2024 has started with an incredible bang. Gartner states that cybersecurity spending is set to increase by 14% to $215 billion in 2024. In the cybersecurity industry learning more about the upcoming trends, connecting & expanding your network with like-minded peers is crucial.

This article will provide you with a list of top cybersecurity conferences all over the world for you to mark your calendars, get set, and go!

Upcoming Cybersecurity Conferences & Summits for 2024

United States 

  1. FutureCon Chicago (January)
  2. Tampa Cyber Security Summit (January)
  3. SANS Threat Intelligence Summit & Training (February)
  4. FutureCon Dallas (January)
  5. Atlanta Cyber Security Summit (February)
  6. Silicon Valley Cyber Security Summit (February)
  7. FutureCon Detroit (February)
  8. Innovate Cybersecurity Summit (February)
  9. Zero Trust World – ThreatLocker (February)
  10. Level Up 2024 APP (March)
  11. OWASP 2024 SnowFROC (March)
  12. HIMSS (March)
  13. BSides (March)
  14. OWASP 2024 BASC (April)
  15. Google Cloud Next ’24 (April)
  16. WiCyS (April)
  17. FutureCon Minneapolis (May)
  18. RSA Conference (May)
  19. Indo-US Cyber Security Industry Exchange (May)
  20. HACKMIAMI (May)
  21. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (May)
  22. Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference (June)
  23. Cyber Security & Cloud Congress (June)
  24. Salt Lake City Cyber Security Summit (June)
  25. AWS re:Inforce (June)
  26. DEF CON 32 (August)
  27. PCI North America Community Meeting (September)
  28. Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference (September)
  29. OWASP Global AppSec San Francisco (September)
  30. OWASP LASCON (October)
  31. AWS re:Invent (December)

Canada

  1. OWASP AppSec Days Pacific Northwest (June)

United Kingdom

  1. Cloud & Cyber Security Expo (March)
  2. National Cyber Security Show (April – May)
  3. Infosecurity Europe (June)

Europe

  1. IT Security Insights (January)
  2. Nullcon 2024  (March)
  3. Cloud & Cyber Security Expo (May)
  4. Nordic IT Cybersecurity Conference (May)
  5. Annual CYCON (May)
  6. OWASP Global AppSec Lisbon (June)
  7. PCI Europe Community Meeting (October)
  8. Hacktivity 2024 NOW+NEXT (October)

Asia Pacific 

  1. Black Hat 2024 (April)
  2. Cybertech Global (April)
  3. Annual FIRST Conference (June)

Indian Sub-Continent

  1. Gartner Security Summit (February)
  2. SANS Secure India 2024 (March)

Africa

  1. ICCWS (March)

Virtual

  1. Data Connectors Cybersecurity Conference (January)
  2. ISACA Virtual Conference (February)
  3. Cyber Security Automotive Executive Exchange (June)

January

1. Data Connectors Cybersecurity Conference AI Virtual Cybersecurity Summit 2024 

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: 25th, January, 2024
  • Price: $ 75
  • Theme: AI Virtual Cybersecurity
  • Topics: 
    1. Protecting Against Cyberattacks
    2. 2024 Trends and Directions in Cybersecurity

Speakers: Dr. Chris Golden, Stanton Gatewood, Tom Bowyer

Data Connectors Cybersecurity Conference AI Virtual Cybersecurity Summit 2024 explores the limitless possibilities of AI in cybersecurity. This summit is ideal for seasoned professionals, AI or cybersecurity enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs in any sector. 

2. FutureCon Chicago CyberSecurity Conference 2024

  • Location: Marriott Oakbrook, Chicago, U.S.A. (with Hybrid & Virtual modes)
  • Date: 25th, January, 2024.
  • Price:  Offline – $200, Virtual – $100
  • Theme: Cybersecurity is no longer an IT problem 
  • Topics: 1. Today’s Threat Landscape Requires a Unique Capability
    2. Moving Towards a ZeroTrust Mindset
    3. “The Groundhog’s Revenge”

Speakers: Robert LaMagna-Reiter (Hudl), Amanda Popko(Cloudflare), Michael Bacon (Forescout Technologies).

FutureCon explores cutting-edge cybersecurity approaches for managing risk in the ever-changing threatscape. This is prompted through high-level security training by a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of cyber attacks.

3. Tampa Cyber Security Summit 2024 

  • Location: Hilton, Tampa Downtown, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Date: Friday, January 26th, 2024
  • Price: $250
  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: 1. Defining Cybersecurity Readiness
    2. 2024 & The Biggest Threats to Your Business

Speakers: Robert K. Price (Supervisory Special Agent, FBI), Richard Dean (SAC, U.S. Secret Service)

The Tampa Cybersecurity Summit, 2024 connects senior executives of companies for protecting critical infrastructures with innovative solutions and information from renowned security experts.

4. SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2024

  • Location: Washington D.C, U.S.A
  • Date: Monday, 29th January, 2024 – Monday, 5th February, 2024
  • Price: $425
  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: 1. Cybersecurity is GeoPolitical: Lessons From the Fight Against Mercenary Spyware Proliferation
    2. Applying Threat Intelligence Practically to Meet the Needs of an Evolving Regulatory Environment

Speakers: Bill Marczak (Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab), Sierra Stanczyk, (Manager, PwC Threat Intelligence)

The SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2024 comes with new perspectives and learning from case studies that challenge CTI assumptions. This summit allows you to learn, connect, and share with thousands of cybersecurity professionals in attendance from around the globe.

5. IT Security Insights 2024

  • Location: Hotel Birger Jarl, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2024
  • Price: 3490 SEK – Offline, 990 SEK – Online
  • Theme: Leveraging AI as a defense mechanism in today’s digital world
  • Topics: 1. Security challenges in the modern Media industry
    2. The good and not-so-good of using generative AI for defending against evolving cybersecurity threats. 
    3. The resilience people of security

Speakers: Ralph Benton (Schibsted Media Group), Jabu Mtsweni (CSIR), Reem Alsaaidi (Ericsson)

The IT Security Insights 2024 Conference to be held in Stockholm provides all cybersecurity enthusiasts and specialists, the opportunity to meet and interact with world-renowned cybersecurity experts and learn their takes on the modern approach to cybersecurity. 

6. FutureCon Dallas CyberSecurity Conference 2024

  • Location: The House of Blues Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2024
  • Price: $100 (Online), $200 (Offline)
  • Theme: Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem
  • Topics: 1. Blueprint for Excellence: Constructing a World-Class Global AppSec Program.
    2. Ransomware Resilience: Backup Alone is No Longer Enough.
    3. AI for Security

Speakers: Amelio Wright (PepsiCo), Gregg Earnhart (Next DLP), Kelly Kroening (Unitrends)

Futurecon Dallas Cybersecurity Conference of 2024 will provide you with the latest knowledge for your application environment’s security. The conference will give you demos of the latest technologies in cybersecurity, and interaction with the world’s top cybersecurity leaders.

February

1. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Date: 26th – 27th, February 2024
  • Price: Standard: INR 99,500 + GST, Government price: INR 81,100 + GST
  • Theme: Cybersecurity: Business-Aligned. Risk-Focused.
  • Topics: 1. Top Trends for Cybersecurity, 2024.
    2. Shifting Sands: Evolving Cybersecurity Operating Models.
    3. Gartner Keynote: Treat Cybersecurity as a Business Investment

Speakers: Richard Addiscott (Sr Director Analyst), Oscar Isaka (Sr Director Analyst), Paul Furtado, (VP Analyst)

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is one of the top cybersecurity summits that is to be held in Mumbai, India. It is aimed at helping global security and risk management leaders improve the responsiveness of their security management. 

2. Innovate Cybersecurity Summit

  • Location: The Grand Hyatt, Nashville, TN, U.S.A
  • Date: 25th – 27th, February 2024 
  • Price: Not Mentioned
  • Theme: The New Standard of Cybersecurity Education
  • Topics: Not Available

Speakers: Not Available

Innovate Cybersecurity Summit is for security executives by security executives. It is an invitation-only, all-expenses-paid, cybersecurity education event featuring CISO discussion panels, networking, and collaboration sessions. 

3. ISACA Virtual Conference

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: 20th – 22nd February, 2024
  • Price: $ 199 – $ 499
  • Theme: Cybersecurity, IT Governance
  • Topics: 1. Strengthening Resilience in an Increasingly Complex Phygital World
    2. Building a Secure AI Governance Framework: Strengthening Cybersecurity and Digital Trust

Speakers: RV Raghu (Versatilist Consulting India Pvt Ltd), Mike Echols (Max Cybersecurity LLC), Tichaona Zororo (EGIT Enterprise Governance of IT)

ISACA Virtual Conference 2024 is a region-based conference spanning 3 days. It aims to enrich professionals all around the world with expert-driven knowledge in digital trust, governance, privacy, cybersecurity, & emerging technologies.

4. Zero Trust World (ThreatLocker)

  • Location: Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Date:  25th – 28th, February 2024
  • Price: $495
  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: 1. Red Team vs. Blue Team
    2. Aligning Security with Your Business
    3. Zero Trust Best Practices

Speakers: Not mentioned

Zero Trust Word by ThreatLocker is a 3-day interactive program with hacking labs, breakout sessions of choice, networking, and more. The program also comes with a Cyber Hero Certification, which can be obtained by completing the venue exam. 

March

1. Level Up 2024 APP 

  • Location: Park MGM, Las Vegas, U.S.A 
  • Date: 5th – 7th March 2024
  • Price: Members – $845, Non-members – $1045
  • Theme:  Risk, Compliance, and Payment Topics
  • Topics: 1. Scamming the Scammers • How to Use the Bad Guys’ Tactics for Good!
    2. MasterCard, VISA, and FTC Sessions

Speakers: Ryan Kelly (Scammer Buster) and others

Level Up 2024, APP is an annual conference by the Association of Payment Professionals. The program connects professionals in the industry on topics such as risk, compliance, and payment. It also provides opportunities for networking and community-building. 

