‘Can’t Miss’ InfoSec Events for Summer ’17

Information security is one of the most important areas in enterprise IT today, and it’s only becoming more prominent as large-scale breaches of corporate networks continue to shake consumer trust and incite ever-increasing government regulation.  Worldwide spending on information security grew 7.9% to $81.6 billion in 2016, according to IT research and analysis firm Gartner, Inc.,  and there’s no sign of a spending slowdown in 2017.

But Enterprise information security is changing fast— from SIEM to big data security analytics, IAM to IDaaS— it can all get a little dizzying. Fail to keep up with the latest trends and techniques and you could leave your corporate network and information dangerously exposed.

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 InfoSec conferences and events for Summer 2017. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, then these should be your go-to, must-attend events, so check them out.

InfoSecurity Europe 2017

Date: June 6-8

Location: Olympia, London, UK

Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

Infosecurity Europe is  is Europe’s number one information security event, featuring a large and comprehensive education program, and over 315 exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of products and services to 12,000 visitors. The 21st edition of the event will take place at Olympia in London, 6-8 June 2017.

Learn more here. 

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2017

Date: June 12-15

Location: National Harbor, MD

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Tom Scholtz, Vice President and Gartner Fellow; Paul Proctor, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Roberta Witty, Vice President

Gartner is the biggest name in enterprise IT analysts, and their  summits live up to that reputation. Gartner Security and Risk Managment 2017 provides you with best practices and strategies so you can maintain cost-effective security and risk programs in order to support digital business and drive enterprise success. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles:  CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, CROs, CPOs and their teams, business continuity and IT disaster recovery managers, governance, risk and compliance consultants,  network security manager, security executives and directors.

Learn more here. 

Black Hat USA 2017

Date: July 22-27

Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

Black Hat – built by and for the global InfoSec community –  is returning to Las Vegas for its 20th year. The six-day event begins with several days of intense training for security practitioners of all levels (July 22-25) followed by the two-day main event including over 100 independently selected Briefings, Business Hall, Arsenal, Pwnie Awards, and more.

Learn more here. 

BSides Las Vegas 2017

Date: July 25-26

Location: Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, NV

Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

“Our speakers don’t talk at you, they converse with you”

BSidesLV is a non-profit organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, two-day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. BSides produces a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with the Infosec field. The technical and academic presentations at BSidesLV are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced scientifically based knowledge.

Learn more here. 

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Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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