Best CISO Conferences 2021 – 2022

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Most of the visitors to our tech security conference directory are CXO Level professionals, (CISO, CSO, CRO, etc.), so it stands to reason that we created this category and that I was to also create this list of recommended senior-level conferences and events. I hope you benefit from the list.

There are hundreds of Senior Cybersecurity Conferences within our directory: I have only included a bunch that I think are particularly excellent. I will be editing this list as the year progresses and notable conferences that match this category are submitted to our directory.

About This List

As the year progresses, we will add more recommended conferences for the upcoming year; usually, this is determined by events that are submitted to our directory.

If you work in this important sector, I strongly encourage you to attend these events. Some of these would be extremely important for you to attend.

Our Recommend CISO Conferences & Events

2020

American CIO and IT SummitUnited States
CyberTech NYCUnited States
Cyber Security Summit: Los AngelesUnited States
FutureCon New Jersey Cyber Security ConferenceUnited States
SecureWorld Twin CitiesUnited States
Cybersecurity Summit: New YorkUnited States
CENGN SummitCanada
World Legal AI SummitGermany
Legal Cyber Security ExpoUnited Kingdom
Data Connectors Nashville Tech-SecurityUnited States
Executive Alliance’s Security Leaders Summit DALLASUnited States

2021

FutureCon Atlanta 2021United States
SecureWorld West Coast 2021United States
IDC Multicloud Benelux 2021Belgium
CISO Leaders Singapore Summit 2021Singapore
Gartner IT Symposium | Xpo: Orlando 2021United States
ElevateIT: Houston Technology Summit 2021United States
IDC Qatar CIO Summit 2021Qatar

FutureCon Atlanta 2021

December 15th, 2021
133 Days Until The Event
United States
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Conference Summary

FutureCon Events provides high-level Cyber Security Training for exploring cutting-edge security approaches and managing danger in the cybersecurity workforce’s ever-changing threat environment.

Join us for a discussion with a group of C-level executives who have successfully mitigated the risk of cyber attacks.

C-suite executives and CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) are being educated about the global cybercrime crisis and how to create Cyber Resilient organizations.


SecureWorld West Coast 2021

December 2nd, 2021
120 Days Until The Event
United States
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Conference Summary

Connecting, training, and creating cybersecurity leaders. SecureWorld has remained on top of global IT security issues for over 18 years, sharing the resources and vital information required to defend against cyber threats. They collaborate to deliver cutting-edge educational opportunities and relevant content through their network of industry experts, practitioners, opinion leaders, and solution providers.

There are 17 annual activities hosted by the organization throughout North America. There are also three-weekly video conferences and online training courses. SecureWorld also acts as a resource and news center for cybersecurity.


IDC Multicloud Benelux 2021

November 23rd, 2021
111 Days Until The Event
Belgium
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Conference Summary

Typical challenges include determining which workloads should be placed in which cloud, determining the criteria for workload placement, governing cloud use and ensuring regulatory compliance, gaining visibility into cloud service performance, securing enterprise and cloud-native applications, and enabling cloud-based innovation from edge to core.


CISO Leaders Singapore Summit 2021

November 16th, 2021
104 Days Until The Event
Singapore
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Conference Summary

On November 17th at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront, the 8th CISO Leaders Singapore Summit 2021 will bring together over 150 of the country’s top CISOs, Heads of IT Security, Cyber Security, and CIOs.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Re-evaluating Security posture to create a cyber security organization,’ with over 15 presentations, seminars, and roundtables scheduled throughout the day.


Gartner IT Symposium | Xpo: Orlando 2021

October 18th, 2021
75 Days Until The Event
United States
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Conference Summary

Over the course of four days, CIOs and IT executives connected digitally with Gartner experts to learn about building a composable market, leading during disruption, smarter investment, cybersecurity, and much more. Attendees discussed how to use technology to help organizations adapt to challenges and become more resilient. The conference provided the resources, ideas, and guidance required to build a composable company – a blueprint for accelerating digital business – that would provide flexibility and agility in a crisis.


ElevateIT: Houston Technology Summit 2021

October 13th, 2021
70 Days Until The Event
United States
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Conference Summary

Quick-term, short-term, and long-term growth and sustainability are at the core of the Digital Revolution. Customer demands will be driven by the acceleration of automation growth in the supply chain, both now and in the future. Simply put, businesses that adopt an optimistic, seamless digital customer experience sooner would be more important in the future. Internally and externally, successful digitization would result in increased productivity, better resource use, and cultural evolution.


