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Best Security Conferences of 2023

Safeguarding your company or organization is similar to playing chess in that you must plan and anticipate your opponent’s next act. You must stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals at all times.

Every day, new cyber-attacks emerge, and we must learn as much from them. That is why security professionals must collaborate and share what they’ve learned over the past year. Attending cybersecurity conferences is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge, hear from some of the industry’s most respected professionals, learn about new best practices and technologies, and, of course, network.

Continuous learning is required to stay ahead of the security curve. As harmful attacks get increasingly sophisticated, it’s critical to keep your protection techniques up to date. This article will offer you a checklist of the most critical cyber security conferences to watch throughout the year.

The Best Security Conferences of 2022

Top Security Conferences of 2023

Here are the Best Security Conferences that you should consider attending:

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ConferencesDate and VenueAboutWhy should you attend?Register/Tickets
BSides March 4-5, 2022,
Tampa, FL, USA, and Virtual Event
BSides is a conference devoted to the exchange of security information and skills. It’s an open forum for exchanging ideas and solutions to security issues. BSides are a community-driven framework for organizing events for and by members of the information security field.The goal is to broaden the range of communication styles and formats to accommodate various security disciplines. Examples are exploitation, digital forensics, IDS signature development, and reverse engineering. Security in all of its forms is fair game.Click here to register.
 Data Connectors Cybersecurity Conferences/Virtual Summit SeriesMarch 15, 24 and 30 – 31, 2022
Tampa, Nashville, and Virtual Event
The Data Connectors Cybersecurity Conferences are a series of cybersecurity events that provide teaching, development, and networking to folks working in or interested in the sector. Data Connectors has offered information technology skills for over 14 years and seems to have a plethora of cybersecurity skills and understanding to contribute.Data Connectors has organized conferences to make crucial information more available to businesses. Organizations must recognize the risks they face and have the tools to deal with them as they expand and prosper. The Cybersecurity Conferences hosted by Data Connectors are a wonderful place to start.Click here to register.
The Official Cyber Security Summit – Cyber Summit the USAMarch 25, 2022,
This event will bring together leading cybersecurity experts, government leaders, and top executives from the country’s largest corporations and organizations. These public and commercial sector officials will have the chance to meet and debate the most pressing challenges and subjects in the fight against cybercrime.Attendees will be able to watch and evaluate demos from dozens of solution providers who claim to be able to safeguard their businesses from the current dangers.Click here to register.
SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & TrainingFeb 28 – Mar 19, 2022,
Virtual Event – Tokyo, J.P.
The SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit is an annual event where cybersecurity professionals can learn from, network with, and exchange with thousands of others worldwide. Attendees will be able to learn about the current trends and problems in threat intelligence through the interactive conference agenda.There will be over 35 hands-on seminars, eight expert tracks, and four days of cyber exercises at the Summit. Instructors from SANS teach the training courses. Hands-on laboratories and exams are included in the training courses.Click here to register.
 SecureWorldApril 20, 2022,
Charlotte, NC
The SecureWorld Conference & Expo, now in its fifth year, is the only conference series dedicated to elevating the strategic importance of security professionals in their enterprises. Part of the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Information Assurance Directorate organizes SecureWorld seminars.SecureWorld provides high-quality training and collaboration to individuals who work in security and those who deal with security through virtual conferences.Click here to register.
 Enigma 2022February 1–3, 2022,
Santa Clara, California, USA, and virtual
Usenix Enigma is a conference that brings together the best hackers, cryptographers, and security professionals to discuss cyber security, privacy, and cryptography. They give a range of talks and presentations to share their views and experience. The subjects range from severe to lighthearted, but the emphasis is always on demolishing the current security and privacy infrastructure and replacing it with something better.The programs cover cryptography, security, and privacy theory and practice. Developing technologies also cover anonymous communication systems, wireless networks, mobile system security, computer, and network security, trusted systems, and safety and privacy.Click here to register.

