Top 38 US Cybersecurity Conferences to Participate in 2021!

Amid the pandemic, the world has become far more digitally connected – and vulnerable – than ever. While organizations increasingly embraced remote work culture, cybercriminals undoubtedly exploited digital vulnerabilities to carry out potential cyberattacks.

Cybercriminals are leveraging the latest technology trends and innovations to launch more sophisticated and targeted phishing and malware attacks that inflict enterprise-wide damage. In order to prevent these cyberattacks, the Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams must revise and upgrade their cybersecurity practices, plans, and strategies on par with the latest security trends.

And, cybersecurity conferences are the best place to learn and stay abreast of all the latest trends and concepts in security.

Here are some of the best IT Security, Information Security, and Cyber Security conferences in the US in 2021. Regardless of your role in IT security or goal, there a host of security conferences to choose from, as per your interests.

2021’s Top 38 Cybersecurity Conferences in the US

Top 38 US Cybersecurity Conferences to Participate in 2021!

1) KB4-CON 2021

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  • Date: April 19-20, 2021
  • Venue: Orlando, FL (Virtual)
  • Fee: TBA

KB4-CON 2021 is the fourth annual KB4-CON user conference. This highly engaging, cybersecurity-focused virtual conference brings together CISOs, infosec professionals, and security awareness training program administrators.

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2) CODASPY 2021

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  • Date: April 26-28, 2021
  • Venue: Virtual

CODASPY 2021 is the 11th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. This event will be virtual; however, the conference will include an optional in-person component in the USA. It provides a dedicated platform for high-quality research and fosters a community with a focus on cybersecurity.

3) IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021

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  • Date: April 27-28, 2021
  • Venue: Washington, DC (Virtual)

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021 is the world’s most popular privacy and data protection conference focused on international topics, policies, and strategies. The global event features expert speakers, top-level regulators, authors, and academics, and delivers insightful content, unmatched networking opportunities.

The sessions include discussions on a wide range of security topics, including consumer privacy, privacy-enhancing tech, policy and governance, employee privacy, ethics, data breaches, CCPA and US law, and GDPR enforcement.

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4) Tech Talk Live

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  • Date: May 3-5, 2021
  • Venue: Lancaster, PA

Tech Talk Live is the only technology conference in Pennsylvania that focuses on the day-to-day security issues that IT professionals face in the educational environment.

5) Secure360 2021

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  • Date: May 11-12, 2021
  • Venue: Prior Lake, MN (Virtual)

With the theme ‘Securing Our Ever-Changing World,’ Secure360 2021 brings high-quality programs to a broader audience. It features discussions on various security topics, including DevSecOps, malicious social engineering, organizational response to extortion ware, incident response planning, and cybersecurity resilience.

6) RSA Conference 2021

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  • Date: May 17-20, 2021
  • Venue: San Francisco, CA (Virtual)
  • Fee: USD 75 – 795

Resilience as this year’s theme, RSA Conference 2021 enables you to gain actionable insights from hundreds of sessions, collaborate and share different perspectives with peers that will spark new approaches, and see the latest innovations.

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7) NolaCon 2021

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  • Date: May 21-23, 2021
  • Venue: New Orleans, LA
  • Fee: USD 175

NolaCon is an information security and hacker conference that brings together security professionals and enthusiasts. The sessions include discussions on various information security needs, including malware, exploits, vulnerabilities, social engineering, and forensics. The conference offers training as well exciting and inventive talks and workshops.

8) IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

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  • Date: May 23-27, 2021
  • Venue: San Francisco, CA

The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy is the premier conference for computer security research, presenting the latest developments in security and bringing together experts and practitioners.

The event will feature discussions on a wide range of topics, including application security, authentication, cloud security, distributed systems security, embedded systems security, intrusion detection and prevention, ML and AI security, network security, protocol security, and web security. The 2021 event will mark the 42nd annual meeting of this flagship conference.

9) GovSummit 2021

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  • Date: June 8-9, 2021
  • Venue: Washington, D.C.

Hosted annually by the Security Industry Association, GovSummit is the government security conference that brings together government security leaders and private industry technologists. The event enables education on security topics affecting federal, state, and even local agencies and sharing top-quality information.

The two-day conference includes sessions on security technology procurement strategies, infrastructure protection technology, evolving federal acquisition priorities, identity management, access control policies, cybersecurity, and school security.

10) Regulatory Compliance Conference

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  • Date: June 13-16, 2021
  • Venue: San Diego, CA

The conference is a one-stop-shop to discuss the most pressing issues in compliance programs. It brings together leading experts, top risk-based thinkers, banking peers, and Washington insiders to learn and discuss enhancing and strengthening compliance programs.

