11 January 2018
The new year has started and that might mean it’s time to get key conference dates in your diary. Keep an eye on our summary of conferences throughout the year as dates get updated. Please let me know if I have missed a conference or any key dates.
As well as the summary of annual conferences below, remember there are local meet ups frequently happening across the UK. Scroll down for information on the regular local meet ups to find an event near you, happening soon!
2018 UK ConferencesA list of key dates for cyber security conferences, or conferences which may be of interest to the cyber security community, in 2018.
|Conference||2018 Date||Location||CFP Open||CFP Close||Tickets Open||Website|
|Cyber Defence & Network Security Conference||Jan 23-25||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||https://cdans.iqpc.co.uk|
|PCI London 2018||Jan 25||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.pci-portal.com/event/pcilondon|
|BSides Leeds||Jan 26||Leeds||Closed||Closed||Round 3 of tickets being released on Jan 13||http://bsidesleeds.co.uk|
|SC Congress||Feb 15||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://sccongressuk.com|
|The European Information Security Summit||Feb 20||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||https://biztechevents.co.uk/teiss/|
|CAWL Conference||Feb 27||London||No Data||No Data||No data||http://cawl.org.uk|
|Holyrood Connects Cyber Security 2018||Feb 28||Edinburgh||No Data||No Data||Register Now (fully booked)||http://cybersecurity.holyrood.com|
|Securi-Tay||Mar 2-3||Scotland||Open now||15 Jan at 23:59 GMT+0||No data||https://2018.securi-tay.co.uk|
|16th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress||Mar 6-8||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/congress|
|3rd Annual e-cCrime Fraud Forum||Mar 9||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/fraud|
|Scot-Secure 2018||Mar 27||Edinburgh||No Data||No Data||Register Now||https://www.scot-secure.com|
|World Cyber Security Congress 2018||Mar 27-28||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-cyber-security-congress/index.stm|
|Living In The Internet Of Things 2018||Mar 28-29||London||Closed||Closed||Register Now||https://events.theiet.org/petras/index.cfm?|
|CYBERUK||April 10-12||Manchester||No Data||No Data||Registration Opening Soon||https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberuks/cyberuk-2018|
|IoT Tech Expo Global 2018||April 18-19||London||No Data||No Data||From 20th Jan||https://www.iottechexpo.com/global/|
|IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018||April 18-19||London||Closed||Closed||Register Now||https://iapp.org/conference/iapp-europe-data-protection-intensive-2018/|
|3rd IEEE European Symposium On Security and Privacy||April 24-26||London||Closed||August 15, 2017||No data||https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/EuroSP2018/|
|IP Expo Manchester||April 25-26||Manchester||Register Now||No Data||Register Now||http://www.ipexpomanchester.com|
|BSides Glasgow||April 27||Glasgow||Open Now||~End of Feb||Jan 31||https://www.bsidesscotland.org.uk|
|Infosecurity Europe||June 5-7||London||Closed||Closed||Register Now||http://www.infosecurityeurope.com|
|Bsides London||June 6 TBC||London||No Data||No Data||No Data||https://www.securitybsides.org.uk|
|Cyber SA 2018||June 11-12||Glasgow||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.c-mric.com/conferences/|
|International Conference On Social Media, Wareable and Web Analytics||June 11-12||Glasgow||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.c-mric.com/conferences/|
|Cyber Security 2018||June 11-12||Glasgow||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.c-mric.com/conferences/|
|Cyber Incident 2018||June 11-12||Glasgow||No Data||No Data||Register Now||http://www.c-mric.com/conferences/|
|Steelcon||July 3-8||Sheffield||No Data||No Data||May 15 (occasional ticket sales throughout the year - follow @Steel_Con on twitter)||https://www.steelcon.info|
|Bsides Manchester||August TBC||Manchester||No Data||No Data||No Data||http://www.bsidesmcr.org.uk|
|International Symposium On Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA)||Aug 29-31||Dundee||No Data||No Data||No Data||http://haisa.org/|
|EMF Camp||Aug 31 - Sept 2||Herefordshire||No Data||No Data||No Data||https://www.emfcamp.org|
|Bsides Belfast||Sept TBC||Belfast||No Data||No Data||No Data||https://bsidesbelfast.org|
|44CON||Sep 12-14||London||No Data||No Data||No Data||https://44con.com|
|21st Information Security Conference||Sep 9-12||London||Open||April 16||No Data||http://isc2018.sccs.surrey.ac.uk|
|ATM & Cyber Security||Oct 9-10||London||Now Open||No Data||Register Now||https://www.rbrlondon.com/events/acs|
|DevSecCon London||Oct 18-19||London||Now Open||July 18||Register Now||https://www.devseccon.com/london-2018/|
|CSX Europe (ISACA Event)||Oct 29-31||London||No Data||No Data||Register Now||https://www.isaca.org/ecommerce/Pages/csx-europe.aspx|
|CSP:2018||Nov 28-29||York||No Data||No Data||No Data||http://www.softbox.co.uk/event/full/csp_colon_2018|
|Black Hat Europe||Dec 3 - 6||London||No Data||No Data||No Data||https://www.blackhat.com/upcoming.html|
Local Meet UpsA list of local UK cyber security meet ups, as they're scheduled in 2018.
|DC4420||London||Last Tuesday of the month||https://dc4420.org||@DC4420|
|DC44131||Edinburgh||Updates via their website||http://dc44131.org||@DC44131|
|DC44141||Glasgow||First Tuesday of every month||https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-Defcon-DC44141||@DC44141|
|DC441452||Gloucester||First Monday of the month||http://dc441452.org.uk||@DC441452|
|DC441392||Exeter||First Monday of the month||https://dc441392.org.uk||@DC441392|
|West Midlands Cybersecurity Night||Birmingham||Third Thursday of the month||N/A||@Cyber3Sec|
|Manchester Grey Hats||Manchester||Fourth Wednesday of the month||https://manchestergreyhats.co.uk||@mcrgreyhats|
|Bath Area Cyber Cluster||Bath / Bristol||Updates via their website||https://www.bbccybercluster.com||@BathAreaCyber|
|UK Network Operators' Forum (UKNOF)||Across the UK|
Jan - London
April - Manchester
|January, April and September (on approximately the 3rd Thursday)||https://www.uknof.org.uk||https://twitter.com/uknof|
Now that 2017 is fully underway, there is lots of activity planning and preparing for UK cyber security conferences this year. Bsides London tickets go on sale this evening, the Bsides Edinburgh call for presentations closes tomorrow and this week we have cybercon, Securi-Tay and the SC Congress taking place.
Have a look at this updated schedule of UK cyber security conferences to get key dates in your diary, plan when you’ll submit to the CFPs and be set to mash your F5 key for tickets.
18 Feb 2017
In 2016, my summaries of key dates for some of the best UK Cyber Security conferences proved popular. There are so many fantastic events where you can learn, exchange knowledge, catch up with old friends and meet new ones – it can be hard to keep track of what’s happening when. So, for 2017 I’m making this a fixed page on cyber.uk. Bookmark it and keep your eyes peeled for regular updates and additions as events and dates get added throughout the year.
To kick things off, here’s my summary of some key events going through the start of 2017 to the end of the summer. Do get in touch if you know of a UK event which you think should be included.
Remember, as well as attending or speaking at conferences, most events also look for volunteers to help out. For example, you can sign up to volunteer for Bsides London here. It’s always great to get the community together and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make that happen. Thanks to everyone who arranges, volunteers, speaks at and attends conferences.