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Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 24 – 28 April 2022,
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, California
NDSS is a platform for presenting research, development, and practical experience in designing and implementing network and distributed system security, intending to share these aspects. The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the IEEE Computer Society Security and Privacy Technical Committee are both sponsors of NDSS (SPTC).Researchers, practitioners, and students can present and debate the latest research and development accomplishments in the broad topic of network and distributed system security at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS).Click here to register.
ISC WestMarch 22–25, 2022,
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The International Security Expo and Conference (ISC) West is the world’s largest gathering of security experts. ISC West, which takes place every year in the heart of Silicon Valley, gathers around 30,000 people from over 90 nations. The only security event that covers the entire security ecosystem is ISC West. Attendees can choose from instructional seminars and hands-on training laboratories to help them build the skills and knowledge they’ll need to keep their businesses safe. Several product-focused training programs and live demos are also available at ISC West.Click here to register.
NullconApril 5–9, 2022,
Berlin, Germany
The Nullcon conference is one of India’s most significant information security gatherings. The conference is organized every year by a group of security enthusiasts and professionals who wish to provide a forum for the future generation of researchers and professionals to come together and discuss the ever-evolving topic of computer security.The conference serves as a showcase for cutting-edge research, technologies, and products. The meeting also serves as a platform for attendees to share their thoughts and experiences, fostering long-term relationships and a sense of community.Click here to register.
 Wild West Hackin’ FestMay 4–6, 2022,
San Diego, California, USA, and virtual
The Wild West Hackin’ Fest is a unique conference that brings together information security specialists to have open and constructive discussions about their art. This relaxed and friendly gathering will bring security professionals from all around the world together for a two-day event that will be both motivating and enlightening.The conference’s subjects are ethical hacking, penetration testing, cyber security, malware, the internet of things, application security, forensics, research, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and censorship resistance. The Wild West Hackin’ Fest will be a fun and welcoming environment.Click here to register.
AusCERT ConferenceMay 11–14, 2022,
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and virtual
Education is essential for staying ahead of the curve in information security. The Australian Cyber Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is a non-profit, non-government linked organization that allows Australian I.T. professionals to network and learn firsthand from some top cyber security and information security names.The AusCERT conference began as a one-day event in 1999 and has expanded to a three-day event hosted in Brisbane each year, featuring a variety of speeches and workshops on topics ranging from information security to forensics, cybercrime to business continuity. Every year in October, the conference attracts diverse people from worldwide.Click here to register.
NorthSec 2022May 15–22, 2022,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NorthSec is an annual applied security conference held in Canada. The event aims to improve professionals’ and students’ technical competence and knowledge who develop and use security technology, products, services, and best practices. NorthSec is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that sponsors and exhibitors support.The NorthSec team is thrilled to announce that the event’s second edition will take place at the Hotel Bonaventure in downtown Montreal from May 15–22, 2022. The event will include a range of speakers, workshops, and activities to assist attendees in enhancing their skills.Click here to register.
 IEEE Symposium on Security and PrivacyMay 22–26. 2022,
Oakland, California, USA
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society hosts the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy every year. The symposium brings academics, practitioners, government regulators, and other experts to discuss and debate computer security and electronic privacy issues.Researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students can present and discuss computer security and electronic privacy developments at the symposium. S&P attracts top domestic and international researchers and practitioners in computer security and electronic privacy.Click here to register.
RSA ConferenceJune 6-9, 2022,
San Francisco, California, USA
The RSA Conference is a computer security industry event held annually by EMC’s RSA Security division. It is the world’s largest computer security event, attracting industry and media. The themes covered at the RSA Conference are government and corporate security, privacy and encryption, identity management, fraud detection and prevention, product management, cloud computing, and security awareness and training.Click here to register.
 Infosecurity EuropeJune 21–22, 2022,
London, UK
It’s the year’s most important event for cyber security organizations and professionals. Infosecurity Europe provides you with the opportunity to hear from top information security and industry professionals about the newest risks, trends, and technology. Learn how to defend your company and customers firsthand from the latest cyber dangers.The conference will feature several high-profile speakers, including chief information security officers, directors, and consultants from some of its most prominent I.T. firms. I.T. security specialists, chief information security officers, directors or consultants of I.T. organizations, and individuals interested in entering the I.T. security industry are invited to attend.Click here to register.
ICS Cyber Security Conference Singapore/APACJune 22–24, 2022,
Virtual Event
