Hot Cyber Security Events You Simply Cannot Afford To Miss in 2017


Want to stay ahead of the game? The following list of cybersecurity events will help … and they are fun too..

Cybertech Israel  

Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel

Cybertech is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies outside of the United States. This conference, which explores many different vertical market applications, will cover many topics of interest including the following: Cyber solutions for heavy industry; IoT Advanced security solutions; and Finsec – cybersecurity for fintech.
Speakers include leading figures in the politics and cybersecurity industries, such as PM Benyamin Netanyahu, Gov. Rick Synder, Yossi Vardi, David Jones, Dr. Orna Berry and more.


Feb. 13-17, 2017

San Francisco, CA, USA

As if this conference needs an introduction. The annual RSA exhibition has dedicated conference paths that provide sessions targeted at different cybersecurity specialities, for example, the ‘Technology Infrastructure & Operations’ and ‘Mobile & IoT Security’ tracks caught our eye. Some additional new highlights for 2017 include a larger campus, options to pre-book sessions and more. Sessions that we are particularly looking forward to are “Securing the Converged Cloud” and “Survival Guide in IoThreats Era”.

InfoSec World Conference USA

April 3-5, 2017

Championsgate, FL, USA

Hear from world class speakers on topics such as:

  • IoT Security and its Impact on Your Job
  • Your Data was Breached, Now What? An Interactive Incident Response Tabletop Experience
  • Launch, Detect, Evolve: The Mutation of Malware

The event also hosts an expo featuring world class companies and products, tech update sessions and exclusive book launches with author meet-and-greets. There is an option to buy an ‘expo only’ ticket that permits you access to some sessions as well as the trade show.

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April 30 – May 3, 2017

Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA

A cybersecurity event that targets 90% of the largest financial institutions across banking, brokerage, insurance, card companies and payments processors. It boasts an attendee list of top information security executives within the financial services industry. The agenda for this year’s summit has not yet been released, past events have included sessions on topics such as, new wave destructive malware; DDoS insights; incident response; protecting your BYOD enterprise and convergence of physical and cyber security. FS-ISAC is your go-to source event in financial security.
FYI – this show has a European version (see information below: FS-ISAC Europe  – Nov. 6-9, 2017, Barcelona, Spain) and another taking place in Singapore. FS-ISAC APAC – April 3-4, 2017.


May 15 – 19, 2017

Las Vegas, NV, USA

2017 will be the 31st year of this conference that will explore ‘a year’s worth of tech insights and education in 5 days’. Don’t forget to check out the 6 specialist tracks to make sure you get the more out of this event.

Exhibitors include 100 + leading and emerging technology companies. Interop is sponsored by VMware, Cylance, Watchguard, AT&T, IBM Maas360, Zoom and more, so you know there is going to be plenty to see.  If that’s not enough, attendees are encouraged to attend happy hours and block parties.

The IoT Summit  

May 16 – 18, 2017

Santa Clara, CA, USA

The goal of this summit is to bring together leading C-level executives, analysts and solutions providers to discuss and discover the latest IoT business and technology trends. Session take various formats like round-tables and focus groups led by speakers from leading technology companies (such as HP, Nokia, Cisco, Intel and more).

Topics covered explore IoT applications and services, IoT enabling technologies, IoT architecture and standards, such as:
NFV and SDN – Building the Network of the Future
Environmental Impacts of Circuits Everywhere
Planning for a Multi Cloud Future
The Evolution of the Private Cloud

InfoSec World Conference Europe

June 5-8, 2017

London, UK

Infosecurity Europe is expecting over 13,500 visitors this year and although the 2017 agenda hasn’t yet been posted, we know that each year this conference features many sessions on NAC. Watch this space!

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Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

June 15 – 17, 2017

National Harbor, MD, USA

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2017 is targeted at attendees in top CIO and CSO roles. The agenda for this year’s summit has not yet been published but we recommend taking a look at last year’s timetable, to help you prepare. We believe the format will be the same, so do not forget to check out the specialized tracks: CISO program, IT security, security architecture, BCM, risk management and compliance and the security marketplace. We are looking forward to hearing from Gartner’s top management and leading analysts.
Among the exhibiting companies are IBM, Thales, Cylance, Varonis, Symantec, HP enterprise, Verizon, Sentinel, AT&T.
July 22 – 27, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
While full information isn’t yet available on BlackHat USA 2017, you can watch presentations from past shows here. We particular recommend this video on Forensics in cloud computing, an interesting view on the possibilities of virtual machines on the cloud. For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment.
FS-ISAC Europe
Nov. 6-9, 2017
Barcelona, Spain
The European version of FS-ISAC, only second to the United States, has published a thumbnail of its agenda. Take a peak at:
Reducing Your Attack Surface: Detect and Manage Web Components,Third-Party Software and Shadow IT
Phishing Mitigation – No Size Fits All
How a DDoS Attack Catapulted ING Bank’s Threat Intel Capabilities – A Case Study
Session descriptions can be found here.

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Portnox will have a presence at the leading cybersecurity events throughout 2017. Contact us to schedule a meeting with Portnox at one of these shows to discuss your network access control needs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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