11) West 2021

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  • Date: June 29-30, 2021
  • Venue: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Fee: TBA

West 2021 is the most premier naval conference and exposition in the West Coast that brings military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the US Naval Institute, the event features discussions among the Chief of Naval Operations, the Marine Corps Commandant, and Coast Guard Commandant.

It enables attendees to learn and network while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies, and state-of-the-art networking capabilities.

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12) International Conference on Cyber Security 2021

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  • Date: July 19-22, 2021
  • Venue: New York, NY
  • Fee: USD 995

International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) 2021 will be the ninth annual event hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fordham University. It features more than 60 distinguished speakers from the government, the private sector, and academia.

The global conference brings together the international leaders in cyber threat analysis, operations, research, and law enforcement to discuss and share their efforts to create a more secure world.

13) BLACK HAT USA 2021

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  • Date: July 31-August 5, 2021
  • Venue: Las Vegas, NV (Virtual)

Black Hat 2021 is an annual information security conference that provides a friendly, vendor-neutral platform for security professionals to learn and share the latest information security risks, research, and trends.

14) Blue Team Con

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  • Date: August 28-29, 2021
  • Venue: Chicago, IL

Blue Team Con is an information security event for security professionals and experts. It features discussions on governance, risk, compliance, application security development, and more.

15) WiCyS 2021

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  • Date: September 8-10, 2021
  • Venue: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Fee: TBA

WiCyS is a flagship conference for women in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and faculty. The event helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women in cybersecurity. It will create a community of engagement, encouragement, and support for women in cybersecurity.

16) National Cyber Summit 2021

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  • Date: September 28-30, 2021
  • Venue: Huntsville, AL
  • Fee: USD 15 – 610

National Cyber Summit is one of the most innovative cybersecurity technology conferences in the USA. It offers unique educational, collaborative, and workforce development opportunities for industry experts and rising leaders with diverse focus-areas, premier speakers, and unmatched accessibility. The event’s vision for 2021 is Educate, Collaborate, and Innovate.

17) Cyber Defense Summit 2021

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  • Date: October 4-8, 2021
  • Venue: TBD

Cyber Defense Summit is a premier global conference that creates a platform for learning, sharing, and gaining insights on security issues impacting how people live, work, and stay connected. It brings together the world’s leading security experts, government officials, and executives from various industries to address the challenges of today’s threats and tomorrow’s risks.

18) THOTCON 2021

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  • Date: October 8-9, 2021
  • Venue: Chicago, IL

THOTCON 2021 is the eleventh annual hacking conference in Chicago. This is a non-profit, non-commercial program looking to bring together IT security professionals on a limited budget.

19) IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021

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  • Date: October 21-22, 2021
  • Venue: San Diego

P.S.R. 2021 is a premier conference that brings together the privacy and information security worlds. It collaborates with regulators, thought leaders, practitioners, and those looking to expand their network and better incorporate privacy and data security practices into their business operations.

The event features discussions on privacy and security topics, including privacy program management, privacy breach preparedness, privacy impact assessments, mobile location analytics, vendor risk management, dark web risks, data source screening, and data ethics.

20) Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) 2021

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  • Date: November 5-7, 2021
  • Venue: Dayton, OH

3CS is a premier academic conference focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges. It focuses on introducing the latest technologies, best practices, curricula products, and more in cybersecurity.

Some other prominent cybersecurity conferences in the US are: Conference Name Date Location
21 SANS Cybersecurity Summits February -June 2021 Virtual
22 Ai4 2021 February 3-4, 2021 Virtual
23 Cyber Security Digital Summit for Threat Intelligence 2021 March 16-17, 2021 Virtual
24 Cyber Security and Cloud Expo March 17-18, 2021 Virtual
25 RDAAPS 2021 May 2021 Hamilton, ON
26 The Diana Initiative July 16-17, 2021 Las Vegas, NV
27 Midwest Cybertech July 21-22, 2021 MIDWEST, IN
28 DEF CON 29 August 5-8, 2021 Las Vegas, NV
29 USENIX Security Symposium August 11-13, 2021 Vancouver, B.C.
30 GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference September 16-17, 2021 TBD
31 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit September 20 – 22, 2021 Orlando, FL
32 GSX 2021 September 27-29, 2021 Orlando, FL
33 InfoSec World 2021 September 27-29, 2021 Lake Buena Vista, FL
34 SecureWorldExpo October 14, 2021 Texas
35 Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conference October 25-27, 2021 San Diego, CA
36 API Cybersecurity Conference November 9-10, 2021 The Woodlands, TX
37 FutureCon Multiple Multiple
38 BSides Security Multiple Virtual

So, cybersecurity professionals, experts, and enthusiasts mark your calendars and save the dates!

Register, Engage, Learn, Inspire, Share, and Stay Secure!