The 7 Top Cybersecurity Conferences for 2022

While there are many more cybersecurity tradeshows events and gatherings these are my seven favorites for 2022 in that they all have a unique atmosphere and always great content.   Here they are in alphabetic order:

Blackhat USA 2022

Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Dates: August 6-11, 2022
Format: In-Person and Virtual
Gary’s take: This is the INFOSEC “big top”, must attend, comprehensive and sometimes overwhelming in a good way (“that went by too fast…”)

CISO Conferences 2022

Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: October 27-28, 2022
Format: Exclusively In-Person
Gary’s take: Where the Top 100 CISOs in the World gather to polish their skills each year and meet the most innovative infosec solution providers.

Defcon 2022

Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Dates: August 11-14, 2022
Format: In-Person and Online
Gary’s take: This is the ‘break all things on the TCP/IP stack’ conference of the year. Burner devices, lock picking gear and aluminum foil actually come in handy here. Assume you’re being exploited at all times a this amazing hacker gathering.

Infosecurity Europe 2022

Location: London, UK
Dates: June 21 – 23, 2022
Format: Hybrid Event
Gary’s take: One of the largest, most comprehensive UK/EU infosec conferences in the world. Very enjoyable – great speakers and a significantly large expo event.

KB4Con 2022

Location: Orlando, FL | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Dates: April 20-22, 2022
Format: In-Person
Gary’s take: Brilliant speakers, great networking

RSA Conference 2022

Location: San Francisco, USA
Dates: June 6– 9, 2022
Format: In-Person and Digital Pass
Gary’s take: This is the INFOSEC “big top”, must attend, comprehensive and sometimes overwhelming in a good way (“that went by too fast…”)

Security BSides 2022

Location: All over the world
Dates: Too many to list
Format: In-Person and Virtual
Gary’s take: Fantastic gatherings around the globe. So far, there have been 715 BSides events around the world, hosted in 197 cities spanning 55 countries.

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Gary S. Miliefsky, fmDHS, CISSP
Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine
Chairman & CEO, Cyber Defense Media Group

Gary Miliefsky is an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security, served on the National Information Security Group and served on the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program. He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University. Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, WatchGuard, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Gary is a member of and is a CISSP®.  He also helped enhance the original FTP protocol (RFC959) under DARPA funded research among many prolific projects.  He has been a keynote speaker in over 40 countries.  Gary is a non-partisan inclusive executive running a carbon-negative media company.

The 7 Top Cybersecurity Conferences for 2022

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