List of Cyber Security (IT Security) Hacker Conferences in Arlington, Virginia, USA

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

What is this post about?

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

Is this pages relating to hacker conferences taking place in Arlington 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 Arlington, Virginia. 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 Arlington 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 Virginia-specific Virginia newsletter! For other cities that we list cyber events and hacker conferences taking place in Virginia 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 Northern VA Local Chapter

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Background to this event
The original founding of this group was in 2004 as the DC Chapter. It has now grown to be its own, with meetings held every first Thursday of the month. The OWASP Northern VA Local Chapter meetings are FREE and OPEN to anyone interested in learning more about application security. They encourage individuals to provide knowledge transfer via hands-on training and presentations of specific OWASP projects and research topics and sharing SDLC knowledge. OWASP Northern Virginia has almost 1000 members with a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

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#2 ISSA – NoVA Chapter

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Background to this event
This groups meets every third Thursday. The Information Systems Security Association Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA), chartered in August 2002, represents one of the fastest-growing technology corridors in the nation. As of March 2006, we have more than 500 active members in the Chapter. ISSA-NOVA’s Chapter headquarters are in Reston, Virginia, with membership open to Information Security (IS) professionals living within a 100-mile radius – including those who would like dual membership in our Chapter and in our sister Chapters in Baltimore, MD or the Washington, DC Metro area.

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#3 Northern Virginia AITP

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Background to this event
AITP offers opportunities for Information Technology (IT) leadership and education through partnerships with industry, government and academia. AITP provides quality IT related education, information on relevant IT issues and forums for networking with experienced peers and other IT professionals. 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, Virginia and federal governments; hospitals; and beyond.


#4 NoVAH!

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Background to this event
Also known as the Northern Virginia DC Area Infosec Group. They meet every second Monday. There’s a lot of interesting video up in their site so do check it out. Participation is mandatory for continued membership in the group. This means that to retain a subscription to the mailing list, you must contribute to the group in some form. The way to contribute is by attending the meetings and speaking about what you’re working on, what your up to, etc with a prevision for special cases where participation in discussions on the mailing list are accepted on a case, by case basis.


#5 hack.rva

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Background to this event
A young Richmond hackerspace that has meets every Thursday. HackRVA is a member run and organized nonprofit makerspace located in Richmond, Virginia. They provide space, tools, community, and learning opportunities for HackRVA members.


#6 Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference

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Background to this event
Topics addressed will cover changes to regulations including the new FDA pre-market and post-market guidance, as well as practical insight into industry operations and practical steps towards compliant and efficient cybersecurity. Case study sessions by professional hackers will also provide a unique point of view, focusing on customer risks. Throughout the program, presenters will share best practices, engaging the audience to discuss the development of a robust cybersecurity plan where organizations can support the shared goal of working safely and effectively with connected device products.

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#7 Suits and Spooks

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Background to this event
Suits and Spooks is a one of a kind, limited attendance cyber security event owned by Taia Global and founded in 2011. Every event draws decision makers and thought leaders from the private, public, defense, intelligence sectors and law enforcement and who come to have knowledge about and discuss some of the key security challenges which face our digitally connected nation and world.

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#8 SANS Threat Intelligence 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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