We take a look at cybersecurity conferences taking place in cities like Chicago in the state of Illinois.
Yes they are, but not as often as our main directory listing. We base the below listings on popular and repetitive events that take place in Chicago, Illinois. Rather than simply listing a bunch of ‘one-off’ events that might never be organized again, most (not all!) of the gatherings mentioned below have been taking place every year. We have also included ISACA, ISSA, OWASP and BSides events that take place in Chicago where possible. To see global BSides specific listings (some include speaker videos and presentations made by IronGeek) click here. Make sure that you don’t miss an event by joining our Illinois-specific Illinois newsletter! For other cities that we list cyber events and hacker conferences taking place in Illinois please click here, or to return to our main global list of IT Security conferences please follow this link. If you would like to add an event to this page and our main listing directory click here.
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Cyber Security Event Title: Chicago 2600 Address: Doejo, 444 N Wabash, 5th floor, Chicago, Illinois Description: Chicago 2600 is an informal gathering of security professionals, hackers, phreaks, computer enthusiasts, gamers, and the list goes on. Technical discussions normally happen on a monthly basis as well as a lot of socializing. The group is very informal and there is a diverse mix of people from young to old, highly technical to still learning. 2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.
Cyber Security Event Title: ChiSec Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: It fills a gap. In other cities, there are regular professional meetups. Chicago has ISSA and 2621. They’re less formal than ISSA. Nobody takes minutes. We just try to get to know the locals in our field. An informal meetup of information security professionals in Chicago. Unlike other meetups, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join up”, or present a zero-day exploit to attend.
Cyber Security Event Title: ISACA Chicago Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is a professional association of individuals interested in information systems audit, control and security. Its aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the metro Chicago area.
Cyber Security Event Title: ISSA Chicago Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: The mission of the Chicago Chapter is to offer a stimulating combination of discussion forums, hands-on learning, CISSP certification training, conferences, and other events which are designed to enhance understanding and awareness of information security issues for information security professionals. Whether you are exploring a career in cybersecurity, honing your technical expertise or an established security executive, the ISSA offers you a network of 10,000 colleagues worldwide to support you in managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Enhance your professional stature, expand your peer network and achieve your personal career goals. Your local chapter and ISSA International will provide you with a wealth of resources to keep you current with industry trends and developments in our ever-evolving field.
Cyber Security Event Title: OWASP Chicago Address: Motorola Solutions, 500 West Monroe, 42nd Floor, Chicago, IL Description: Their meetings are informal and encourage open discussion of all aspects of application security. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security “visible,” so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under an open source license.
Cyber Security Event Title: THOTCON 0x7 Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: THOTCON aims to provide the best conference possible on a limited budget. Once you participate a THOTCON conference, you will experience one of the best Info Sec conferences experiences combines with a uniquely social experience.
Cyber Security Event Title: Security Leaders Summit Chicago Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: The summit will unite a group of senior IT executives for engaging peer-level interaction, talks on new approaches to managing complexities in Information Security. It will also provide a chance to collaborate with leaders in the business. The Hosts which represents companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, will share their knowledge with the distinguished group of participants through presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions.
Cyber Security Event Title: Cyber Security Initiatives – Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIP’s) Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: The Chicago Threat Intel group (CTI) is for security risk analysts and professionals and anyone else interested in Cyber Threat Intelligence. Topics on providers, platforms, enrichment, new technologies, techniques and exchange ideas on Threat Intelligence and how to enhance and enrich the effectiveness of security data and controls will be discussed.
Cyber Security Event Title: SANS Data Breach Summit 2016 Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.
Cyber Security Event Title: Chicago Cyber Security Summit Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: The Cyber Security Summit, an exclusive C-Suite conference series, connects senior level executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. This educational and informational forum will focus on educating attendees on how to best protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense.
Cyber Security Event Title: IANS Chicago Information Security Forum Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: IANS’ Information Security Forums will unite experienced IT and information security practitioners for confidential information sharing on the industry’s most important issues, technologies, and trends. The two-day Forums include a series of keynote addresses, technical and strategic roundtable discussions led by IANS’ Faculty, networking events, and the opportunity to learn about new technologies.
Cyber Security Event Title: MANUSEC: Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: In the midst of a critical time for the manufacturing industry, the Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Summit brings together senior security thought leaders to help build fruitful discussions amongst the key manufacturing companies in America.
Cyber Security Event Title: SC Congress Chicago 2016 Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: SC Magazine helps information security professionals with in-depth, unbiased business and technical information that you need to tackle the countless security challenges you face. SC Congress Chicago was created specifically for the senior audience in the greater Chicago cybersecurity community.
Cyber Security Event Title: Data Connectors Chicago Tech-Security Information Security Conference Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: Data Connectors is a cyber security career-networking event. Most of the events are valid for CEU/ CPD credits – but we’d encourage you to check first.
Cyber Security Event Title: Cloud Identity Summit 2017 Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: This conference is one of the premier identity event on the planet. Explore the evolution and prominence of identity management through in-depth workshops, sessions and lectures.
Cyber Security Event Title: SANS Chicago 2017 Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.
Cyber Security Event Title: Data Connectors Chicago Tech-Security Address: Chicago, Illinois Description: Data Connectors is a cyber security career-networking event. Most of the events are valid for CEU/ CPD credits – but we’d encourage you to check first.