Top 10 Cybersecurity Trade Shows in North America [Updated for 2024]

Everything and everyone is moving online–including criminals. Here are the best shows dedicated to fighting cyber attacks with better tech.
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As ever greater amounts of information, both trivial and personal, are digitalized, the demand for cybersecurity and protection from things like identity theft is growing higher. Not surprisingly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for information security analysts is expected to grow upwards of 33% by 2030. This makes cybersecurity trade shows important events to participate in.

And while information and networking are moving online, there is still plenty of value in connecting with like-minded people in person. Consequently, events like trade shows and exhibits are essential for building relationships with clients, investors, and other experts and professionals.

Because of this, we have taken the time to craft a list of the most important, high-quality, cybersecurity trade shows taking place this year. These shows will bring you close to some of the world’s most renowned professionals, as well as provide opportunities to network with security and IT experts.

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Here is our list of the top ten cyber security conferences.

1. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 

Dates: June 3 – 5, 2024

Location: National Harbor, MD

In terms of significance, this summit is one of the most important gatherings of security, risk management, and business continuity management leaders. At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit this year, attendees can learn about the management and leadership of the CISO Circle, risk management in the digital age, and technology & architecture in security.

Other important topics include business enablement and DEI. What’s more, BMC Software is pleased to support this event as a Silver Sponsor.

Registration link: Exhibitors | Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2024

2. SIA GovSummit 

Dates: May 21 – 22, 2024

Location: National Housing Center, Washington DC 

The SIA GovSummit brings together both government and private-sector security leaders for information sharing and education on security issues affecting federal, state, and local organizations. For example, there will be specialized courses on security technology procurement strategies, shifting federal acquisition goals, infrastructure protection technology, identity management, access control regulations, and cybersecurity. 

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3. International Space Station (ISS) North America 

Dates: January 4 – 6, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

The ISS World North America will be the largest gathering of law enforcement, defense, public safety, and homeland security professionals in the United States. The goal of this trade exhibit is to showcase new technology in the fight against drug and human trafficking, as well as online money laundering. 

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4. Cyber Security & Cloud Expo  

Dates: February 5 – 6, 2025

Location: Olympia, London 

“Exploring future technology’s security requirements.” 

The Cyber Security & Cloud Expo North America rallies essential industries worldwide for two days of top-level information and debate across five co-located events. Among the debates are subjects including Cyber Security, IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. In other words, the Cyber Security & Cloud conference agenda emphasizes the latest technological breakthroughs affecting these sectors.  

One event especially worthy to make note of is the Cyber Security Event: Emerging Tech & Regulations and Developing Security Solutions, which will feature real-life case studies and expert panel discussions. 

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5. GSX (Global Security Exchange) 

Dates: September 23 – 25, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida

The Global Security Exchange is the most important and forward-thinking security expo. Cyber, operational, and physical security professionals from the private and government sectors are joining forces with allied organizations and partners for incredible networking opportunities. 

Registration link: Global Security Exchange

6. THOTCON Conference

Dates: May 2025

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The 2021 THOTCON will take place as a non-profit and non-commercial event. Because of its secrecy, the location of this two-day conference is kept secret, being revealed just weeks before the event. 

THOTCON is a low-cost, high-quality expo that is regarded as one of the top information security conferences in the world. As part of the conference, you’ll gain access to longer workshops, full-length speeches, shorter turbo talks, and villages. To sum up, if you’re a hacker or a member of the local hacking community, the THOTCON 2021 conference could be the place for you. 

Registration link: THOTCON – Chicago’s Hacking Conference

7. The IANS Toronto Virtual Information Security Forum   

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario  

IANS is a conference for information security experts from various businesses to discuss specific topics, share insights, and network with their peers. During this one-day event, expect breakout discussions with IANS academics, highlight speakers on emerging technologies, and the opportunity to network with your peers.

The material of the IANS Forum is focused on the overall security function. Among the attendees are CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

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8. World of Information Security 

Dates: September 23 – 25, 2024

Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The InfoSec World is a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers and security professionals from all over the world. In addition, the business of security conference will be celebrating its 26th year! Top-notch conferences, seminars, e-learning workshops, executive programs, and in-house training sessions are the main attractions that have sustained this event through the years.

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9. API Cybersecurity Conference For The Oil & Natural Gas Industry

Dates: November 12 – 13, 2023

Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Houston, Texas 

This will be the 14th annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo. It’s a tried and tested show that has performed time and again. So, you can expect to discover new strategies for using the latest technologies to prevent cyber espionage.

Registration link: 19th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry – American Petroleum Institute Events

10. International Security Conference (ICS) East

Dates: November 19 – 21, 2024

Where: New York City, New York

If you live along the East coast, then ICS East is a convenient security conference to attend. However, you shouldn’t feel left out if you live along the West coast, because there’s the ICS West! Both conferences unite security and public safety technology experts for exchanging ideas.  

Registration link: ISC East

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Keeping up with latest developments is key to maintaining an advantage in business. With so many new advances and inventions, it’s important to learn from others in the same profession.

The Trade Group specializes in exhibits and trade shows, and we are able to support all your needs, including booth design, set-up, and walking you through everything you need in order to have success in reaching people with your vision. To learn more about the upcoming trade shows and events, please visit us online.

By Robin Barhydt, Senior Account Executive

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