The best way to learn new things and get into the InfoSec world is attending Security and Hacker Conferences. You can meet lot of security Experts and Black Hat hackers.
Here is a list of International IT Security and Hacker conferences with a short description about the conference.
DEFCON Hacking Conference:DEF CON, one of the worlds largest and longest running hacking conferences, celebrates it's 20th year with an energetic and appropriately themed compilation, entitled "XX". Founder and head of the conference Jeff Moss, also known as Dark Tangent, tasked DEF CON "goon" and Muti Music artist Great Scott with curating the talent filled track selections; acknowledging that music can be pure hacker fuel.
*EHN is official media partner of DefCon India
Black Hat hacker conference::The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world - from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow's information security landscape.
Nullcon :The nullcon conference is a unique platform for security companies/evangelists to showcase their research and technology. Nullcon hosts Prototype, Exhibition, Trainings, Free Workshops, null Job Fair at the conference. It is an integrated and structured platform which caters to the needs of IT Security industry at large in a comprehensive way.
*E Hacking News(EHN) is official media partner of Nullcon
ClubHack:ClubHack is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT initiative to bring security awareness in common people who use computers and internet in their daily life. It’s a member driven open community to make cyber security a common sense. The phenomenal growth of the Internet economy has led to a sharp increase in computer crimes and hacking incidents. ClubHack aims at making technology users aware of the risks associated with cyber transactions as well as the security measures.
*E Hacking News(EHN) is official media partner of ClubHack
C0C0N :c0c0n, previously known as Cyber Safe, is an annual event conducted as part of the International Information Security Day.
c0c0n is aimed at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. It also aims to provide a hand-shaking platform for various corporate, government organizations including the various investigation agencies, academia, research organizations and other industry leaders and players for better co-ordination in making the cyber world a better and safe place to be. It will also serve as a platform to devise strategies to prevent cyber crimes against women.
X.25 Ethical Hacking Conference :X.25 Ethical Hacking Conferences is performed every year in Mexico and one of the busiest in terms of computer security issues.
*E Hacking News(EHN) is official media partner of ClubHack
Intelligence-SecIntelligence-Sec is a fully integrated Conferences and Exhibitions Company managing and producing topical events for the security industry. All our global events are well researched and discussed with industry experts. Intelligence-Sec's main objective is to ensure that all attendees gain the best value for money when they participate in one of our events.
The Hacker Halted APAC event annually gathers around 500 individuals; this consists of everyone, from ethical hackers to key C-level executives from corporates, government bodies and solution seekers.
The event is aimed at providing the opportunity to CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CFOs, Senior IT Professionals and all other decision makers to assess the best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security.
OWASP AppSec ConferenceOWASP AppSec conferences bring together industry, government, security researchers, and practitioners to discuss the state of the art in application security. This series was launched in the United States in 2004 and Europe in 2005. Global AppSec conferences are held annually in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Additionally, regional events are held in locations such as Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Israel, and Washington D.C. Presentations and videos are generally posted several months after each conference.
ISWecInfosecurity World is an annual exhibition and conference dedicated to Asia Pacific information security marketplace. The event showcases latest innovation, products and services from established to emerging brands.
ShmooConShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It and Bring It On.
Hackinthebox:Asia’s largest network security conference held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and more recently the Middle East.
NOTACONNot quite sure what hacker cons are really about? Do you like building and creating stuff? Are you tired of infosec focused conferences? Do you want to have fun while actively learning about cool stuff and meeting awesome people? NOTACON is the conference for you! No degree in computer science, nor job in IT is required to have a great time at Notacon. In fact, we believe some of the best hacks occur in areas outside of technology altogether.
CONFidence is an annual IT security conference that will take place on 23-24th May, 2012 in Krakow, Poland for the 10th time! The best speakers, latest issues, laid-back atmosphere and Krakow crazy night life – that is why CONFidence has become a meeting point of hackers’ community in Europe.
BruCONBruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society. Organized in Belgium, BruCON offers a high quality line up of speakers, security challenges and interesting workshops. BruCON is a conference by and for the security and hacker(*) community.
