Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is one of the most important areas in information security today, and it’s changing quickly. From SEM to SIM, and now SIEM — it can all get a little dizzying.
Here at Solutions Review, we do our best to provide IT professionals with the top SIEM best practices, news and buyer’s guides, but sometimes you need a little extra push, the kind you can only get in person.
We understand, and that’s why we’ve created this list of the top SIEM conferences and events for Fall 2015. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, then these should be your go-to events, so check them out:
Gartner Catalyst Conference
Date: Sept 16-17, 2015
Location: London, UK
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Gartner VPs and Analysts
The Catalyst Conference is the must-attend event of the year for technical professionals tasked with developing and executing on a strategy to leverage big data to drive operational effectiveness, competitive advantage, and security. At Catalyst, attendees get the technical advice they need to use big data to advance CIO priorities and elevate the organizations’ digital capabilities.
In 2 intensive days of deep dive, technical sessions, analyst predictions and peer-to-peer interaction, you’ll acquire the strategic insight and actionable next steps you need to successfully scale and secure data within your enterprise.
Splunk .conf 2015
Date: Sept 19-21, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Splunk Executives and partner brands
The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference is the premier opportunity for users of the big data platform to learn to improve customer experience and service delivery, enhance IT performance, ship better code faster, provide timely business insights, and reach new levels of security in your organization.
Connect with 4000 Splunk enthusiasts and 65 technology partners for three days of Splunk university and 165 technical sessions across big data, IT operations, and security tracks.
Date: September 28-October 1, 2015
Location: Anaheim, CA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA
ASIS 2015 is great for those looking for a broader view of the security field in 2015. ASIS looks beyond information security to a wide range of topics including physical security, supply chain security, terrorism and industry-specific technology such as oil and gas security. Of course, information security tracks are present as well.
With more than 200 operational and information security education sessions covering the full range of issues, from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles , attending ASIS 2015 is a great way to get a broader sense of perspective on your place in the global security landscape.
BSides LA 2015
Date: October 15-16, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Notable Speaker/Vendors: TBA
The goal of BSidesLA is to mash up the local Southern California security community with the best open thinkers from around the world in the famous SecurityBSides open, interactive and community-oriented format. This is a collaborative event – for all of us, by all of us. The only thing we ask of you is to participate. Come and talk, speak up, ask questions and participate throughout the event. It is a time for all of us to learn, share and explore without judgment, and to inspire those around us.
RSA Charge 2015
Date: October 21-23, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Steely Dan Founding member and Security expert Jeffrey Baxter
RSA Charge (formerly RSA Global Summit) is an exclusive user experience that brings together and harnesses the innovative power of RSA customers, partners, and employees.
The event’s exciting and electrifying atmosphere attracts and encourages security and GRC’s industry’s best and brightest to share wisdom and experiences, celebrate successes, forecast future challenges and contribute valuable insight on the latest technologies. After experiencing an infusion of innovative ideas that inspire action, our attendees are empowered to charge forward and tackle our industry’s toughest challenges.
Black Hat Europe
Date: November 10-13, 2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA
Black Hat Conferences are perfect for those with a technical predilection. These events are famous for showcasing the latest and greatest advances in security techniques and technology, as well as exposing security flaws and vulnerabilities.
Black Hat Europe is mostly geared towards topics such as “infrastructure hacking” and “offensive IOT exploitation,” but also features some technical tracks that could be extremely useful to the Identity professional, such as courses on social engineering and network monitoring.
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