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The Best Cloud Security Conferences to Attend in 2020

Securing your cloud infrastructure is a big job. You always need to be up to date on skills, tools, and technology. To help you keep up with the latest cloud security trends, emerging threats, and best practices, Threat Stack frequently offers tips on professional development.

With that in mind, this post offers a round up of 46 cloud security conferences, grouped by quarter, so you can easily plan your schedule for 2020. (Note: Events with dates and locations yet to be determined for 2020 are grouped separately, as well as events with multiple dates and locations throughout the year.) For the most part, we’ve focused on North America — but keeping in mind that security is a global issue, of course — we’ve also included a few key events that are being held in other locations.

1. Q1 Cloud Security Conferences
2. Q2 Cloud Security Conferences
3. Q3 Cloud Security Conferences
4. Q4 Cloud Security Conferences
5. 2020 Cloud Security Conferences with Dates to be Determined
6. 2020 Cloud Security Conferences With Multiple Dates & Locations

Disclaimer: Our intent in this post is to provide information that could add to your knowledge and awareness of cloud security conferences. None of the information is intended as an endorsement or criticism of any event.

1. 1st Quarter 2020 Cloud Security Conferences

PrivSec London

@DataProtectWF
February 4 to 5, 2020
QEII Centre, London, UK

PrivSec London brings together privacy and security professionals from around the world for two days packed with discussions, talks, and learning opportunities about industry issues, challenges, and opportunities. The conference emphasizes innovation, progression, and collaboration, featuring a lineup of more than 100 widely recognized thought leaders and speakers. With five conference theaters, attendees can choose the sessions that are most valuable to them.

Cost to Attend:

  • Two-Day Conference Pass – Standard: £399
  •  Vendor Pass – Two-Day: £995

RSA Conference

@RSAConference
February 24 to 28, 2020
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

The RSA Conference (RSAC 2020) will touch on analytics intelligence and response, anti-fraud, cryptography, hackers and threats, mobile and IoT security, risk management and governance, security strategy and architecture, technology infrastructure and operations, DevSecOps and application security, and more. The 2019 event brought together more than 42,000 attendees, with more than 720 speakers across 621 sessions.

Cost to Attend:

A full conference pass ranges from $1,995 to $2,895, depending on how early you register. Discounts are available for those with a LoyaltyPlus membership, students and faculty, and government attendees.

Nullcon GOA 2020

@nullcon
March 6 to 7, 2020
Dona Paula, GOA

Nullcon brings together security practitioners, executives, business developers and VCs, vendors, career seekers and recruiters, and academia for two days of presentations by renowned security researchers, hands-on training, workshops, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • At-Conference Prices:
  • Student Pass: $81
    • Individual Conference Pass: $208
    • Corporate Conference Pass: $300
    • Training 2-Day: $739
    • Training 3-Day: $993
  • Early bird discounts available through January 31

Cloud Security Expo London 2020

@CSEGlobal
March 11 to 12, 2020
ExCel, London

In its fifth year, Cloud Security Expo London gathers users and suppliers of cloud security technology in one place. 2019 marked a record-breaking event, with more than 700 exhibitors and 21,000 visitors who came together to hear from more than 763 speakers across 30 theaters. CCSE 2020 will bring together thousands of security practitioners and IT professionals, along with visionaries and global suppliers, to “safeguard a secure digital transformation agenda.” Part of the London Tech Show, Cloud Security Expo London 2020 will be in the same location and is co-located with other events on IoT, big data, and data centers.

Cost to Attend: Free

Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo Global

@CyberSec_Expo
March 17 to 18, 2020
Olympia, London

The fifth Cyber Security & Cloud Expo is co-located with a number of other industry events, including IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo, 5G Expo, and Blockchain Expo, allowing attendees to engage in a variety of experiences and learn about the future of several convergent technologies in one place. The event attracts more than 9,000 attendees with an agenda focused on the prominent issues facing CISOs and security professionals today. At the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, attendees can also explore innovative developments in security solutions.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Price (on March 17, 2020):
    • Expo: Free
    • CS & Cloud Material: £129
    • Expo Plus Pass: £199
    • Gold (Conference & Networking) Day 1: £299
    • Gold (Conference & Networking) Day 2: £299
    • Gold (Conference & Networking) Two Days: £549
    • Ultimate Pass: £1249
  • Early bird discounts available for tickets purchased prior to February 1 and March 7

InfoSecWorld Conference and Expo 2020

@InfoSec_World
March 30 to April 1, 2020
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA

InfoSec World offers three days of in-depth breakout sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, as well as networking opportunities and team building challenges. The conference covers timely topics, including building your security team, threat hunting, enterprise security management, blockchain, and GDPR.

