List of Cyber Security (IT Security) Hacker Conferences in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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

What is this post about?

We take a look at cybersecurity conferences taking place in cities like Charlotte in the state of North Carolina.

Is this pages relating to hacker conferences taking place in Charlotte 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 Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 Charlotte 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 North Carolina-specific North Carolina newsletter! For other cities that we list cyber events and hacker conferences taking place in North Carolina 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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#1 OWASP Charlotte Local Chapter

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Background to this event
OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter Leader Handbook.

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#2 Charlotte Metro ISSA

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Charlotte ISSA promotes the education, development and growth of the charlotte information security community. The Charlotte ISSA chapter is committed to providing the Information Security professionals of Charlotte opportunities to grow both technically and professionally through training, meetings and summits.

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#3 Charlotte ISACA

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Formed in 1980, the group is 30 years strong. As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.

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#4 North Carolina InfraGard

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InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United North Carolinas. InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United North Carolinas.

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#5 AITP Charlotte Chapter

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Monthly meetings for this group are held every last Wednesday. As the industry has evolved, so has the association. Starting as the NMAA, evolving into the DPMA, and then into our current evolution in 1996 of the ASSOCIATION of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS (AITP), the association has kept pace with the changing needs and interests of our members. AITP members span every level of the IT industry from mainframe systems, to micro systems, to PC based LAN and WAN systems, to virtual systems and the internet. AITP has special niches created that cater to the special interests of our members.

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#6 North Carolina 2600

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Meetings held the first friday of every month. 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.


#7 Hackerspace Charlotte

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Founded last September, this space meets every Tuesday with some great ideas. Hackerspace Charlotte is a 501C3 organization where people with common interests in computers, technology, or digital/electronic art can meet, socialize and collaborate. We are viewed as an open community lab incorporating elements of a machine shop, workshop, classroom, and studio where all kinds of hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make cool things. Our organization is a collection of people with a wide range of backgrounds, including engineering, information security, interdisciplinary art, computer science, music, woodworking, philosophy, and corporate management. Our group thrives on the motto: “Making cool stuff with technology.”

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#8 Data Connectors Charlotte Tech-Security Information Security Conference

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Data Connectors in a cyber security networking event. Many of their events are valid for CEU credits.

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#9 SecureWorld Charlotte

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SecureWorld gatherings give bigger resources and facilitate more connections than any other cybersecurity event in North America. 14 regional events prepare and move IT experts on the front lines. Beyond events, SecureWorld Media is a leading source of cybersecurity content which includes breaking industry news, unique articles and research, web meetings, and training courses.

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#10 CarolinaCon

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Started in 2005, CarolinaCon has been held annually since. With every passing year event keeps on developing pull in more participants and speakers. As has always been, CarolinaCon is assembled and run by an all-volunteer staff. CarolinaCon is organized “The Carolina Group” which is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the local and worldwide communities about technology, network, information, computer security and information rights.

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#11 18th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

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UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) will host its 18th annual Cyber Security Symposium on the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. What has become the premier security conference in the region will again feature expert guest speakers from around the country who will address the latest issues surrounding cyber crime and what is being done to combat this ever-increasing global problem.

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#12 Triangle InfoSec Con

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Aside from the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge, this year’s event will feature presentations, activities and workshops for all ages.

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#13 Retr3at

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This year’s conference is designed for business, non-profit, and education experts looking to strengthen the cybersecurity of their company through Assessment, Action and awareness.

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#14 SANS Charlotte 2017

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SANS events offer excellent training by highly experienced cybersecurity professionals. Their training courses have a reputation for being some of the best in the world.

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