Here are my top 5 picks for upcoming cybersecurity events that you don’t want to miss:
The National Homeland Security Association is partnering with the city of San Antonio, Texas to host the 9th annual National Homeland Security Conference June 9 – 11, 2015, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year’s selected topics will be varied, innovative, timely and focused on emergency management mission areas including: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. A new track focusing on grant related topics has been added to this year’s agenda. Sessions will be plenary in the morning for all delegates with breakout sessions in the afternoon. During the 2015 conference, federal, state and local leaders and practitioners will discuss the latest issues in homeland security and share information on the latest innovations and best practices in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
The Defense Strategies Institute’s (DSI) Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium August 4-5 in Alexandria, Virginia is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium will focus on increasing the security and resiliency of the nation’s critical networks, operating freely in the cyber domain and the protection of infrastructure in support of national defense andhomeland Security.
The mission September 10 Cyber 6.0 Conference in Laurel, Maryland, is to provide a forum for small and mid-sized businesses in Howard County and the region to access industry and government leaders with current information on cybersecurity that will improve their market position, enhance their corporate security policies and infrastructure, identify potential business opportunities, and provide a take away of information and contacts for follow-up that assists businesses in understanding the role they play in national cybersecurity and how they can address those challenges. All businesses have a role to play in protecting the national security of our infrastructure.
Join MeriTalk’s Cyber Security Exchange for the fourth annual Cyber Security Brainstorm on Wednesday, September 23, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, DC. From insider threats to legacy security gaps to financial crimes and everything in between – it’s no longer "if,” but "when" in the government cyber incident arena. Government and partners across industry and academia are looking to improve collective cyber intelligence and how we use it to deter and defend against cyber threats — promoting stronger adherence to standards; improving information sharing; implementing risk management approaches; and putting data driven intelligence behind the effort to improve the security of networks, systems and devices. More than 150 federal cyber security movers and shakers will be available to discuss these issues and more.
Defense Daily’s 2015 Open Architecture Summit on November. 4 in Washington, DC, will focus on the latest technology trends and developments, as well the newest business opportunities in the application of open architecture solutions in defense and national security acquisition. The Open Architecture Summit, now in its eighth year, offers an agenda that demonstrates the progress made in introducing open architecture practices and business models across the national security enterprise.
To see a comprehensive listing of more than 120 cybersecurity trade shows, conferences and special events in the second half of 2015, visit Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity Calendar.
Steve Morgan is founder and CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief of Cybersecurity Market Report and the Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest, most innovative cybersecurity companies.