Attendees have an opportunity to:

  • Participate in over 20 hours of track sessions that address the most pressing problems in information security today. The conference has seven unique tracks including Secure Design, Security Strategies, Infrastructure & Operations, Privacy & Risk, Management & Leadership, Hackers & Threats, and Awareness, Decisions & Devices: The Human Layer of Security.
  • Meet security professionals from around the world.
  • Evaluate the latest security solutions on the market from some of the top infosec vendors in the industry.

Cost to Attend:

  • World Pass Attendee: $3,695
  • Main Conference Attendee: $1,795
  • Main Conference Attendee (Govt. Rate): $1,615
  • Main Conference Attendee (Non-profit/Education Rate): $1,615
  • Expo Only: $50
  • Pricing for Individual Workshops & Summits varies

2. 2nd Quarter 2020 Cloud Security Conferences

IEEE Mobile Cloud 2020

@IEEEorg
April 13 to 16, 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom

Mobile computing and IoT applications have major impacts on every facet of daily life, from transportation to ecommerce, healthcare, safety and location privacy, smart homes and cities, and more. IEEE Mobile Cloud 2020 addresses the integration of mobile computing and cloud services and engineering that enables new applications that provide intelligent resources and services, process big data, and support IoT.

Cost to Attend: Pricing details are not yet available for 2020.

Infiltrate Insecurity Conference

@InfiltrateCon
April 19 to 24, 2020
Miami Beach, FL, USA

The Infiltrate Insecurity Conference focuses on offensive security. Learn about the technicalities of different exploits and vulnerabilities by attending talks on computer and network exploitation, vulnerability discovery, rootkit & Trojan covert protocols, and more. One of the announced keynote speakers for 2020 is Cristina Cifuentes, Director of Oracle Labs Australia, known as the “Mother of Decompilation” based on her 1994 thesis which identified techniques for decompiling binary programs. At Oracle Labs Australia, Cifuentes is well known for her work on the static code analysis tool Parfait.

Cost to Attend:

The conference offers tiered pricing depending on the order in which you registered. Conference tickets cost anywhere from $1,800 to $2,500.

The CSO50 Conference + Awards

@CSOevents
April 27 to 29, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

The CSO50 Conference + Awards is where security executives go to meet and exchange best practices and ideas with at least 200 security executives attending every year. Projects and initiatives featured in the conference’s information-packed, TED-like format of 18-minute sessions cover topics such as:

  • Access and Identity Management
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Loss Prevention and Recovery
  • IoT and Machine Learning
  • Managing Third-Party Risk
  • Minimizing Risk & Fraud
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • And more

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird: $495 per single ticket
  • Early Bird: $400 per ticker for two or more registrants
  • Full Ticket Price (regular registration): Not yet available

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Americas

April 28 to 30, 2020
New Orleans, LA, USA

 

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Americas is a homeland security event focused on topics such as strategies in CI protection and resilience, interoperability in critical infrastructure sectors, crisis management, operationalizing critical infrastructure resilience, and more. Attendees can choose from two tracks – physical security and cyber security – in addition to the plenary sessions and a panel discussion focused on municipal crisis management resilience and emergency response.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Ticket Prices (after March 28, 2020)
    • Government Agency, Law Enforcement, Local/National Govt – Full Conference: $295.00
    • Government 3 for 2 (3 delegate places for the price of 2): $590.00
    • Operators of CNI – Individual Full Conference: $295.00
    • Operators 3 for 2 (3 delegate places for the price of 2): $590.00
    • Operators of CNI – Day Delegate: $150
    • Commercial Organization – Individual Full Conference: $850.00
    • Commercial Organization – Day Delegate: $500.00
    • University Researcher/Student Delegate Full Conference (ID required): $150
    • Exhibitor/Sponsor Full Conference: $425.00
    • Exhibition Only: Free
  • Early bird discounts available on some ticket options prior to March 28, 2020