The ICS Cyber Security Conference brings together ICS professionals from all over the world. Learn from professionals, share your ideas and experiences, talk about solutions to your problems, and be motivated to create significant changes in your company. The ICS Cyber Security Conference is where people can network and collaborate.The ICS Cyber Security Conference has been the world’s most important gathering of industrial control systems (ICS) professionals for the past 20 years. The ICS Cyber Security Conference is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for ICS professionals to share their knowledge, debate their issues, and discover answers to their problems.Click here to register.
OWASP 2022Training, June 6–8; conference, June 9–10, 2022,
Dublin, Ireland
The OWASP Top 10 Project is a global attempt to define Web application security in an understandable and actionable way. The OWASP Foundation, led by the OWASP board of trustees, produced the current list of the OWASP Top 10 Risks in 2004. Every year, the OWASP board publishes a new “Beta” edition of the OWASP Top 10, which the OWASP community reviews and discusses.This webinar updates the OWASP Top 10’s new Top 10 dangers. This seminar is for engineers, managers, and operations experts who want to learn more about the risks and avoid them.Click here to register.
Black Hat USA 2022August 6–11, 2022,
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and virtual event
Black Hat is the premier information security event for security professionals and businesses globally. Thousands of information security professionals, executives, and researchers attend Black Hat USA each year – it is the best place to experience the latest security research, cutting-edge technologies, and vendor solutions.Black Hat USA 2022, like previous years, will bring together experts from around the world to discuss cyber security, future technologies, and cyber threats to help attendees keep up with the ever-changing world.Click here to register.
 Def Con 30August 11–14, 2022,
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Every year, the Defcon hacker conference takes place in Las Vegas. It is the world’s largest hacker convention. The panel also incorporates the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference in the exact location.There are numerous tracks of presenters covering computer security, privacy, and information technology during the event. While the speakers freely discuss several contentious issues, such as government spying and cyber warfare, the event also includes a competition that awards unique and inventive security solutions.Click here to register.
31st Usenix Security SymposiumAugust 10–12, 2022,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 16) will occur in Boston, Massachusetts, during the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC). Hundreds of scholars and practitioners from academia, industry, and government attend the symposium. Leading professionals from academia, industry, and government agencies are among the speakers.Researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others gather at the USENIX Security Symposium to explore the latest breakthroughs in the security and privacy of computing systems and networks.Click here to register.
GSXSeptember 12–14, 2022,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and virtual event
The Global Security Exchange (GSX) is the world’s only professional association dedicated to physical security. The GSX was established in 2004 to give the industry a place to share knowledge, network, and do business. GSX is the industry’s only non-profit membership organization dedicated to facilitating communication, collaboration, and networking among physical security experts.Panel discussions, case studies, workshops, and new technology demos are all part of the GSX Conference. The GSX Conference, which brings together prominent specialists worldwide, is an essential forum for security professionals to share information, interact, and learn from one another.Click here to register.
THOTCONOctober 8–9, 2022,
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Midwestern Security Conference is known as THOTCON. THOTCON is an annual security conference devoted to protecting Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X . It is free and open to the public, and it takes place in the Chicago, Illinois, area. The goal of THOTCON is to provide high-quality content delivered professionally to attendees, presenters, and sponsors.THOTCON is an actual grassroots event. A small core group of volunteers organizes it, but it requires many volunteers, sponsors, and speakers to make it a success.Click here to register.
 GrrCONOctober 13–14, 2022,
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
GrrCON is a hacking conference centered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with international speakers. GrrCON attracts attendees and speakers because of its intimate setting and a strong sense of community.GrrCON is an annual security conference hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that draws over 1,700 guests worldwide. This conference aims to share the most up-to-date security research, tools, and methodologies. GrrCON is the largest conference in the Midwest and one of the largest in the country.Click here to register.
October 18–20, 2022,
Seattle, Washington, US
The Authenticate Security Conference, or ASC, is a world-class conference devoted to the authentication industry. People will learn to do authentication, purchase authentication, sell authentication, deploy authentication, and hack authentication.People will learn to do authentication, purchase authentication, sell authentication, deploy authentication, and hack authentication. All of these factors are crucial in the authentication business.Click here to register.
 ACM CCSNovember 15–19, 2022,
Virtual Event
The Computer and Communications Security (CCS) conference of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the flagship annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC) (ACM). Since 1982, it has been hosted every year in November or December.A conference hosted by the Association of Computing Machinery brings together academics, undergraduates, and experts to discuss the most recent computer security technology. The conference was previously known as the Workshop on Computer Security Technology (ACM CCS).Click here to register.
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit (Americas)June 7 – 10, 2022,
National Harbour, MD
The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit (Americas) is a powerful, research-focused event that discusses significant challenges and emerging trends in security, risk management, governance, and compliance (SRM).It gathers business, I.T., security leaders and attorneys, and regulatory compliance experts to understand better, execute, and manage security, risk management, governance, and compliance programs.Click here to register.
ISC EastNovember 16 – 17, 2022,
Javits Center, NYC