IDC Qatar CIO Summit 2021

September 20th, 2021
47 Days Until The Event
Qatar
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Conference Summary

The diverse agenda of the event will take you through a series of presentations, panel discussions, real-life use cases, and dedicated industry tracks, providing you with a bird’s eye view of the global business environment, the latest technical developments, and strategies for propelling your company to meet the specific challenges of these unprecedented times.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
American CIO and IT Summit
October 26th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

The American CIO & IT Summit is clearly aimed at those working at a senior level within cyber security: CISO’s, CIO and all C-Level executives managing risk, privacy or indeed any aspect of security.

You can expect to learn the latest within senior-management expertise within Information Security and I suspect that the emphasis in the future will be on how to best work with the new normal following from the COVID pandemic of 2020.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
CyberTech NYC
October 21st, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

Attending CyberTech events is an excellent way of boosting your B2B network.

The folks at CyberTech, like many of the other C-Level security conferenes listed in our roundup, take place in various cities around the world.

As stated by the organizers, the main driver of attending a CyberTech event is that you’ll be able to network and learn the latest innovations in technology, different solutions to threats within the global InfoSec arena.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Cyber Security Summit: Los Angeles
December 10th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

We have known the team at Cyber Security Summit for several years now and can attest to the quality and depth of their events. They are highly recommended events.

The conferences, many of which of course have been virtual in 2020, are invite-only and they always have some of the brightest minds speak on their circuit. Past speakers include government officials and representatives from the FBI.

In summary, make sure you go ahead and check out this years roster of events being organized by the folks at the Cyber Security Summit.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
FutureCon New Jersey Cyber Security Conference
November 5th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

FutureCon events are led by Kim Hakim, CEO/Founder, and are held in over 20 states around the United States.

Their conferences feature different CXO-level keynote InfoSec speakers who will teach participants the most recent security methodologies and how to manage risk in the ever-evolving changing cybersecurity threat workforce and workplace.

FutureCon, like Cyber Security Summit, are excellent events to attend as and when they come to your city.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
SecureWorld Twin Cities
October 15th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

For nearly two decades, SecureWorld has been providing a series of talks that are almost always engineered towards solving global IT security issues.

I’d consider SecureWorld as being aimed more to the corporate world compared to the slightly-more “Hacker” orientated conferences listed above.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Executive Alliance’s Security Leaders Summit DALLAS
December 3rd, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

Executive Alliance’s Security Leaders Summits is another conference series aimed at tech and Cybersecurity C-level professionals.

Like the other events, the intention behind their conferences is to share insights into the current status and future of cybersecurity.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Cybersecurity Summit: New York
August 18th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

ISMG conferences take place in four continents, so they have a wide reach.

Typically their security events are aimed at the CXO level and focus on subjects such as fraud prevention, cybercrime, and other enterprise level cybersecurity issues.

The industries that ISMG conferences target are typically:

  • Government
  • Finance (FinSec)
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Energy (SCADA/ICS)

The majority of the content is procured from the ISMG’s global editorial team and comes from their publications like BankInfoSecurity, DataBreachtoday, HealthcareInfoSecurity, and GovInfoSecurity.

Their publications, and events, as stated as very much aimed at the CISO/CSO level so if that fits your profile then I’d certainly recommend that you get to learn about ISMG.

The ISMG community has over 700,000 subscribers so you’ll be in good company.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
CENGN Summit
November 12th, 2020
Canada

• Past Review •

Next Generation Networks organizes CENGN Summit.

CENGN Summit, like the other CXO-level conferences listed in my resource, is aimed at decision makers within Cybersecurity.

The CENGN Summit is one of Canada’s leading conferences devoted to promoting disruptive networking technologies; so if that’s an area you specialize in then you’d be very much at home at this event.

I included this senior level conference for our North American audience and those working in Canada.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
World Legal AI Summit
October 8th, 2020
Germany

• Past Review •

Although this event is not strictly speaking an InfoSec event aimed uniquely at CISO-level executives, I’ve included this conference because the Luxatia Group specialises in B2B events.

The folks at Luxatia put on a bunch of fantastic events covering many industries (not just InfoSec) so I’d encourage you to learn more about them and see if an event fits your needs and interests.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Legal Cyber Security Expo
December 2nd, 2020
United Kingdom

• Past Review •

I’ve included Legal Cybersecurity Expo because, by its’ very nature, this conference is aimed at senior decision makers.

We have a resource dedicated to listing some of the best legal conferences to attend, but I included this one because it is designed to help senior executives protect themselves against cyber attacks and threats. This event is co-located with Legalex, a conference designed to assist businesses to expand and evolve.

✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Data Connectors Nashville Tech-Security
December 10th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

Data Connectors is in my opinion within the same realm as FutureCon, Cyber Security Summits and CyberTech.

Data Connectors have been organizing conferences in many states within the US since the early 2000’s. The team mostly invite C-level InfoSec and tech professionals who share their expertize on the latest cybersecurity threats and challanges.

As with other similar events listed in my resource, by attending expect to expand your personal network and learn a lot of actionable skills and tools.

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