Think

@IBM
May 4 to 7, 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA

 

Think is IBM’s annual business and technology conference, providing attendees with opportunities to gain hands-on experience with the latest innovations in open technologies such as hybrid multi-cloud environments, artificial intelligence, and more. Attendees can also meet with the innovators who bring these technologies to life and use them to shape the modern world. Attendees can choose from the Discover Pass, which is focused more on business insights, or the Full Conference Pass, which enables attendees to delve deeper into tech with certifications, labs, and technical sessions.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard Pricing:
    • Full Conference Pass: $2,495
    • Discover Pass: $1,095
  • Early registration discounts available for tickets purchased prior to February 14 and April 5

Secure360 Twin Cities

@secure360
May 5 to 6, 2020
Prior Lake, MN, USA

Secure360 Twin Cities is the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education, focusing on:

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Physical Security
  • Professional Development (topics that help practitioners develop skills including coaching, communication, management, and leadership)

2020 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Secure360 conference, with more than 1,500 attendees expected at this milestone event.

Cost to Attend:

  • Ticket price: $749
  • Discounts of $50 are available for early registration, and $100 discounts are available for UMSA members who register before May 1
  • Day passes are also available

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

@Gartner_Events
May 11 to 14, 2020
Toronto, Canada

Recommended for chief information officers and the most senior IT executives, Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo is where you can learn about emerging trends that could affect businesses and IT. You can learn more about securing the Internet of Things, cloud security, application architecture and development, digital business, and a great deal more. Everything you learn from Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo is intended to be helpful in making executive decisions on technology and information, leadership, and business strategy.

Cost to Attend:

  • Public sector pricing: CDN$4,150
  • Standard conference pricing: CDN$5,150
  • Group discounts are available
  • Early registration discounts available before March 13

Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit

@CloudSA
May 12, 2020
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., USA

Now in its seventh year, the Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit is expected to draw over 150 information security professionals from civilian and defense agencies, as well as innovators in cloud security.

The summit is an opportunity to learn more about how to make cloud the most prevalent IT system and what government programs are helping spread the use of clouds for their mission-critical software, applications, and systems. Attendees can learn through talks, panel discussions, and case studies presented by top names in cloud security. Some of the technologies that are given focus include fog computing, blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early bird registration: $150
  • Regular registration (non-government employees): Not yet available
  • Government employees can attend free with government ID
  • Students with IDs: $50

Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2020

@IngramCloud
May 12 to 14, 2020
Miami Beach, FL, USA

The Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2020 allows participants to discover new technologies that are enabled by cloud computing, as well as how to take advantage of these technologies. The Summit has specialized content for cloud services resellers, managed service providers, and service providers. Cloud security is one of the recurring themes in a number of learning tracks that you can choose from. Ingram Micro’s Nimesh Dave and Renee Bergeron will deliver keynotes along with Takeshi Numoto from Microsoft.

Cost to Attend:

Standard registration is $850. If you register late, you will need to pay $950. Early bird discounts are available through January 31.

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2020

@kuppingercole
May 12 to 15, 2020
Munich, Germany

The European Identity & Cloud Conference 2020 touches on a number of topics, including risk management, identity fabrics and identity API platforms, AI, digital ID & cybersecurity, and trends in identity and access management, among others.

The conference will bring together at least 900 attendees, vendors, speakers, and other security and cloud professionals and will offer discussions and best practices for cloud security and other topics.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early bird: €790
  • Regular price: €1,700

CloudExpo Asia 2020

@CloudExpoAsia
May 20 to 21, 2020
HKCEC, Hong Kong, China

CloudExpo Asia 2019 had thousands of IT professionals and business leaders in attendance, and the 2020 event promises to be a must-attend with more than 300 expert speakers sharing insights across more than 10 theaters. Some of the topics are cyber security, regulations, and compliance; cloud security, innovations, and strategies; DevOps, big data, artificial intelligence, analytics, IoT, agile networks, virtualization, storage, and others. CloudExpo Asia 2020 is co-located with four other events: Cloud and Cyber Security Expo, Smart IoT Hong Kong, Data Centre World, and Big Data World.

