List of Cyber Security (IT Security) Hacker Conferences in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Summary: In this blog post we will discuss our recommended Cyber Security Conferences in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 5 minute read
Author: Henry Dalziel | April 3, 2017
Category: Michigan Cybersecurity Conferences, US Cybersecurity Conferences

What is this post about?

We take a look at cybersecurity conferences taking place in cities like Ann Arbor in the state of Michigan.

Is this pages relating to hacker conferences taking place in Ann Arbor updated?

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 Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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 Ann Arbor 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 Michigan-specific Michigan newsletter! For other cities that we list cyber events and hacker conferences taking place in Michigan 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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ISSA Motor Ann Arbor

Cyber Security Event Title: ISSA Motor Ann Arbor Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: Started in 1999, this chapter of ISSA continues to grow. Meetings are every third Thursday. The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals. The Motor Ann Arbor chapter is located in the automotive capital of the United Michigans Detroit, MI. Our chapter is committed to educating, consulting, advising, and overall improving information security for our technology infrastructures.

ISACA Detroit

Cyber Security Event Title: ISACA Detroit Chapter Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: The aim of this chapter 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 Detroit area. ISACA is a world wide association of IS governance professionals. The association currently focuses on assurance, security, and governance and provides globally recognised certification in assurance (Certified Information Systems Auditor), security (Certified Information Security Manager), governance (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), and risks and controls (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).

Michigan InfraGard

Cyber Security Event Title: Michigan InfraGard Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: Meetings for this public-private partnership are every quarter on the last Tuesday of the month. A Public-Private Partnership for professional networking and mutual aid. In the Michigan – Michigan Members Alliance InfraGard Chapter, you will find an amazing breadth and depth of resources led by a diverse set of knowledgeable experts whom you can access to help solve your business problems and plan the future of your enterprise. You will meet people from industry, government and academia at our members meetings. You can anticipate their cooperation later, in confidence and with privacy. It is the people of InfraGard that make it work.


Cyber Security Event Title: ARBSEC Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: You guys know about ISSA, SEMiSLUG, and SUMIT. Not casual enough. They don’t want to hang out in conference rooms. Just a chance to meet other security folks without sitting through a sales pitch. An informal meetup of information security professionals in Ann Arbor. 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: MI2600 Address: Galleria on South University in Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: Meetings are on the first Friday of the month at Michigan Union Welker. 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: AllHandsActive Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: This space in Ann Arbor host build nights every Thursday and they are located right next to the Michigan Theatre. Makers gather here at the AHA! Shop. They take the world and play with it like legos. Mixing and matching recipes of life like a top chef with a picky client. A dash of electronics, a pinch of art, a scoop of biology and a MONSTER amount of awesome.

Merit Member Conference

Cyber Security Event Title: Merit Member Conference Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: Launched in 1999, the Merit Member Conference has become a focal point for information sharing among Michigan’s leading IT professionals. Merit Network is a non-profit, Member-owned organization governed by Michigan’s public universities. Founded in 1966, Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. After 50 years of innovation, Merit continues to provide high-performance services to the educational communities in Michigan and beyond. Merit continues to leverage its experience managing NSFNET, the precursor to the modern Internet, to catapult Michigan into the forefront of networking technologies. Through Merit, organizations have access to leading-edge network research, Michigan and national collaborative initiatives and international peering.

SUMIT conference

Cyber Security Event Title: SUMIT conference Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) conference is an annual symposium that strives to raise awareness and educate the community about topical cyber security and privacy issues. The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) conference is an annual symposium dedicated to raise awareness and educate the community about cyber security. This free event is hosted every October during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and presents a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized experts discuss the latest cyber security trends and threats.

EMCRCon 2016

Cyber Security Event Title: EMCRCon 2016 Address: Eagle Crest, Michigan Description: The yearly conferences that concentrates on hacking prevention, incident handling, forensics and post-event public relations with presentions delivered by recognized experts. There will also be Cybersecurity skills competitions, prize giveaways and more.

2016 Michigan Cyber Security Conference

Cyber Security Event Title: 2016 Michigan Cyber Security Conference Address: Grand Rapids, Michigan Description: This conference will let you pick from three learning and training tracks: Security 101, Executive and Advanced. This years’ conference will feature presentations from leading cyber security vendors and specialists.


Cyber Security Event Title: GrrCON Address: Grand Rapids, Michigan Description: GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and engage with like minded people. We keep GrrCON small with around 1,000 attendance to allow us to provide those things other events leave out. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or a hacker of “flexible” morals you will find something for you at GrrCON.

2017 DICE User Group conference

Cyber Security Event Title: 2017 DICE User Group conference Address: Traverse Ann Arbor, Michigan Description: DICE Corporation invites you to our 2017 DICE User Group conference, where the security industry comes to collaborate and innovate. This cyber conference, which takes place in the Michigan of Michigan, is, according to the organizers: “designed for you, with four days of informative presentations, panel discussions, vendor showcases, and invaluable access to the innovators and thinkers behind DICE’s award-winning products. Whether you are new to DICE Corporation, a long-time client, or interested in how DICE can enhance your business, this user group conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with the people and technology that matters to you.

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