Cyber Security has been a topic of national, international and personal interest for some time now, meaning it's no surprise that we've seen an increase in the number of cyber security conferences going live in 2019.
Around 60% of small businesses shut down within six months of a data breach, showing the detrimental effect insufficient security protocals have on commerce. Furthermore, on a personal scale, just last week we saw details of the 'Collection #1' leak emerge in which 773 million email addresses and over 22 million passwords were breached, showing the gravity of the implications associated with security risks for folks every day.
Not least, conferences on the topic of cyber security in 2019 will play a crucial role in helping security professionals to gain a greater understanding of contemporary threats and the means by which they can prevent them.
As such, we've put together a list of top-class cyber security events within a variety of disciplines that we recommend if you're looking for some more information about current state of your businesses online safety.
So, without any further ado, here are 5 top picks for 2019 cyber security conferences:
- Security of Things World 2019
- Rethink! IT Security 2019
- Scale Up 360, IT Security
- Cyber Security for Finance 2019
- Cyber Security Governance in Healthcare 2019
Playing on the concept of the "Internet of Things" this event is set to explore the "next information security revolution". 150 expert leaders in the field will gather in Berlin this June to learn about securing a connected future.
As well as 50 key speakers, there will be a host of sessions dedicated to furthering the discussion among peers including ice breaker sessions, live project evaluations, AI powered matchmaking, and an innovative Challenge Your Peers session which will involve a direct exchange between attendees and industry experts to discuss specific topics gathered before the session.
Given the variety and expertise on show, this is a can't-miss opportunity for IT cyber security professionals in 2019.
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Dates: July 1st and 2nd, 2019.
Tickets: Starting from €2,295 for a networking pass.
Returning to the DACH region, Rethink! IT Security will take place in April. Hamburg is the destination this time. The agenda for this cyber security conference will hone in on new ideas, and the latest IT security technologies on offer.
CISOs and IT Security Decision Managers from across the German-speaking world will take part in multi-touchpoint networking and sessions dedicated to bringing forward innovative new concepts to share among the community.
The speaker line-up features professionals from companies like Allianz, Panasonic, and KPMG.
For further details, you can visit the event info section on their site.
Location: Hamburg, Germany.
Dates: April 8th & 9th, 2019.
As a change of pace, Scale Up 360 is a virtual event dedicated to the subject of IT security. If you can't make option two, its organisers have put together this online event so that more participants can enjoy the agenda they're constructing.
Thinking ahead, attendees won't have to download any additional software to take part, and each session will be recorded and available after the conference's conclusion.
Core topics are diverse and exclusively tailored for security professionals. They'll include cloud security, digital transformation and big data, IT infrastructure, and identity & access management.
Dates: September 19th & 20th, 2019.
While the first few conferences we listed here focused on IT professionals specifically, the applications of cyber security are particularly pertinent in certain industries. One such industry is finance.
This June, for that reason, experts in the field will gather in Sao Paulo to discuss online security impacts and innovations. Protecting against cybercrime is of tantamount important to professionals in the financial sector.
Throughout the conference, topic of discussion and elucidation will include cyber security legislation, creating a secure culture and staff training, and general best practices within the vertical.
85% of the companies in attendance see over $50 million in turnover and 75% have over 300 employees. Between the 75 speakers, 125 attendees, 67 companies, and 39 presentations, attendees are sure to garner takeaways that will help secure the future of their clients and institutions.
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Date: June 4th, 2019.
Tickets: Starting at $1,050.
Moving from finance to healthcare now, we see yet another industry where information security is of crucial importance to those who work within the niche, and those it serves.
Spark Conferences will be providing insights into these matter in 2019, but details are a little scant at the moment. Last year's edition has just past, to give context, and was a much-celebrated event on the calendar in November.
To give you a flavour of what to expect, last year saw speakers from Microsoft, Palo Alto, Sunnybrook Health Services take to the stage to present on their experience and emerging trends in security, including how to optimise your approach and systems to deal with ever-emerging risks.
In terms of tickets, we know at the moment that there were separate tiers for employees and students. Details of which are available here, and there's nothing to suggest yet that prices and discounts will be different this year. We'll keep you posted as more info becomes available, though.
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Tickets: TBA. But you can keep an eye or sign up for updates here.
If you have any recommendations of other cyber security conference we may have missed that you personally find useful, we'd love to hear from you on Twitter or at marketing [at] tito [dot] io.