Cost to Attend: Free

The 6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2020)

@IEEEorg
May 25 to 27, 2020
Baltimore, MD, USA

 

IEEE BigDataSecurity 2020 has two primary concentrations:

  • Providing security and privacy for big data storage, transmission, and processing. This has become critical given the fact that many areas of scientific research and people’s daily lives have been influenced by big data-based technology such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.
  • Security and robustness for artificial intelligence, focusing on the emerging need to build reliable and robust AI models in big data and cloud environments while ensuring security and privacy.

Cost to Attend: Registration and pricing information is not yet available.

LocoMoco Security Conference

@LocoMocoSec
May 26 to 29, 2020
Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Kaanapali Maui, Hawaii

The LocoMoco Security Conference is a product security conference and training event, started by Hawaii residents. The conference organizers aim to hold the event on a different Hawaiian island each year to broaden the cultural experience for attendees. This event brings together professionals and thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to discuss pressing topics related to security. Attendees from government, students, industry professionals, and those with a passion for tackling the most pressing security problems of the future come together to network and learn from industry thought leaders.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard Price: $899.00
  • Diversity and Inclusion Grant Conference Pass: $1,399.00
  • Diversity and Inclusion Grant Training Pass: $2,799.00
  • Full Price Training workshop (2 days, conference pass included): $1,799.00
  • Student/Kama’aina/EDU/MIL Conference Admission: $599.00
  • Student/Kama’aina/EDU/MIL Training Pass (Conference included): $999.00

SANS Institute Cloud Security Summit & Training

@SANSInstitute
May 27 to June 2, 2020
Frisco, TX, USA

The SANS Institute Cloud Security Summit & Training taps the best security and cloud computing professionals from top companies to share lessons, tools, and insights on everything related to cloud security. Topics are geared towards security professionals who deal with private clouds and virtualizations, systems and network administrators, technical consultants and auditors, and IT executives. The event’s two days feature a variety of presentation types including talks and panels, training courses, and numerous networking opportunities.

Cost to Attend:

  • Summit: $450
  • Training courses: Varied

Cisco Live

@CiscoLive
May 31 to June 4, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Cisco Live is the technology giant’s annual conference for its users. It offers more than a thousand programs involving the IT world’s biggest names, the company’s most senior partners, and other tech luminaries. If you are using Cisco products in one way or another, this conference would be a good one to attend. Aside from learning more about the technologies and products that you and your company are already using, you will also be able to evaluate new cloud, security, and networking products and services.

Cost to Attend:

Full conference pass:

  • Advance: $2,295
  • Early bird: $2,395
  • Regular registration: $2,595
  • Onsite registration: $2,795

Other passes:

  • IT management pass: $3,195 at the door
  • Explorer pass: $795 at the door

Infosecurity Europe

@Infosecurity
June 2 to 4, 2020
Olympia, London, United Kingdom

Infosecurity Europe will talk about browser mining attacks, defending your enterprise, building an incident response team, cloud security, and other information security topics. You can choose from categories that include strategy talks, tech talks, security workshops, and cyber innovation showcases. You can also check out more than 400 vendors on the exhibit floor. 2020 marks the twenty fifth annual Infosecurity Europe event.

Cost to Attend: Free through June 1, 2020. There is an on-site registration fee of £69 for those who don’t register by June 1.

Monitorama

@Monitorama
June 8 to 10, 2020
Portland, OR, USA

Monitorama provides a venue for people to show and talk about how they solve problems using modern monitoring tools. The conference talks and workshops drive attendees to further improve the tools they are using and contribute back to the community at large, continually pushing the boundaries of monitoring and trending software.

Cost to Attend: General admission is $700.00.

O’Reilly Infrastructure & Ops Conference

@OreillyMedia
June 15 to 18, 2020
Santa Clara, CA, USA

A new event for 2020, the O’Reilly Infrastructure & Ops Conference will focus on the latest innovations for building modern, scalable infrastructure. With a look towards modernizing systems, new-generation IT stacks including cloud, containers, microservices, AI, and automation, and how to manage legacy systems while migrating to newer infrastructure without business interruption, along with monitoring and observability practices, this event promises a wealth of insights for developers, tech leads, and more.

