver another powerhouse event in the form of SANS Secure India 2024. Attendees can expect top-notch training sessions covering a spectrum of cybersecurity topics, from threat detection to incident response.

The courses offered at this event are designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to combat the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

9. WiCyS

Dates: April 11-13, 2024

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cost:  $40 – $850 

Conference Overview:

The conference is the premier occasion to bring together, support, and encourage women in the cybersecurity field while fostering a community of participation at a technical conference for allies and women.

Conference components include Technical presentations, workshops, panels, lightning talks, networking socials, mock interviews, professional headshots, and more.

General registration for in-person and virtual attendance will open on Monday, February 19, 2024.

10. 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Dates: May 20-23, 2024

Location: San Francisco

Cost: TBD

Conference Overview

The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, which has been bringing together scholars and practitioners in the field since 1980, is the premier forum for presenting advances in computer security and electronic privacy. The 2024 Symposium will mark the 45th annual meeting of this flagship conference.

The conference takes place over four days, with workshops taking up one full day.

Top Reasons to Mark Your Calendar for the Most Impactful Cybersecurity Conferences in 2024

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Summing up

The conferences listed provide a range of viewpoints, practical experiences, and networking opportunities—all of which are critical for maintaining an advantage in the never-ending fight against cyber threats. Think of these conferences as priceless tools for strengthening your organization’s cybersecurity posture, developing new skills, and increasing your knowledge as you organize your 2024 professional schedule.

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