List of Cyber Security (IT Security) Hacker Conferences in Austin, Texas, USA

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

What is this post about?

We take a look at cybersecurity conferences taking place in cities like Austin in the state of Texas.

Is this pages relating to hacker conferences taking place in Austin 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 Austin, Texas. 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 Austin 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 Texas-specific Texas newsletter! For other cities that we list cyber events and hacker conferences taking place in Texas 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 Austin 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. The OWASP Foundation came online on December 1st 2001 it was established as a not-for-profit charitable organization in the United Texass on April 21, 2004 to ensure the ongoing availability and support for our work at OWASP. OWASP is an international organization and the OWASP Foundation supports OWASP efforts around the world. OWASP is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security.


#2 Austin ISSA

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Background to this event
The monthly meetings of this ISSA chapter are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at their new location at the Microsoft Technology Center. The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

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#3 ISACA – Austin Chapter

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Background to this event
This chapter is the base for over 200 ISACA members in Austin. Its aim is to sponsor local educational programs, seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and further promote and elevate the visibility of the information systems audit, control and security profession.


#4 InfraGard Central Texas Members Alliance

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Background to this event
InfraGard is a non-profit organization and relies on contributions from its members. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, Texas and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

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#5 AITP Austin

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A focal point of the Austin IT community, this chapter has been serving the Central Texas professional scene since 1954. 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. Our members are found in every facet of society as well. They’re in colleges and universities; banking; industry; retail; the armed forces; local, Texas and federal governments; hospitals; and beyond.

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#6 Austin 2600

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Background to this event
Meets every first Friday of the Month at SpiderHouse. Their website is awesome, by the way. The activities of the group includes capture the flag hacking competitions, programming competitions, general hackistry, discussion and a lot more.

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#7 ATX Hackerspace

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This space has a great motto: “Make a difference , be excellent to each other.” Participate in some awesome workshops and projects at their site. They are doing a collaborative industrial workshop full of people who love to learn and make things!

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#8 BSides Austin

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BSides Austin is a volunteer-run information security unconference. Our programming focuses on high-quality content, and our smaller, more intimate networking atmosphere fosters strong audience participation and overall group interaction. The very first BSides in Austin was organized in 2010 by Jack Daniel and Ben Tomhave. This was the fourth BSides ever to be held, and it had about 30 attendees. In 2011, Michael Gough stepped up and took over organization of our local event. Even as he continued to manage the BSides Austin events through 2015, Michael also helped kick off BSides Texas in 2012, and was heavily involved in BSides throughout Texas (including Dallas, San Antonio and Houston). BSides Austin has grown in that short time into a two-day event with around 300 participants. Our goal is to continue providing a fantastic event with great content and training for the information security community.

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#9 InfoSec Southwest 2017

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ISSW was established from the local hacker community collectively wanting to have an Infosec conference in Austin. Our objective was to make a venue to host the most enlightening, unique, and emerging subjects in information security. Over the years, ISSW has developed and facilitated numerous lectures and events. Team up with and go head to head against your fellow attendees to compete in our Capture the Flag challenge, try your abilities in the Project Mayhem scavenger hunt, or partake in our turbo-talks, where anyone can add to the collaborative learning of the community.

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#10 SANS Pen Test Austin

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SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.

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#11 Data Connectors Austin Tech-Security Information Security Conference

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Background to this event
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.

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#12 SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit

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Background to this event
SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.

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#13 SANS San Antonio

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SANS offer some of the best cyber security training events that you can attend.

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#14 CyberTexas Conference

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Background to this event
CyberTexas was established to provide expanded access to security developments and resources located in Texas; provide an ongoing platform for the education and skill development of cyber professionals & job creation and build strong relationships with other U.S. and International geographies focused on cyber ecosystem development.

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#15 LASCON

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The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other Texas and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the Texas of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, andtechnology advancements. The twitter handle for the event is @LASCONATX

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