Cost to Attend: Registration and pricing details are not yet available.

Cloud Foundry Summit 2020

@cloudfoundry
June 25, 2020
Austin, TX, USA

Cloud Foundry is one of the top open source PaaS offerings and is used by some of the world’s biggest companies. The United States Summit 2020 is the place to learn about the various implementations using Cloud Foundry technologies. Learn more about how other companies are using Cloud Foundry, best practices, and even the mistakes you can avoid, plus how to make sure your applications are secure.

Cost to Attend: Registration and pricing details are not yet available.

3. 3rd Quarter 2020 Cloud Security Conferences

O’Reilly Open Source Convention

@oscon
July 13 to 16, 2020
Portland, OR, USA

Some of the biggest names from top tech companies are scheduled to speak at the Open Source Convention, but have yet to be publicly listed. Past speakers include IBM’s Sean Dague and Cullen Taylor, Open Invention Network’s Deb Nicholson, Samsung Electronics’ Myung Jae Lee, Mastercard’s Daniel Ruggeri, Facebook’s Dikang Gu, Adobe’s Josh Butikofer, AWS’ Simon Corston-Oliver, and Microsoft’s Brendan Burns.

Cost to Attend: $1,395 for a Bronze Pass (other pass options to be announced at a later date)

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security (ICAIS)

July 17 to 20, 2020
Hohhot, China

The sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security (ICAIS 2020), formerly called the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS), is a leading conference on AI and security. An international forum on computer science and engineering research, ICAIS 2020 includes workshops, panels, demonstrations, and exhibits where attendees will discuss the pressing issues at the technological frontier of modern society.

Cost to Attend: $600

IEEE CSCloud 2020

@IEEEorg
August 1 to 3, 2020
New York, NY, USA

The 2020 International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing will once again bring together experts and researchers on cloud computing and cyber security. Get to know the latest research on both fields and how you can apply these new ideas in your own cloud security strategies. Topics of focus at the 2020 event include privacy and security issues for cloud-based services and AI technologies, such as deep learning, and the challenges these technologies bring to security and privacy in cloud computing.

Cost to Attend: Pricing details for the CSCloud Conference are not yet available.

Black Hat USA 2020

@BlackHatEvents
August 1 to 6, 2020
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, USA

For more than two decades, Black Hat USA has been giving participants the latest developments, research, and upcoming trends in the world of information security. Learn more about software hacks, advanced cloud security strategies, penetration testing, network security, whiteboard hacking, machine learning, IoT, cryptography, forensics, ICS, malware, mobile security, and other topics.

Black Hat USA starts with four days of intense training immediately prior to the conference. Check this Black Hat USA 2019 recap for our key takeaways from last year’s event.

Cost to Attend:

  • Regular: $1,900 (by March 27)
  • Late: $2,200 (by April 3)

DEF CON

@defcon
August 6 to 9, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA

DEF CON started back in 1993, and DEF CON 28 takes place in August 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. Providing a unique experience for attendees, DEF CON includes everything from contests to movie marathons, scavenger hunts, and more, and it’s all designed for hackers and professionals with an interest in technology (and hacking, of course), such as lawyers, law enforcement agents, civil libertarians, and cryptographers.

Cost to Attend: To be announced

Gartner Catalyst Conference

@Gartner_Events
August 24 to 27, 2020
San Diego, CA, USA

The Gartner Catalyst Conference gives participants the opportunity to learn about pragmatic solutions and actionable insights for the technologies they use. The conference emphasizes how-tos and gives everyone the information they need to plan and execute their projects. It will touch on DevOps, company-wide security, mobility, cloud architecture, and data centers, among other topics. IT security professionals, business intelligence experts, operations, risk managers, and application developers are among those who should attend.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early bird: $3,475
  • Standard: $3,825
  • Public Sector: $3,250

VMWorld 2020

@VMworld
August 30 to September 3, 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA

VMWorld is the biggest conference on virtualization, bringing together VMware users and offering breakout sessions, exhibits, hands-on learning, and labs. Sessions are grouped by tracks, including applications, digital transformation, partner exchanges, security, public clouds, and data centers.