The Internet Security Meeting & Expo (ISC East) is a conference for security professionals interested in learning about the most up-to-date Internet methods and technologies. Security Track, Business Track, and Solution Center are the three primary sections of the conference. The Security Track focuses on the most recent information security developments, while the Business Track focuses on how to put the most current technology and methods into practice.The ISC East, hosted by the Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIG SAAC), is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to improving art, science, engineering, and engineering application of information technology.Click here to register.
 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)December 6–10, 2022,
Virtual Event
The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) is an annual worldwide conference that draws united cutting-edge academics from academia, industry, and administration.The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy and the USENIX Association are sponsors. The USENIX Association is a technical professional association that is non-profit. It is the world’s largest association for advanced computing technologies. It is also the organization that organizes the USENIX conferences.Click here to register.
NRF 2022January 16-18, 2022,
New York City, New York
Between January 16 and 18, 2022, the National Retail Federation (NRF) will have its annual convention in New York City. The Javits Convention Center will host the NRF 2022. Retail executives, security professionals, and those interested in the business are welcome to attend and network with industry leaders.This year’s NRF event will draw over 2,500 exhibitors and thousands of shops, including the largest gathering of small-format merchants. The NRF Foundation’s inaugural RetailMeals Showcase will take place at this year’s event, where retailers, suppliers, and other industry experts will share ideas and debate how technology is impacting the future of retail.Click here to register.
RLPSA Annual Conference
April 10-13, 2022,
Denver, Colorado
More than 650 security professionals from throughout the country will attend the conference to share ideas, trends, and best practices for combating the massive issue of restaurant theft. Training, educational seminars, networking opportunities, and displays from industry leaders will be available to conference attendees.This year’s conference will focus on the condition of restaurant loss prevention and security. The meeting will also provide a glimpse into the industry’s future. Attendees will be able to discuss their real-world experiences and insights with industry professionals at the conference.Click here to register.
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Conference
May 16-18, 2022,
Reno, Nevada and Virtual event
The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only non-profit organization committed to public awareness and education and the healthcare industry and security and safety experts. The group, founded in 1981, now has over 3,000 members representing over 1,000 organizations.The IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition offers leadership, education, and best practice training to help healthcare facilities improve their security and safety. The event is the world’s largest gathering of healthcare security, safety, and loss prevention experts. Attendees come from all over the country and the world to attend the IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.Click here to register.
TEC 2022
May 16-19, 2022,
Denver, Colorado and Virtual Event
The Technology & Engineering Council (TEC) is a global network of experts that collaborate to connect, share ideas, and develop the technology and engineering industries. TEC also sponsors the TEC Annual Conference, which provides networking opportunities for professional systems integrators and those interested in joining the PSA.The Technology & Engineering Council is a global network of individuals that collaborate to connect, share ideas, and develop the technology and engineering business.Click here to register.
IFSEC International
May 17-19, 2022,
London, England
IFSEC International is an annual security trade show and conference that brings together the industry to do business at all levels of the security procurement chain. It is a must-attend event for anybody working in the security industry since it allows them to do business with everyone from manufacturers and distributors to installers and system integrators.The event provides the ideal chance for security professionals to network and discuss the newest technologies and solutions on the market.Click here to register.
ASIS Europe 2022
May 22-24, 2022,
Prague, Czechia, and Virtual Event
The ASIS Europe conference is a one-day event that will hear from a few of the risk industry’s most influential business and social innovators and partake in lively Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with significant industry players while also discussing problems that are important to you. There will be a variety of security and intelligence-related discussions, debates, and presentations at the conference. You’ll get the chance to learn from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced professionals.Click here to register.
SIA GovSummit
May 24-25, 2022,
Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SIA GovSummit 2022 is a government-wide event (DHS). It brings together the security communities from the federal, state, municipal, tribal, and territory governments to debate and exhibit how they employ technology to secure the nation and achieve the National Cybersecurity Strategy.The SIA GovSummit 2022 will include presentations and workshops on the latest in cybersecurity technology and solutions and an expo hall featuring industry-leading solutions.Click here to register.
NFPA Conference & Expo 2022
June 6-9, 2022,
Boston, Massachusetts
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global authority on fire, electrical, building, and life safety issues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) creates and publishes over 300 regulations and standards to reduce the risk of fire and other hazards. The NFPA Conference and Expo is the world’s largest yearly gathering of those involved in fire, electrical, and life safety.The conference provides an opportunity to learn from and network with industry partners, colleagues, and future clients while exploring new business opportunities. The NFPA Conference & Expo features something for everyone, regardless of their degree of experience.Click here to register.
National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition
June 28-30, 2022,
Orlando, Florida
The National Sports Safety and Security Convention & Exhibition is North America’s most prominent sports safety and security conference. It’s a one-of-a-kind gathering for safety and security leaders to network and discusses the best practices. It was founded in 2008.The conference gathers over 800 people each year and offers over 400 exhibitors in the exhibit hall the opportunity to learn from them. The meeting will be the first in the country, bringing together hundreds of top sports security minds to discuss, share, and develop the newest ideas, tactics, and technology to improve the safety of spectator sporting events.Click here to register.
International Security Expo

