Information sharing is a critical pillar of the security industry, and conferences provide a fruitful environment for cybersecurity professionals to network, share threat intelligence, and develop security best practices in thinktanks of their peers.

Security magazine brings you a list of the top cybersecurity conferences to attend across the world in 2023.

World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking


January 2-3

The World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking (WCCSEH) unites cybersecurity professionals across the government, healthcare, education and a number of other sectors to discuss cybersecurity and hacking threats and best practices.

FutureCon Eastern Conference


January 12

The FutureCon Eastern event brings together security professionals from across a number of eastern U.S. states to conduct cybersecurity training and network with their peers. Attendees can earn up to 12 CPE credits, and this year's event will be keynoted by Kenneth Foster, VP of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance at FLEETCOR.

18th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Towson, Maryland and online

March 9-10

The 18th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) from Academic Conferences International connects cybersecurity leaders in the defense sector, enterprise security and academics and facilitates high-level discussions on cyber warfare, information warfare and cybersecurity.

WiCyS 2023

Denver, Colorado

March 16-18

The Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) 2023 Conference aims to help organizations hire, retain and advance women in cybersecurity positions. The event includes networking sessions, resume workshops, mock interviews, and information sessions.

Minorities in Cybersecurity Annual Conference

Dallas, Texas

March 28-30

The Minorities in Cybersecurity (MiC) Annual Conference provides a venue for cybersecurity professionals to share their career challenges; discuss how to support people of color and women in the field; give insights into climbing the corporate ladder; and more. Registration is limited to 150 attendees.

RSA Conference

San Francisco, California

April 24-27

Participants in the RSA Conference can interact with cybersecurity leaders, vendors and innovators at the 2023 event in San Francisco. Speakers include cybersecurity leaders from Microsoft, Walmart, Hewlett Packard, the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Harvard University and others.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference

Bellevue, Washington

May 1-3

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference serves as a networking and thought-leadership event for cybersecurity & data privacy professionals in the higher education sector to connect with one another and share sector-specific cyber insights.

44th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

San Francisco, California

May 22-25

The 44th Symposium on Security and Privacy from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) unites cybersecurity researchers and IT practitioners around topics such as data privacy, deepfakes, software supply chain security and more.

Cyber Security Asia 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

June 19-20

The Cyber Security Asia 2023 conference focuses on connecting senior-level cybersecurity professionals in the APAC region and beyond, with over 85% of participants at the senior manager level or above.

Black Hat USA

Las Vegas, Nevada

August 5-10

Black Hat, one of the larger cybersecurity conferences in the U.S., is taking place in Las Vegas this year. Hackers, cybersecurity executives, technology developers and more attend this show to exchange best practices and discover new ideas.

Blue Team Con

Chicago, Illinois

August 25-27

At Blue Team Con, cybersecurity defenders convene to discuss defense strategies and how best to harden networks against cyberattacks, such as ransomware, killware, DDoS attacks and more.

Global CISO Executive Summit

Nashville, Tennesee

September 11-13

The Evanta-hosted Global CISO Executive Summit serves as a stage for chief information security officers to share boardroom strategies, threat intelligence and communication methods. The conference agenda is crafted "by CISOs, for CISOs."

Global Cyber Conference

Zurich, Switzerland

September 14-15

The Global Cyber Conference (GCC) is a leading international cybersecurity and data privacy conference, with attendees ranging from national governments to high-level security executives seeking a global approach to cyber defense.

National Cyber Summit

Huntsville, Alabama

September 20-21

The National Cyber Summit takes a three-pronged approach to cybersecurity learning: education, collaboration and innovation. The conference focuses on cybersecurity technology and strategic development.

InfoSec World

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

September 25-27

The 28th InfoSec World conference features keynotes from industry leaders, including CISOs at the NFL, Salesforce and other national & global organizations. Participants can earn CPE credits; network with thousands of their peers; and hear keynotes from thought leaders, including one of Security magazine's Top Cybersecurity Leaders Greg Touhill.

International Cyber Expo 2023

London, England

September 26-27

The International Cyber Expo draws security executives from around the world to network across government and enterprise security, including CISO roundtables, technology demos, and networking opportunities.

Cybersecurity Summit: Africa


October 4-5

The Cybersecurity Summit: Africa from ISMG connects security professionals from across the African continent and the globe to discuss hot-button issues in the region, including ransomware, zero trust, identity and access management, and more.

(ISC)2 Security Congress

Nashville, Tennessee

October 25-27

Cybersecurity leaders meet at the annual (ISC)2 Security Congress to participate in over one hundred information sessions and network with thousands of their peers in the industry.

SECURITY 500 Conference

Washington, D.C.

November 13

The 15th annual SECURITY 500 Conference from Security magazine will take place this November in Washington, D.C. The event features panel discussions and keynotes from a number of influential cybersecurity and physical security executives and unites government and private sector security leaders.

Conferences to watch

Keep an eye out for location, dates and registration information from these conferences by checking out the links below:

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