There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event for career networking and knowledge gathering, and we don’t have to tell you how helpful it can be to get a hands-on demo of a new tool or to have your questions answered by experts.

Fortunately, plenty of great conferences are coming up in the months ahead.

If keeping abreast of security trends and evolving threats is critical to your job — and we know it is — then attending some top-notch security conferences is on your must-do list for 2020 and 2021.

From major events to those that are more narrowly focused, this list from the editors of CSO, will help you find the security conferences that matter the most to you.

We’ll keep it updated with registration deadlines and new conferences so check back often. While we don’t expect this calendar to be comprehensive, we do aim to have it be highly relevant. If there’s something we’ve missed, let us know. You can email your additions, corrections and updates to Michael Nadeau ([email protected]).

November 2020

BSides Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan: November 1

SANS DFIRCON 2020, Virtual: November 2 – 7

SANS Rocky Mountain Fall 2020, Virtual: November 2 – 7

FutureCon New Jersey CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: November 5

Great Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 5

BSides DFW, Virtual: November 7

Black Hat Europe. Virtual: November 9 – 12

SANS Monterey 2020, Virtual: November 9 – 14

Authenticate, Virtual: November 9 – 20

FutureCon Virtual Southwest Conference, Virtual: November 10 – 13

Dallas Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 12

BSides Calgary 2020, Virtual: November 12 – 13

The Standoff, Virtual: November 12 – 17

SANS Atlanta Fall 2020, Virtual: November 16 – 21

SANS San Diego Fall 2020, Virtual: November 16 – 21

Pen Test HackFest 2020, Virtual: November 16 – 23

DxP: The Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020, Virtual: November 17

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Washington DC, Virtual: November 17

Ignite Security Conference, Virtual: November 17 – 18

*CSO50 Conference+Awards, Scottsdale, Virtual: November 17 – 19

Dallas Virtual CISO Executive Summit Q4, Virtual: November 18

FutureCon St. Louis CyberSecurity Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, and Virtual: November 18

BSides Dayton 2020, Virtual: November 21

BSides Liverpool, Liverpool, UK: November 21

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Bengaluru, Virtual: November 26

SANS Austin Fall 2020, Virtual: November 30 – December 5

SANS San Francisco Winter 2020, Virtual: November 30 – December 5

December 2020

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Seattle, Virtual: December 1

Aspen Cyber Summit, Virtual: December 1 – 3

Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020, Virtual: December 1 – 4

FutureCon Columbus CyberSecurity Conference, Columbus, Ohio, and Virtual: December 2

Minneapolis CISO Virtual Executive Summit Q4, Virtual: December 2

Atlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 3

FutureCon Denver CyberSecurity Conference. Denver, Colorado, and Virtual: December 3

BSidesPhilly, Virtual: December 4

SANS Nashville 2020, Virtual: December 7 – 12

CANCELLED Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: December 8 – 10

FutureCon Des Moines CyberSecurity Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, and Virtual: December 9

Nashville Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 10

Bsides Austin, Austin, Texas: December 10 – 11

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2020, Virtual: December 14 – 19

FutureCon Virtual Eastern Conference, Virtual: December 15 – 18

January 2021

FutureCon Detroit CyberSecurity Conference, Detroit, Michigan, and Virtual: January 20

Cyber Security for Critical Assets MENA, Dubai: January 25 – 26

FutureCon Orange County CyberSecurity Conference, TBD and Virtual: January 27

FutureCon San Diego CyberSecurity Conference, San Diego, California, and Virtual: January 28

February 2021

FutureCon Seattle CyberSecurity Conference, Seattle, Washington, and Virtual: February 10

March 2021

ManuSec Europe, Munich, Germany: TBD

FutureCon Minneapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Virtual: March 10

FutureCon Boston CyberSecurity Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, and Virtual: March 24

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, London, UK: March 24 – 25

April 2021

FutureCon San Antonio CyberSecurity Conference, San Antonio, Texas, and Virtual: April 14

FutureCon Omaha CyberSecurity Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, and Virtual: April 21

OffZone 2021, Moscow, Russia: April 22 – 23

May 2021

BSidesCharm, Towson, Maryland: May 1- 2

FutureCon Washington DC/Baltimore CyberSecurity Conference, TBD and Virtual: May 5

Secure360, Prior Lake, Minnesota: May 11 – 12

FutureCon Toronto CyberSecurity Conference, Toronto, Canada, and Virtual: May 12

BSides Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia: May 22

September 2021

BSides Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: September 25

October 2021

Student360, Mounds View, Minnesota: October 1

December 2021

FutureCon South Florida, FL CyberSecurity Conference, TBD and Virtual: December 9

* This event is presented by IDG Communications, the parent company of CSO.

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