Everyone from network professionals to compliance and risk specialists, including those who are in IT project management and technical support, should attend VMWorld. IT professionals can discover what’s next for VMware, as well as how they could use it to perform tasks more efficiently. Attendees get expert coaching and perspectives, as well as networking opportunities with industry peers.

Cost to Attend: Pricing details have not yet been announced for the 2020 conference.

Interop ITX

@interop
September 21 to 24, 2020
Austin Convention Center, TX, USA

Join some of the most notable Infosec speakers as they talk about IT’s hottest topics, including how to move from an infrastructure-driven legacy model to a services model, automate routine tasks and capabilities, develop and use multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments, provide the same level of security in the cloud as you do on local systems, and more. Offering sessions, workshops, and summits, the five-day conference is for everybody working in the IT industry. The event includes hands-on learning, panel discussions, and speaker-facilitated talks.

Cost to Attend:

  • All access pass: $3,099
  • Conference pass: $2,299
  • Summits and workshops pass: $2,299
  • Save $600 when you register before April 17.

4. 4th Quarter 2020 Cloud Security Conferences

Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit 2020

@451Research
October 5 to 7, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA

HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud, datacenter, and managed services sectors. The agenda is designed to provide insights on delivering outcomes better, faster, and more valuable by leveraging cloud. The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit 2020 will shed light on the tools, technologies, and strategies that IT professionals should have in order to enable and drive digital transformation at their own organizations. While the summit has a wide range of topics, cloud security is a recurrent theme year after year.

Cost to Attend: TBD. Ticket pricing varies by date; the earlier you register, the more you save.

VMworld Europe 2020

@VMworld
November 9 to 12, 2020
Barcelona, Spain

Approximately 13,000 attendees come to VMworld Europe every year to join the breakout sessions, exhibits, labs, and talks that touch on how to use VMware, how to secure virtualized environments, and other pressing topics.

Cost to Attend: Pricing information for 2020 is not yet available.

ISC2 Security Congress 2020

@ISC2Congress
November 16 to 18, 2020
Orlando, FL, USA

The ISC2 Security Congress 2020 will have 18 different tracks that cover at least 175 sessions over a span of three days. The conference is a great opportunity to learn more about cloud security, critical security infrastructure, cyber crime, identity access management, the human side of security, software and application security, compliance, and threats. You can hear from more than 200 industry-leading speakers and also get the latest information, tools, and strategies that could help protect your organization.

Cost to Attend:

  • All access passes: $1,395; $1,695 for non-members
  • Early birds get a $200 discount
  • Day passes are available

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

@kubecon_ and @CloudNativeFdn
November 17 to 20, 2020
Boston, MA, USA

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the flagship conference of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It allows participants to meet the biggest names in the cloud-native and open source community. If you have ever wanted to meet the developers of various open source technologies, such as Kubernetes, CNI, Fluentd, Prometheus, gRPC, Linkerd, CoreDNS, rkt, containerd, and others, then register for this conference. System administrators, developers, site reliability engineers, operations engineers, IT executives, and security engineers should definitely attend. Previous speakers have included Google’s Brian Grant and Chen Goldberg, Microsoft Azure’s Brendan Burns, and Red Hat’s Clayton Coleman.

Cost to Attend: Pricing details for the 2020 event are not yet available. Registration opens on April 1.

AWS re:Invent 2020

@AWSreInvent
November 30 to December 4, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Now in its eighth year, Amazon’s popular re:Invent cloud user event will again bring together their developers and customers. Amazon uses the re:Invent conference to announce new products, features, tools, and services, while cloud, IT, and security professionals from different companies share insights on how they take advantage of AWS tools for their operations.

Cost to Attend: Pricing is not yet available for 2020.

5. 2020 Cloud Security Conferences with Dates to be Determined

O’Reilly Velocity

@velocityconf
Last held: June 10 to 13, 2019
San Jose, CA, USA

Tackling system performance from every angle, O’Reilly’s Velocity conference emphasizes performance, resilience, security, and everything you need to know to build systems capable of supporting modern businesses. Systems engineers, architects, software developers, and DevOps teams come together at Velocity to learn what works and what doesn’t from industry peers and thought leaders.