2. Cloud & Cyber Security Expo

  • Location: Excel, London, United Kingdom
  • Date: 6th – 7th March 2024
  • Price: Free
  • Theme: 1. Conquering the Evolving Threat Landscape
    2. The Future of Cyber Security  
  • Topics: 1. The Promise and Peril of AI
    2. The increasing role of biometrics in security

Speakers: Blair McKeen (RSA), Roha Raheel (WPP), and more.

Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2024 is a major event for business leaders and visionaries worldwide to shape business security. The expo allows you to gain insights from renowned experts to upgrade your cybersecurity strategies to the next level. 

3. HIMSS

  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, U.S.A
  • Date: 11th – 15th March 2024
  • Price: $ 215 – $ 1455
  • Theme: Healthcare, Cybersecurity
  • Topics: Exploiting Trust with Technology: The Human Element of Security

Speakers: Rachel Tobac (SocialProof Security), Robert C. Garret (Hackensack Meridian Health)

HIMSS 2024 is the go-to program for all healthcare professionals to gain an intellectually stimulating experience from global experts on the latest technologies, trends, and news in healthcare. 

4. SANS Secure India 2024 

  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: 11th – 23rd March 2024
  • Price: $ 8,645
  • Theme:  Cybersecurity 
  • Topics: Interactive Cybersecurity Training Taught by Industry Experts

Speakers: Zachary Mathis, Jason Jordaan

SANS Secure 2024 is a virtual set of interactive cybersecurity training programs taught by various globally known security professionals. Various courses by experts are available which provide insights into their fields, cutting-edge technologies, and lastly a GIAC certification.  

5. ICCWS – 19th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 

  • Location: University of Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Date: 26th – 27th March 2024
  • Price: £ 150 – £ 550
  • Theme: Cyber warfare and security
  • Topics: A Cyber Security Tale From The Trenches

Speakers: Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Dr Manuel Corregedor

ICCWS 2024 is a conference that uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare, and information warfare. The conference is ideal for academics, military professionals, and practitioners from around the world to present and publish their empirical findings. 

6. BSides 

  • Location: San Diego State University, U.S.A
  • Date: 30th March 2024
  • Price: $15.00-$290
  • Theme: Hacker Spring Break 2024 
  • Topics: Not Available

Speakers: Not Available

BSides San Deigo 2024 is a one-day program held at San Deigo University. The program will include enthusiastic talks, engaging cybersecurity training, and giveaways.

April

1. Cybertech Global

  • Location: Tel Aviv Expo, Pavilion #2 , Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Date: 8th – 10th April 
  • Price: $325 – $1200
  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: Not Available

Speakers: Not Available

CyberTech Global is a platform that offers networking through conferences, and exhibitions. All the latest innovations in technology, its challenges, and solutions in the field of cybersecurity are discussed.

2. Google Cloud Next ’24 

  • Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, U.S.A
  • Date: 9th – 11th April 2024 
  • Price: $999 – $1,999
  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: Not Available

Speakers: Thomas Kurian (Google), Adaire Fox-Martin (Google)

Google Cloud Next 2024 involves keynote speeches and an introduction to the latest technologies about everything from AI to cybersecurity. The session is ideal for developers, platform engineers, data analysts, and more. 

3. WiCyS – Women in Cyber Security 2024

  • Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A
  • Date: 11th – 13th April 2024
  • Price: $40 – $850
  • Theme: Women in Cybersecurity
  • Topics: Not Available

Speakers: Not Available

Women in Cyber Security 2024 (WiCyS) is an event for cybersecurity professionals, students, and organizations interested in cybersecurity. The event aims to recruit, retain, and advance women in cybersecurity to build a community. 

4. National Cyber Security Show 2024

  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: UK’s approach to tackling cybersecurity 

Speakers: Not mentioned

The National Cybersecurity Show 2024 includes conferences, workshops, and exhibitions with a focus on cybersecurity. The program provides an ample opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain newer perspectives on cybersecurity. 

5. Black Hat Asia 2024

  • Theme: Cybersecurity
  • Topics: Not mentioned

Speakers: Not available
The Black Hat Asia Conference 2024 includes technical training, and black hat briefings, where researchers and industry experts share new developments on security, malware, and exploits.

Parting Thoughts

With over 40 must-attend cybersecurity conferences mentioned, you can now decide which ones are better suited for the needs of yourself and your organization in terms of learning new techniques, imparting knowledge, and growing your cybersecurity network.

Nivedita James Palatty

Nivedita is a technical writer with Astra who has a deep love for knowledge and all things curious in nature. An avid reader at heart she found her calling writing about SEO, robotics, and currently cybersecurity.
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