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 Now
PCI London 2018Jan 25LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
BSides LeedsJan 26LeedsClosedClosedSold Out
SC Congress Feb 15LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
The European Information Security SummitFeb 20LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
CAWL Conference Feb 27LondonNo DataNo DataNo data
Holyrood Connects Cyber Security 2018Feb 28EdinburghNo DataNo DataRegister Now (fully booked)
Securi-Tay Mar 2-3ScotlandOpen now15 Jan at 23:59 GMT+07 Feb at 12:00 GMT+0
16th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity CongressMar 6-8LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
3rd Annual e-cCrime Fraud ForumMar 9LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
Scot-Secure 2018Mar 27EdinburghNo DataNo DataRegister Now
World Cyber Security Congress 2018Mar 27-28LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
Living In The Internet Of Things 2018Mar 28-29LondonClosedClosedRegister Now
CYBERUKApril 10-12ManchesterNo DataNo DataRegister Now
IoT Tech Expo Global 2018April 18-19LondonNo DataNo DataFrom 20th Jan
IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018April 18-19LondonClosedClosedRegister Now
3rd IEEE European Symposium On Security and PrivacyApril 24-26LondonClosedAugust 15, 2017No data
IP Expo ManchesterApril 25-26ManchesterRegister NowNo DataRegister Now
BSides GlasgowApril 27GlasgowOpen Now~End of Febw/b 5 Feb
Infosecurity EuropeJune 5-7LondonClosedClosedRegister Now
Bsides LondonJune 6 TBCLondonNow15 March 2018Sold out
Cyber SA 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Now
International Conference On Social Media, Wareable and Web AnalyticsJune 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Now
Cyber Security 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Now
Cyber Incident 2018June 11-12GlasgowNo DataNo DataRegister Now
SteelconJuly 3-8SheffieldNow6 April 201830 April 2018
Bsides ManchesterAugust 16ManchesterNo DataNo DataNo Data
International Symposium On Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA)Aug 29-31DundeeNo DataNo DataNo Data
EMF CampAug 31 - Sept 2HerefordshireNo DataNo Data11 March
Bsides BelfastSept TBCBelfastNo DataNo DataNo Data
44CONSep 12-14LondonNow30 April 2018Now
21st Information Security ConferenceSep 9-12LondonOpenApril 16No Data
ATM & Cyber SecurityOct 9-10LondonNow OpenNo DataRegister Now
DevSecCon LondonOct 18-19LondonNow OpenJuly 18Register Now
CSX Europe (ISACA Event)Oct 29-31LondonNo DataNo DataRegister Now
CSP:2018Nov 28-29YorkNo DataNo DataNo Data
Black Hat EuropeDec 3 - 6LondonNo DataNo DataNo Data


Local Meet Ups

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

DC4420LondonLast Tuesday of the month
DC44131EdinburghUpdates via their website
DC44141GlasgowFirst Tuesday of every month
DC441452GloucesterFirst Monday of the month
DC441392ExeterFirst Monday of the month
West Midlands Cybersecurity NightBirminghamThird Thursday of the monthN/A@Cyber3Sec
HACK::SOHOLondonThird or fourth Thursday of the month
Manchester Grey HatsManchesterFourth Wednesday of the month
Bath Area Cyber ClusterBath / BristolUpdates via their website
UK Network Operators' Forum (UKNOF)Across the UK

Jan - London
April - Manchester
January, April and September (on approximately the 3rd Thursday)


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


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 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