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Top Cybersecurity Conferences of 2020

In the face of increasing data volumes, complex infrastructure, and ever-changing cyberthreats, the strategies and technologies that effectively keep an organization secure are constantly changing. Addressing those evolving considerations means staying informed and learning from those who have already figured out the best solutions to those challenges – which is why attending the right cybersecurity conferences is so critical for organizations of all sizes.

But what are the best cybersecurity conferences to attend?

We’ve compiled a list of the IT security shows in 2020 that will feature seasoned experts sharing real-world strategies and the latest technologies to combat the newest threats to your data, applications, and systems. (There will be several that will also be of interest to our channel partners and IT Ops pros, which are why we’ve prepared additional event lists for those groups as well.)

Our list of the best 19 cybersecurity conferences will show you the opportunities where you’ll hear what others are doing, what is working, and find the strategies and solutions that fit your organization’s needs. We’ve also included Meetup Listings for relevant groups to find the networking opportunities in your area.

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Meetup Opportunities Cybersecurity Meetups: 1,552 groups with 424,378 members Computer Security Meetups: 1,697 groups with 571,881 members Ethical Hacker Meetups: 668 groups with 267,772 members

Q1 Conferences

RSA Conference @RSAConference #RSAC February 24-28 Moscone Center San Francisco, CA, USA Cost to attend:

  • Full Conference, Discount (until January 24): $1,995
  • Full Conference, Standard (until February 21): $2,595
  • Full Conference, On-site (February 22-28): $2,895
  • Other discounts and rates available at

For almost 30 years, RSA Conference has been a driving force behind the world’s cybersecurity agenda – where people from around the world share, learn and grow. It’s even more important today to have these points of connection, as cybersecurity has become more relevant across all aspects of daily life. RSAC’s commitment is to connect attendees to the most knowledgeable people and cutting-edge content that will empower them to stay ahead of cyberthreats and advance their careers. 

SANS ICS Security Summit @SANSICS #ICSSummit March 2-9 Orlando, FL, USA Cost to attend:

Now in its 15th year, the SANS Institute’s annual ICS Security Summit brings together practitioners and leading experts to share ideas, methods, and techniques for defending control system environments. In-depth presentations and interactive panel discussions deliver real-world approaches to make a difference for the individuals fighting this fight. Topics for 2020 include understanding what an attack against your organization will look like; live attack and defense demonstrations; case studies and success stories; future attack vectors on ICS; and more.

CloudFest 2020 @CloudFest, #CloudFest March 14-19 Europa Park, Germany Cost to attend:

  • Standard Pass: 399€
  • VIP Pass: 1,199€

CloudFest 2020 is the second in a three-year themed arc. While the 2019 event focused on hyperscale enablement, 2020 will focus on how AI helps IT businesses maximize the potential that hypervisor partnership offers. Specifically, CloudFest 2020 will explore how the cloud industry is preparing for the AI evolution in terms of technology, oversight, economics, and morality – and how attendees can be in the driver’s seat when it does. Themed tracks will include cybersecurity, AI-driven uptime, sales and marketing, AI reselling, and AI and the human brain.

TROOPERS20 @WEareTROOPERS #TR20 March 16-20 Print Media Academy Heidelberg, Germany Cost to attend:

Troopers20 consists of two days of training followed by a two-day conference that attracts IT and security experts from around the world. Topics for the 2020 conference include IoT, IPv6 security, and cybersecurity in general. Focused on finding real solutions to security issues, rather than meeting vendors and testing products, Troopers20 connects attendees with the real-deal security experts from across Europe.

InfoSec World #InfoSecWorld March 30 - April 1 Disney Contemporary Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA Cost to attend:

  • World Pass Attendee: $3,695.00
  • Main Conference Attendee: $1,795.00
  • Main Conference Attendee (Govt. Rate): $1,615.00

For more than 25 years, InfoSec World has been the “business of security” conference. To manage today’s threats, security practitioners must have the skills to be both a business partner and enabler, and have the technical expertise to prevent, detect, and respond to security challenges. InfoSec World welcomes a community of information security professionals from every market and field of study, hailing from more than 100 nations around the world.

Black Hat Asia @BlackHatEvents #BHASIA March 31 - April 3 Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore Cost to attend:

  • Early Bird: SGD1,700 by January 24
  • Regular: SGD1,900 by March 27
  • Late: SGD2,200 by April 3

The information security community comes together for esteemed Trainings taught by industry experts, innovative research presentations at Briefings, the latest open-source tool demos in Arsenal, and the Business Hall featuring top-tier solutions and service providers.

Q2 Conferences

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 @PrivacyPros  April 7-8 Washington, DC, USA Cost to attend:

With more than 4,000 attendees, 250 expert speakers, and 125 exhibitors gathering from over 55 countries, this four-day conference is an opportunity to get training, discover best practices and emerging trends, and network with thousands of privacy professionals. The 2020 event not only marks another year in privacy and data protection, but it also commemorates the IAPP’s 20th anniversary.

SOURCE Security Conference 2020 @SOURCEConf #srcbos April 29 - May 1 Boston, MA, USA Cost to attend:

  • Super-Early Bird General Admission (until January 3): $199.00
  • Early Bird - General Admission (until January 4): $349.00                     
  • General Admission (until February 29): $495.00                                     
  • At the Door General Admission (until April 29): $595.00                       

One part CISO conference, one part hacker conference, one part career, and personal development event, SOURCE addresses people-related issues in security head-on through detailed tech talks and business case studies across a variety of disciplines. With three tracks, world-class InfoSec talks, and multiple networking opportunities, this year’s conference is expanding to three days.

