UK Cyber Security Conferences

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 Conferences

A list of key dates for cyber security conferences, or conferences which may be of interest to the cyber security community, in 2018.

Conference2018 DateLocationCFP OpenCFP CloseTickets OpenWebsite
Cyber Defence & Network Security ConferenceJan 23-25 LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttps://cdans.iqpc.co.uk
PCI London 2018Jan 25LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.pci-portal.com/event/pcilondon
BSides LeedsJan 26LeedsClosedClosedSold Outhttp://bsidesleeds.co.uk
SC Congress Feb 15LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://sccongressuk.com
The European Information Security SummitFeb 20LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttps://biztechevents.co.uk/teiss/
CAWL Conference Feb 27LondonNo DataNo DataNo datahttp://cawl.org.uk
Holyrood Connects Cyber Security 2018Feb 28EdinburghNo DataNo DataRegister Now (fully booked)http://cybersecurity.holyrood.com
Securi-Tay Mar 2-3ScotlandOpen now15 Jan at 23:59 GMT+07 Feb at 12:00 GMT+0https://2018.securi-tay.co.uk
16th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity CongressMar 6-8LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/congress
3rd Annual e-cCrime Fraud ForumMar 9LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/fraud
Scot-Secure 2018Mar 27EdinburghNo DataNo DataRegister Now https://www.scot-secure.com
World Cyber Security Congress 2018Mar 27-28LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-cyber-security-congress/index.stm
Living In The Internet Of Things 2018Mar 28-29LondonClosedClosedRegister Nowhttps://events.theiet.org/petras/index.cfm?
CYBERUKApril 10-12ManchesterNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttps://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberuks/cyberuk-2018
IoT Tech Expo Global 2018April 18-19LondonNo DataNo DataFrom 20th Janhttps://www.iottechexpo.com/global/
IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018April 18-19LondonClosedClosedRegister Nowhttps://iapp.org/conference/iapp-europe-data-protection-intensive-2018/
3rd IEEE European Symposium On Security and PrivacyApril 24-26LondonClosedAugust 15, 2017No datahttps://www.ieee-security.org/TC/EuroSP2018/
IP Expo ManchesterApril 25-26ManchesterRegister NowNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.ipexpomanchester.com
BSides GlasgowApril 27GlasgowOpen Now~End of Febw/b 5 Febhttps://www.bsidesscotland.org.uk
Infosecurity EuropeJune 5-7LondonClosedClosedRegister Nowhttp://www.infosecurityeurope.com
Bsides LondonJune 6 TBCLondonNow15 March 2018Sold outhttps://www.securitybsides.org.uk
Cyber SA 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.c-mric.com/conferences/
International Conference On Social Media, Wareable and Web AnalyticsJune 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.c-mric.com/conferences/
Cyber Security 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.c-mric.com/conferences/
Cyber Incident 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttp://www.c-mric.com/conferences/
SteelconJuly 3-8SheffieldNow6 April 201830 April 2018https://www.steelcon.info
Bsides ManchesterAugust 16ManchesterNo DataNo DataNo Datahttp://www.bsidesmcr.org.uk
International Symposium On Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA)Aug 29-31DundeeNo DataNo DataNo Datahttp://haisa.org/
EMF CampAug 31 - Sept 2HerefordshireNo DataNo Data11 Marchhttps://www.emfcamp.org
Bsides BelfastSept TBCBelfastNo DataNo DataNo Datahttps://bsidesbelfast.org
44CONSep 12-14LondonNow30 April 2018Nowhttps://44con.com
21st Information Security ConferenceSep 9-12LondonOpenApril 16No Datahttp://isc2018.sccs.surrey.ac.uk
ATM & Cyber SecurityOct 9-10LondonNow OpenNo DataRegister Nowhttps://www.rbrlondon.com/events/acs
DevSecCon LondonOct 18-19LondonNow OpenJuly 18Register Nowhttps://www.devseccon.com/london-2018/
CSX Europe (ISACA Event)Oct 29-31LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Nowhttps://www.isaca.org/ecommerce/Pages/csx-europe.aspx
CSP:2018Nov 28-29YorkNo DataNo DataNo Datahttp://www.softbox.co.uk/event/full/csp_colon_2018
Black Hat EuropeDec 3 - 6LondonNo DataNo DataNo Datahttps://www.blackhat.com/upcoming.html

 

Local Meet Ups

A list of local UK cyber security meet ups, as they're scheduled in 2018.

EventLocationDateWebsiteTwitter
DC4420LondonLast Tuesday of the monthhttps://dc4420.org@DC4420
DC44131EdinburghUpdates via their websitehttp://dc44131.org@DC44131
DC44141GlasgowFirst Tuesday of every monthhttps://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-Defcon-DC44141@DC44141
DC441452GloucesterFirst Monday of the monthhttp://dc441452.org.uk@DC441452
DC441392ExeterFirst Monday of the monthhttps://dc441392.org.uk@DC441392
West Midlands Cybersecurity NightBirminghamThird Thursday of the monthN/A@Cyber3Sec
HACK::SOHOLondonThird or fourth Thursday of the monthhttps://www.eventbrite.com/o/ioactive-12768844588https://twitter.com/IOActive
Manchester Grey HatsManchesterFourth Wednesday of the monthhttps://manchestergreyhats.co.uk@mcrgreyhats
Bath Area Cyber ClusterBath / BristolUpdates via their websitehttps://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.ukhttps://twitter.com/uknof

 

Historic Information

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.

 

UK Cyber Security Cons 2017

By Dr Jessica Barker

18 Feb 2017

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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.

 

UK Cyber Security Cons 2017
UK Cyber Security Cons 2017

 

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.

By Dr Jessica Barker