What are the Top 3 Cybersecurity Events You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2022?

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Whether you are looking for the latest technical expertise or are wanting to build strategic skills to advance your career, various cybersecurity events exist to help you do both. As technology advances and cyber threats increase in sophistication, it’s becoming increasingly essential for IT professionals to stay on top of the latest developments in their area of expertise. In addition, new threats reveal themselves every day, and the right tools are required to mitigate them.  

Cybersecurity conferences provide an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge and help you stay on top of the latest threats, trends, and technology. There are also many social events at these cybersecurity conferences, which can provide excellent networking opportunities. 

The following is a comprehensive list of Cybersecurity conferences, gatherings, and events for 2022 in the U.S ranging from large, global crowds to smaller city-specific and regionally focused events. These cybersecurity events allow experts in that field to share knowledge and teach the latest cybersecurity technologies. 

Here is a list of the top 3 Cybersecurity events you should know about for 2022: 

RSA Conference

Location: San Francisco, California, and online
Event dates: June 6-9, 2022
Event website:RSA Conference

What does this conference entail? 

The RSA Conference, recently rescheduled to June 2022, is one of the most prominent summits for cybersecurity leaders in the United States. Join fellow security professionals, virtually or in person, for a week of networking with global vendors and thought leaders.  

The annual RSA Conference highlights the best and brightest minds in cybersecurity through various keynote sessions, expert panels, training courses, workshops, and expo offerings. Attendees can immerse themselves in the latest cyber trends and tools through world-class speakers, cutting-edge innovations, peer networking, and career development opportunities.  

Is this conference only available in person, or is there a virtual option? 

The RSA Conference is open both in-person and virtually. 

In-person attendee health requirements: 

Proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination (including Booster if eligible) or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test is required to attend in-person conference. 

Who should attend this conference? 

  • Chief Information Officers 
  • Chief Information Security Officers 

RSA is a pioneer in the cybersecurity space, and its conference is historically one of the most highly attended out of any other security conference. CIOs and CISOs from across the nation attend this conference to stay updated on the latest technology, trends, and threats in the cyber landscape. 

What will you learn and experience at this event? 

  • Keynote speakers. Listen to inspiring keynote speakers sharing cybersecurity developments and best practices. 
  • Breakout sessions. Attend the various breakout sessions covering the latest trends, threats, and solutions that you can apply right away. 
  • Interactive training. Engage in live tutorials and hands-on training sessions run by SANS, FAIR Institute, and (ISC)2 (Available at an additional cost) 
  • Live Expo. Explore the Expo in person or visit the RSAC Marketplace online to connect with hundreds of industry vendors and product experts to discuss your challenges and demo the latest solutions. 
  • Networking. Attend various networking opportunities to meet new people and preview solutions from multiple security organizations at the Expo. 
  • Get credits. Gain Continuing Education (CE) credits towards various associations. 

Black Hat USA 2022

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, and virtual
Event dates: August 6-11, 2022
Event website:Black Hat USA 2022

What does this conference entail? 

Black Hat is one of the world’s premier information security events, providing attendees with the latest research, developments, and trends. Black Hat inspires professionals from all career levels to encourage growth and collaboration among academics, world-class researchers, and leaders in public and private sectors.  

This U.S.-based Black Hat conference enters its 25th year of training to connect cybersecurity professionals from around the country and the world. In addition, Black Hat hosts events globally throughout the year. For more information on other international events, click here

In-person attendee health requirements: 

See Health and safety section for Black Hat USA-Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Who should attend this conference? 

  • Chief Information Officers 
  • Chief Information Security Officers 
  • Cybersecurity professionals 
  • Cybersecurity researchers 

Black Hat USA 2022 is a fantastic event for the technical professional looking to understand threat trends and strengthen professional networking across the public and private sectors. 

What will you learn and experience at this event? 

  • Black Hat Briefings. Leading security researchers worldwide take the stage each year to share their latest work and findings on various topics. 
  • Training. Experts from around the globe, both in-person and virtually, provide opportunities for firsthand technical skill-building to offensive and defensive hackers of all levels. 
  • Business Hall. You’ll have the opportunity to network with thousands of InfoSec professionals and evaluate a broad range of security products and solutions presented by Black Hat sponsors. 
  • Special events and networking. Expand your cybersecurity network at one of the many events and parties hosted by Black Hat and its partners. 
  • Informative interviews. The Dark Reading News Desk will bring you live video interviews with conference speakers and sponsors over the event’s duration on Twitter. 
  • CISCO Summit. The Cisco Summit is an approval-only event intended to give CISOs and other Infosec executives leading-edge insight into the latest security trends, technologies, and enterprise best practices (Application required). 

(ISC)2 Security Congress

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, and online
Event dates: October 10-12, 2022
Event website:(ISC)2 Security Congress

What does this conference entail? 

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®)certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. 

The (ISC)2 Security Congress unites cybersecurity professionals to discuss the latest developments in the cyber field. In addition, the conference aims to provide educational opportunities to participants and award CPE credits to attendees. 

In-person attendee health requirements: 

The (ISC)2 Security Congress will be following local guidelines related to COVID-19. Currently, there are no special requirements in Las Vegas. (ISC)2 will continue to monitor the situation and make any adjustments as needed. 

Who should attend this conference? 

  • All cybersecurity professionals 
  • IT professionals looking to network with security professionals 

The (ISC)2 conference is an outstanding event for the up-and-coming security analyst to the seasoned cybersecurity professional. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in hot educational topics such as zero-trust, governance, and risk. Overall, the (ISC)2 conference is an excellent opportunity to collaborate, learn, and network with other like-minded individuals in this emerging industry. 

What will you learn and experience at this event? 

  • Star keynotes with marquee value. Past keynote speakers have included the former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs, NASA Mars 2020 Leader and Chief Engineer Adam Steltzner, Shark Tank co-star/investor and FUBU CEO Daymond John, and Social Engineering and Cyber Security expert Lisa Forte. This year will be sparing no expense. 
  • 100+ educational sessions on the hottest cyber topics 
  • CPE credit opportunities 
  • Exclusive (ISC)2 networking 
  • Career guidance and resources 
  • And much more! 

Watch out for new announcements on the full schedule of activities for the (ISC)2 Security Congress event throughout the year here

We, at Cooperative Systems, continually attend industry educational events to keep our skills and knowledge at the forefront. Our goal is always to be one step ahead of malicious actors and proactively remediate emerging threats. To learn more about how we might be able to help you implement the latest technology and strategies into your business, click here