The cyber threat landscape has rapidly evolved over the past year, and the industry need for collaboration and intelligence sharing has increased with the national uptick in cyber vulnerabilities.
Security magazine compiles the top 30 cybersecurity conferences of 2022, where cyber professionals can connect with peers, recruit new talent and interface with government officials and technology partners to better secure their enterprise organizations. With themes from ethical hacking to cybersecurity training and education, security leaders are sure to gain actionable intelligence from these in-person and virtual events.
FutureCon Eastern Conference
FutureCon will host multiple hybrid and virtual events throughout the nation in 2022, with the Eastern Conference drawing speakers and panelists from Mandiant, Blackberry and Kroger, among others. Click here to find other regional events prioritizing how best to protect organizations from cyberattacks.
Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe
The fight against ransomware takes the stage at the 2022 Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe, with leading industry experts weighing in on how best to mitigate this growing cyber threat. Attend the European conference to hear from Europol, University of Kent and other leaders on how best to secure an organization, or attend the U.S. version in March.
Women in Cybersecurity
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.
The Human Behavior Conference
Previously known as The Human Hacking Conference, the third annual Human Behavior Conference (HuBe) is bringing together cybersecurity professionals for an event on cyber strategy and the human aspects of information technology.
The Official Cyber Security Summit
Atlanta, Georgia and online
The Official Cyber Security Summit links cyber professionals across the United States, with over 25 events taking place virtually and in-person in 2022. The Atlanta summit this spring will highlight security executive insights and government intelligence, featuring a keynote speaker from the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Orlando, Florida or online
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
The 2022 Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference brings together cyber leaders working in the industry and academia for discussions on current security issues and future trends to watch in the field.
TBA and online
Think 2022, presented by IBM, foregrounds human-driven developments in information technology. This annual event aims to foster horizontal conversations between cybersecurity developers, leaders and manufacturers.
43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
San Francisco, California
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will host its 43rd annual Symposium on Security and Privacy this spring, highlighting the cybersecurity necessities of various sectors, including finance, higher education, casinos and entertainment and more.
San Francisco, California and online
The RSA Conference, recently rescheduled to June 2022, is one of the largest summits of cybersecurity leaders in the United States. Join fellow security professionals either virtually or in-person for nearly a week of networking with global vendors and thought leaders.
Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit
National Harbor, Maryland
The 2022 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit connects cybersecurity professionals through digital innovation, balancing new technological opportunities with the need to ensure safety throughout the tech lifecycle.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The second annual CYBERTECH conference in Dubai will feature internationally renowned cybersecurity leaders, including representatives from government offices and industry organizations. Attend this conference for direct connections to global cybersecurity professionals.
ISMG Fraud Summit
The 2022 Fraud Summit, hosted by the Information Security Media Group (ISMG), is part of the virtual and hybrid summit event series presented by the organization. Speakers at this year’s event include security leaders from Google Cloud, Visa and the World Health Organization, among others.
Black Hat USA
Las Vegas, Nevada and online
The U.S.-based Black Hat conference enters its 25th year of training and linking cybersecurity professionals from around the country and world. Black Hat hosts events globally throughout the year: for more information on other international events, click here.
Cyber Security Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Cyber Security Asia 2022 conference serves as a gathering place for security professionals with a stake in the Asia-Pacific region. Cyber Security Asia will highlight the contributions of women in security at its 2022 event alongside industry presentations on the future of cyber in the region.
Blue Team Con
Cybersecurity leaders in defensive roles can connect and share strategy at Blue Team Con, an annual event providing a platform for cyber defenders, risk and compliance professionals and application security developers to exchange industry knowledge.
Global Cyber Conference (Zurich)
The Global Cyber Conference (GCC) is aspiring to be the leading International Cybersecurity and Privacy Event with two days of in-depth panel discussions, presentations on the current state and future of cybersecurity, and data protection.
Colorado Springs, Colorado and online
Hosted by CyberRisk Alliance (CRA), the 2022 InfoSec World conference returns to an in-person offering this year, with the option to join virtually. InfoSec World provides cybersecurity leaders with the opportunity to share business intelligence and tools to better protect their organizations.
International Cyber Expo
Held in tandem with the International Security Expo, the International Cyber Expo provides a space for cybersecurity executives and industry professionals to engage with governmental officials and users on the latest trends in cyber. For a breakdown of last year’s event, check out this Security podcast episode.
(ISC)2 Security Congress
Las Vegas, Nevada and online
The (ISC)2 Security Congress unites cybersecurity professionals to discuss the latest developments in the cyber field. The conference aims to provide educational opportunities to participants, and attendees can be awarded CPE credits.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
GrrCON, a cybersecurity summit and hacking conference, connects cyber leaders from around the Midwest U.S. to engage with people interested in cyber from across the field, including cybersecurity execs, researchers, hackers and students.
Conferences to watch
Information on these annual conferences will be released in the coming months. Keep an eye out for dates and additional information by clicking the links below.
- 2022 Insider Threat Summit
- CSO50 Conference + Awards
- National Cyber Summit
- BSides Las Vegas
- Global CISO Executive Summit
- CMMC Forum 2022
- Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum
Interested in checking out physical security conferences? Click here to view the top 17 security conferences of 2022.
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