MalConMALCON is a premier international technology security conference focusing exclusively on proactive malware research and analysis. MalCon is a part of Information Sharing and Analysis Center, in support with the Government of India.
AthConAthCon is an annual, European two-day conference targeting particular areas of information security. It’s aim: to bring leading information security experts together. Attacking techniques of exploitation and various forms of penetration testing have become an important component of any organisation. This conference aims to provide a venue for understanding the ever evolving changes as well as new threats.
DerbyCon :This is the place where security professionals from all over the world come to hang out. DerbyCon 3.0 will be held September 25-29th, 2013. DerbyCon 2012 pulled in over 1,100 people with an amazing speaker lineup and a family-like feel. We’ve listened to your feedback and plan on making this conference even better. Our goal is to keep it around the same size and maintain a close-knit conference where we all come together to learn and share ideas
ekopartyElectronic Knock Out Party - Security Conference, is the annual computer security, for its unique features and its particular style, has become a benchmark for all of Latin America.
GrrCONGrrCON is an information security and hacking conference being held in the Midwest. This conference was put together to provide the Midwest regional information security community with a venue to come together and share ideas, information, solutions, forge relationships, and most importantly engage with like minded people in a fun atmosphere. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, security industry professional, student, or a hacker of “flexible” morals you will find something for you at GrrCON.
T2 Infosec conference
t2 was born at a time when there was a need for a conference that was “from hacker to hacker” when there was not one single independent, technically oriented, information security conference in Finland in existence.
The mission of t2 has remained the same from its commencement, to be an annual conference dedicated to those who are interested in the technical aspects of information security. t2 offers the opportunity to publish new research and ideas as well as networking, the latter an elemental part of its ideology.
DefCampDefCamp is a national initiative dedicated to developing the skills of the young passionate by computer security, by creating a stimulating offline environment which allows offline and online exchange of knowledge between underground security specialists, academic and corporate entities in Romania. DefCamp is focusing on presenting technical information related to the security and insecurity of both virtual and real environment.
The idea of DefCamp came out in March 2011, after some informal discussions between more computer security addicts from Romania, passionate about various INFOSEC topics
ROOTCON is an annual Hacker Conference and Information Security gathering held in the Philippines and was founded by Dax Labrador a.k.a semprix. The conferences aims to share best practices and technologies through talks by qualified speakers and demos of exciting stuff (hacks, tools, tips, disclosures, cyber warfare, cyber espionage, etc). ROOTCON is open to everyone and that previous participants have included InfoSec personnel, developers, programmers, engineers, hackers, businessmen, students, lawyers, feds, and the like.
ACSAC(Annual Computer Security Applications Conference):ACSAC has a tradition of bringing together security professionals from academia, government and industry who are interested in applied security. It is an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers in information system security meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences. Started in 1984, the conference has grown over the years to achieve worldwide attendance and recognition for the high quality of its presentations, discussions, and interactions.
Blue Hat Microsoft Hacker Conference:
An event that is intended to open communication between Microsoft engineers and hackers is called Blue Hat Microsoft Hacker Conference. The event has led to both mutual understanding as well as the occasional confrontation.
The DeepSec IDSC is an annual European two-day in-depth conference on computer, network, and application security.
CarolinaConCarolinaCon is an annual conference in North Carolina that is dedicated to sharing knowledge about technology, security and information rights. CarolinaCon also serves to enhance the local and international awareness of current technology related issues and developments. CarolinaCon also strives to mix in enough entertainment and side contests/challenges to make for a truly fun event.
GreHack is a non profit Security Conference (during day) and an Ethical Hacking Contest - aka CTF - (during night).
Hack.lu is an open convention/conference where people can discuss about computer security, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implication on society.
The world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking
RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
SOURCE is a computer security conference in Boston, Seattle, and Barcelona that offers education in both the business and technical aspects of the security industry.
TROOPERS IT Security Conference:
Annual international IT Security event with workshops held in Heidelberg
The HackMiami ConferenceThe HackMiami Hackers Conference seeks to bring together the brightest minds within the information security industry and the digital underground.
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