Cyber Security events 2021

2020 was an almost complete wash-out for Cyber Security events. So how are things looking for 2021 or is it still to early to say?

Many events for 2020 were either canceled, postponed or carried out online instead of in-person, checkout our article Are any Cyber Security events running in 2020? for further details.

Below we examine how events for 2021 are currently stacking up:


AcceleRISE is an essential experience for tomorrow’s security leaders that’s different from your standard conference. AcceleRISE is where you’ll join other rising stars in the industry to take your career to the next level, make valuable connections and have fun.

dates TBA
Austin, Texas, USA
under planning


Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
Over two days, the Ai4 2021 Cybersecurity Summit brings together business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.

Feb 3-4
registration open


The AusCERT Conference is the oldest information security conference in Australia. Each year, we attract in the vicinity of 800 participants and approximately 50 sponsors.

May 11-14
The Star Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia
under planning

Black Hat USA 2021

From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to the most respected information security event series internationally. Today, Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, providing a premier venue for elite security researchers and trainers to find their audience.

July 21-August 5
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

Blue Team Con

Blue Team Con is an information security conference tailored for those that are performing blue team type work at organizations. This means the defenders of enterprises but also extends to the practitioners doing governance, risk, compliance, application security development, and more.

August 28-29
Fairmount, Chicago, USA
tickets available

BSides Las Vegas

BSides Las Vegas is a nonprofit organization formed to stimulate the Information Security industry and community by providing an annual, two-day conference for security practitioners and those interested in (or looking to) enter the field.

dates TBA
under planning

Cyber Science 2021

Pioneering Research & Innovation in Cyber Situational Awareness, Social Media, Cyber Security and Cyber Incident Response.

June 14-16
call for papers


DEF CON (also written as DEFCON, Defcon or DC) is one of the world’s largest and most notable hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.

August 5-8
Paris & Ball’s, Las Vegas, USA
under planning

InfoSec World 2021

To manage today’s threats, security practitioners must have the skills to be both a business partner and enabler, and have the technical expertise to prevent, detect and respond to security challenges. InfoSec World welcomes a community of information security professionals from every market and field of study, hailing from more than 100 nations around the world.

April 12-14
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, USA
call for presenters

MANUSEC (Europe)

Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing
This is your annual opportunity to build cross-departmental cybersecurity partnerships, benchmark your company’s digital maturity against peers, and participate in the discussions shaping European manufacturers’ cybersecurity landscape in 2021 and beyond.

March 2021
under planning

National Cyber Summit

National Cyber Summit is the nation’s most innovative cyber security-technology event, offering unique educational, collaborative and workforce development opportunities for industry visionaries and rising leaders. NCS offers more value than similar cyber conferences with diverse focus-areas, premier speakers, and unmatched accessibility. Our core focus is on three things: education, collaboration and innovation.

June 8-10
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
registration open

RSA Conference 2021

This Year’s Theme: Resilience
Each year we select a different theme that acts as a guidepost as we build the framework for the Conference. This year, the theme is Resilience. We chose it because resilience is a quality that lives in all of us. It’s what drives us to continue the fight, to search for new solutions, and adapt to new realities.

May 17-20
both in-person & virtual
San Francisco, California, USA
registration opens in December 2020

Are you planning on attending any in-person conferences in 2021? If so let us know which one(s) by commenting below.

Do you have a favorite Cyber Security conference that is not listed above?

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