Cost to Attend: TBD

IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-20)

@IEEEorg
Last held: August 5 to 8, 2019
Rotorua, New Zealand

Following the success of previous events in New York, New York, Sydney, Australia, Tianjin, China, and more, the nineteenth IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security, and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom20) promises a valuable experience for attendees. Bringing together researchers and practitioners who work on trust, security, privacy, reliability, dependability, survivability, and fault tolerance aspects of computer systems and networks, IEEE TrustCom20 provides a forum to discuss emerging trends and ideas in this challenging field.

Cost to Attend: TBD

DockerCon

@DockerCon
Last held: April 29 to May 2, 2019
San Francisco, CA, USA

DockerCon 2020 is one of the most anticipated gatherings in IT. Because of the widespread use and popularity of containers, DockerCon is where you’ll be able to learn about different, innovative strategies and ideas for large-scale container uses. More than 4,000 IT professionals, including developers, operations engineers, IT managers, and security engineers, attend the conference every year.

Cost to Attend: TBD

Infosecurity North America

@Infosecurity
Last held: November 20 to 21, 2019
New York, NY, USA

Infosecurity North America allows you to see the latest and best technologies that you can leverage to boost your information security strategy. Aside from visiting numerous exhibits, you can learn more about various cloud and security topics. In past events, topics included cloud security, using military-grade security, GDPR rules, machine learning, endpoint security, and defending your systems against breaches and hacking. Speakers have included information and security professionals from Clemson University, the FBI, NSA, and US Army Medicine.

Cost to Attend: Free

Microsoft Ignite

@MS_Ignite
Last held: November 4 to 8, 2019
Orlando, FL, USA

Now in its sixth year, Microsoft Ignite will bring you up to date on Microsoft products and services. You can learn everything from architecture and design, to implementation and migration, development and deployment, security, access management, adoption, compliance, and operations. To get an idea of how valuable Microsoft Ignite is for technology professionals and developers who use Microsoft, just imagine that Ignite is the combination of six different Microsoft conferences: Lync Conference, Microsoft Exchange Conference, Microsoft Management Summit, Project Conference, SharePoint Conference, and TechEd. In addition, at least 100 vendors will be at the expo, and some will also speak during the conference.

Cost to Attend: TBD 

6. 2020 Cloud Security Conferences With Multiple Dates & Locations

SecureWorld

@SecureWorld
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

 

SecureWorld offers a variety of keynote sessions, speakers, industry expert panels, and vendor presentations at 17 different locations in the U.S. and Canada throughout 2020. Conference access is based on the type of registration you choose:

  • Open Sessions: Includes access to keynote sessions, industry expert panels, vendor presentations, select breakout sessions, and the exhibit floor.
  • Conference Pass: Includes access to keynote sessions, industry expert panels, vendor presentations, all conference sessions, and the exhibit floor. This registration includes lunch and 12 CPE credits for two-day events, and 6 CPEs for one-day events.
  • SecureWorld PLUS: Includes all the access of the Conference Pass, as well as an additional extensive training track built around a specific subject. This registration includes lunch and 16 CPE credits for two-day events, and 12 CPEs for one-day events.

Cost to Attend:

Costs depend on registration types:

  • Open Sessions Pass: $75
  • Conference Pass: $385
  • SecureWorld PLUS Pass: $795

FutureCon

@FutureCon2019
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

FutureCon provides a cutting-edge cybersecurity event experience, bringing together CISOs, senior level executives, and other security professionals for high-level cybersecurity training, the latest insights on current and future cybersecurity trends, and the latest knowledge needed to secure environments and protect against advanced cyber attacks. Attendees will learn from and have the opportunity to interact with the world’s security leaders on the most pressing topics of interest to the cybersecurity community today. FutureCon is held in major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Day Conference Pass: $200
  • Exhibit Hall Pass: $45
  • Afternoon Conference Pass: $50

AWS Summits

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The AWS Summit series is designed to bring together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS and how to adopt public cloud. Technical sessions, workshops, chalk talks, and team challenges are part of the conference training. A robust expo rounds out the event with an opportunity to engage with technology vendors that are part of the AWS partner ecosystem and can help organizations build their cloud strategy and ensure that they are operating securely in the cloud. AWS Summits are held in major cities around the world throughout the year.

Cost to Attend: Free