Best US Government Conferences 2021 – 2022

"Best In Category" Series

The US Government is actively, indeed – relentlessly – protecting itself against Cyber Attacks from adversaries. Of course, the world’s de facto superpower is also engaged in offensive operations; as are all nation-states. Period. If they deny it then they’re lying! Anyways, the purpose of this resource is not to get political but instead to list some US Government Cyber Security Conferences that I feel might be of interest to you if you work in the public and military space. Inevitably, many of these conferences will be invite-only.

The security level or “sensitivity” of the conference will dictate whether you can attend. If you’re reading this with a view to secure employment within Cybersecurity or perhaps progress with your career then I’d certainly recommend attending several of these conferences if you can get an invite for obvious reasons: they’re an excellent way to meet and network with vendors.

If you’re interested in finding employment you might want to also check out our dedicated InfoSec Career Fairs resource.

About This List

As the year progresses, we will add more recommended activities for the next year; usually, this is determined by conferences submitted to our directory.

If you work in this vital area, I highly urge you to attend these events. You must attend any of these activities.

Our Recommend US Government Conferences & Events


ISMG Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Government

July 13th, 2021
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United States
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Conference Summary

Global companies may be permanently changed as a result of businesses around the world now embracing a potentially permanent remote workforce and customer base. Governments all over the world are fighting their own cyber wars, and we now have government-sponsored organisations gathering intelligence, passing laws, and enforcing sanctions in some cases.



This Event is Now Over
United Kingdom
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Conference Summary

In-depth workshops from local, state, and federal government departments leading the way in social media policy and community engagement are featured at the Social Media Strategies Summit for Public Agencies & Government.

Over the course of two days, you’ll learn about best practices and frameworks for creating a long-term, flexible social media strategy that allows your team to provide the best service to your constituents.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
National Homeland Security Conference (NHSC)
June 29th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

The National Homeland Security Conference (NHSC) occupies a prominent place in any US Government InfoSec Professional’s calendar.

Needless to say, but Homeland Security has an acute interest in everything related to the Security of Cyber Assets.

The annual NHSC attracts over a thousand (mostly US) InfoSec professionals eager to learn about the emerging trends with information security and who want to discover recent technologies and equipment available to support various federal-level missions.

This would be an excellent opportunity to interact with exhibitors and vendors with an affiliation to US Government activities.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
NOAA IT Security Conference
July 22nd, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

This one is very niche, but as ever in Cybersecurity: going niche is a good thing.

The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will be becoming an increasingly busy department as a result of climate change.

Two of the largest and undeniable challenges we face in the next decade include:

  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Cyber Attacks
  • (Perhaps also Ongoing Pandemic Issues with COVID?)

When I mention “Cyber Attacks” in this context I’m also referring to Cyber Warfare.

The event specializes, which was virtual in 2020 like most other conferences were, discussed recent advances in military hardware, technology, training, and other areas.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Suits and Spooks DC
February 7th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

Suits ‘n Spooks is one of my favorite events of the year.

In fact, I interviewed the founder of Suits ‘n Spooks, Jeffrey Carr – so if you’re interested in this conference you might be interested to learn more about what Jeffrey has to say.

Jeffrey invites excellent speakers from the Federal and private sectors, and the talks are always thought-provoking and informative.

This is a highly recommended event for those interested to see a mix of personalities.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Americas
October 27th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

Attend this event and you’ll hear from various speakers who will deliver thought-provoking presentations regarding the fragile nature of some of the nations critical infrastructure.

You’ll learn measures that will be taken to protect and secure the industry.

If you work with aspects of the US national infrastructure then clearly this conference would be of interest.

Furthermore, it is worth me mentioning here that we also have a resource listing some of the best SCADA and ICS conferences of the year.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
GovSummit
June 1st, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

GovSummit was a free and virtual US Government Cybersecurity Conference in 2020.

Their event in 2021 will likely be a physical “in-person” conference so be sure to check out the particular information on their site.

GovSummit is a major event in the Federal-Level Cybersecurity calendar as it will bring together government leaders with the intention of sharing research and information on a wide range of different security topics.

Content discussed at GovSummit is aimed at:

  • State level
  • Federal level
  • Local level (agencies)

In previous years GovSummit discussed content such as security technology procurement, identity management (PII and Privacy), cybersecurity, access control policies, and much more.

This is definitely an event to look out for if you’re interested in working for the US Government within a Cybersecurity remit.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit (Virtual)
June 23rd, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

This event is only open to United States federal employees.

Speakers typically discuss how to recruit, maintain or build a robust cybersecurity workforce.


✓ Previously Recommended In 2020
FAL.CON
June 24th, 2020
United States

• Past Review •

At a recent FAL.CON conference, Information Security Professionals from CrowdStrike and leaders from the state, federal, and local governments shared research and actionable plans on supply chain security, threat intelligence, artificial intelligence, and a bunch more.


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