If we see a conference dedicated to women in the field, we add them because just like the event, we encourage diversity and support women who want to pursue careers in information security.
Needless to say, DEF CON is a major event on the InfoSec event calendar. We’ve always recommended the DEF CON hacker conference as a must attend since 2013 when we first started this directory. FYI, we published a post a while back relating to other Hacker Conferences in the US, UK India and Israel which you might find of interest.
Black Hat and DEF CON used to be the same organization and were both founded by Jeff Moss. DEF CON is still more of a HackerCon whilst Black Hat went a bit more corporate, but, having said that Black Hat USA, Europe, and Asia are must-attend events for any serious Cybersecurity Practioner. We’ve always listed Black Hat events are “recommended”.
Strictly speaking, this is not an Information Security Conference like the others in our directory but we think it is worthy of being recommended owing to its longevity. This event, like many other InfoSec Events, takes place in Las Vegas
Interop is not any other conference, if you’re tired of of events pushing their own agenda, this is where where you’ll get an objective IT perspective. This is a great conference because every year, the agenda is built from scratch and not recycled every succeeding year. Discover new strategies, products and services, and hear from peers experiencing the same challenges and issues you are. The lessons learned at Interop are REAL and can be applied immediately.