InfoSecurity Europe @Infosecurity #infosec20 June 2-4 London, UK Cost to attend:

  • Visitors: Free entry if registering by June 3, or £69 onsite registration fee
  • Leaders: By invitation only for senior information security leaders, contact for details

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, Infosecurity Europe is the sourcing and knowledge hub for Europe’s information and cybersecurity community. Infosecurity professionals from an array of industries attend to discover the latest threats and find solutions that will ensure their protection and compliance. Featuring an interactive exhibition floor with 400+ suppliers, a far-reaching conference program and a host of networking opportunities, the event brings information and cybersecurity to life.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit @Gartner_Inc #GartnerSecurity June 1-4 National Harbor, MD, USA Cost to attend:

  • Early-bird Price (until April 3): $3,475
  • Standard Conference Fee: $3,825
  • Public-Sector Rate: $3,150 (proof of eligibility required, 2020 increase expected)
  • Group Rates Available: contact for details

At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2020, find out how to shift the organizational culture to improve cybersecurity, privacy, and business resilience. You’ll learn leadership and communication skills to get business leaders on board making security and risk priorities across the entire enterprise. Get a comprehensive update on cybersecurity threats and solutions. Hear new best practices for cloud security, AI, IoT, blockchain, DevOps and other challenges.

Ignite20 USA @PaloAltoNtwks June 1-4 Austin, TX, USA Cost to attend:

  • Before January 10: $1,345
  • Before March 31: $1,545
  • Before June 1: $1,745

The Ignite’20 USA cybersecurity conference presents the most advanced security technology so attendees can see the benefits firsthand. With customized learning paths scaled for both beginner and advanced, this four-day event offers technical hands-on learning experiences, best practices tips, and customer deployment stories. Benefits Security Operations, Network Operations, and DevOps professionals.

AWS re:Inforce 2020 @awscloud #reInforce June 30 - July 1 Houston, TX, USA Cost to attend: TBA

AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference focused on cloud security, identity, and compliance. The event includes hundreds of technical sessions, a keynote featuring AWS security leadership, and access to cloud security experts in the Security Learning Hub (our Expo experience).

Q3 Conferences

Black Hat 2020 @BlackHatEvents #BHUSA August 1-6 Las Vegas, NV, USA Cost to attend: TBA in Q1 2020

Entering its 23rd year, Black Hat USA is the world's leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development, and trends. Black Hat USA 2020 features technical training days, followed by the main conference that involves briefings, keynotes, an open-source arsenal, business hall, and more.

DEF CON 28 @defcon #defcon August 6-9 Las Vegas, Nevada Cost to attend: TBA

Founded in 1993, this cybersecurity event is a gathering of hackers, security researchers, journalists, government personnel, and others interested in cybersecurity, software vulnerabilities, hardware modification, and anything that can be "hacked". The event consists of several speaker tracks, as well as cybersecurity challenges and competitions.

Global Security Exchange (GSX) @ASIS_Intl #GlobalSecurityExchange #GSXConference September 21-23 Atlanta, GA, USA Cost to attend: TBA in Q2 2020

GSX brings together security professionals from all vertical markets throughout the world to network, learn, and re-invest in the industry. It features a full curriculum of quality content in an immersive and interactive learning environment, offering insights and best practices to security professionals at every stage in their career. Explore 300+ expert-led sessions, each designed to deliver valuable, actionable takeaways to help shape security strategies—today and in the future.

Digital Transformation Expo Europe @DTXseries #DTXEurope September 30 - October 1 London, UK Cost to attend:

  • Not available: Contact the organizers for the registration fee

One of the best events for cloud, infrastructure and cybersecurity pros in Europe. While the 2020 show is still in the planning stages, the 2019 event addressed the latest in data analytics, AI, software development, IoT and blockchain. In addition to insightful speakers, attendees enjoy technology demos, case studies, and training courses.

Q4 Conferences

Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 @Acronis #AcronisCyberSummit October 19-22 Miami, FL, USA​ Cost to attend: TBA

The Acronis Global Cyber Summit is bringing together the world’s largest community of cyber protection professionals for a two-and-a-half-day global conference committed to the improved protection of critical data assets and systems. Featuring business and thought leaders from around the world, it is the must-attend event for IT infrastructure managers, CIOs, managed-IT service providers, reseller, ISVs, and developers. Attendees will learn the latest about how artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cloud services can help protect against loss and security breaches.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020 @Gartner_SYM #GartnerSYM October 18-22 Orlando, FL, USA Cost to attend:

  • Standard Conference Fee: $6,425
  • Public-Sector Rate: $4,600 (proof of eligibility required, increase expected Q1 2020)
  • Group Rates Available: contact for details

IT Symposium/Xpo is the place to hone leadership skills, refine strategies, and find the innovative technologies that will help to power digital transformation. Attendees can explore the strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of IT and business. Thousands of CIOs and IT executives will discuss key topics including data and analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, culture, customer experience, cybersecurity and more.

AWS re:Invent @awscloud #reInvent November 30 - December 4 Las Vegas, NV, USA Cost to attend: TBA

Amazon’s re:Invent event gives AWS developers and customers a chance to discuss new products and features, and explore how different tools can be leveraged for cloud, IT, and cybersecurity needs. Featuring keynotes, training sessions, certification opportunities, and networking activities, the user conference is ideal for AWS customers, developers and engineers, system administrators, and systems architects.

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