September 27-28, 2022,
London, England
The International Security Expo brings together security leaders from government, private business, academia, and security end-users for knowledge sharing. The event is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to network with your peers, learn best practices, and see the latest security products and services.ISE is a marketplace for the most advanced security, counter-terrorism, and criminal justice technologies, products, and services. Collaborative exhibitions, displays, presentations, and conferences present and illustrate cutting-edge products and services.Click here to register.
Securing New Ground
October 18-19, 2022,
New York City, New York
SIA hosts Securing New Ground (SNG), a new technology security executive event. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that will bring together the best and brightest information security executives and industry thought leaders to educate, engage, and empower leaders to effectively handle the ever-changing challenges of establishing a secure and robust organization.It will serve as a strategic forum for CEOs to learn about their peers’ real-world difficulties and the solutions they are implementing. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for information security executives to learn, cooperate, and drive innovation in their companies.Click here to register.
Security500 Conference

November 14, 2022,
Washington, D.C.
Since its debut in 2005, Security500 has become the most important gathering of security executives, government officials, and technology specialists who collaborate to discover the best mechanisms for addressing today’s most pressing security concerns.Senior-level executives, industry leaders, and senior-level practitioners worldwide gather at Security500 to share ideas, network, and acquire the most up-to-date industry knowledge.Click here to register.

Conclusion: Best Security Conferences of 2023

You must take the time to evaluate any potential hazards to your company and devise a strategy to address them. Whether you’re a startup or an established company, you must care to protect your assets. The key conferences listed above are ones you should consider attending to keep you safe and informed.

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I wish you the best of luck with your future security conferences.

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