A Guide to Infosec Calendars

Photo of a CalendarAs you know “calendaring” is something we do a lot of around NovaInfosecPortal. We have our calendar that focuses on meetups and conferences around NoVA, DC, and southern MD. In populating the conferences portion of this calendar, we not only rely people tweeting about them and visiting various meetup and conference websites but also hit up a lot of general security calendar sites to verify we didn’t miss anything happening local. So when follow DC infosec professional and artist Jack “@sintixerr” Whitsitt sent out the following tweet a few weeks ago it got me thinking.

“@sintixerr is there a good list or calendar or upcoming security/hacker conferences for the year? #

(Note: As part of a campaign to bring forward some of our older posts that we feel still benefit the community, we’ve added this article to our Best Of category that will periodically get tweeted out. Please mention it to me on Twitter or contact us if there are any other posts you feel we should include in this category. This post was previously categorized under Infosec Conferences. -@grecs)

I’ve seen this question before and have come across several lists like this over the years. As a matter of fact there is one post in particular that got me started on this whole idea of running some type of list or calendar. I didn’t want to just recreate yet another calendar but something that would be useful for people on a continual basis. This goal is what led me to include meetups as well. Of course trying to run a calendar with both conferences and meetups on a worldwide scale is next to impossible. That’s when I decided to just focus on the local DC area. This made things much more manageable!

As you can imagine in narrowing down to this niche, we’ve come across a lot of different conference calendars over the years and I thought I’d share this list with everyone. Here is my prioritized list with some commentary on each one.

  • Information Security Events: I’m not really sure who owns this calendar but it contains most of the well known security conferences as well as associated CFP deadlines for them. Google Calendar is used as a source so you get direct access as well as many of the other Google features (e.g., importing ICS into your own calendar).
  • Infosec Events North America & Worldwide Conferences and Workshops: Here are two nice little infosec event calendars that focus on North America and the rest of the world. Direct links are also provided to their Google Calendar feeds, which provides a bunch of other nice
    features as discussed above.
  • Help Net Security Conferences Listing: This site is not only a great news resource but they also run a very comprehensive calendar of infosec events. It features a filtering capability that lets you quickly find events by month, quarter, and/or continent.
  • The Ethical Hacker Network Conference Calendar: Not only is this a great calendar of infosec conferences but each event also has its own forum thread where EHN registered users can discuss each conference.
  • Crucial Point Federal Technology Events: This calendar contains many of the federal technology events and a fair portion of what they list is infosec related. Again, they are hosted on Google Calendar so it supports all their features. For more federal events they recommend checking out GovEvents.com.
  • DC Tech Events: Although not a pure infosec calendar, many of the local security events usually end up there. You can subscribe to get their events via email, import their iCal feed into your own personal calendar, or follow them on Twitter at @dctechevents to stay abreast of their posted events.

If you know of any other calendars that I may have missed please add a comment below, Contact Us, or mention it to me (@grecs) on Twitter. I hope to keep this list updated as a resource for people to use. And of course if you’re local to DC, our full calendar should have pretty much everything you need.

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In creating a locally focused infosec site, I’ve also come across other resources besides calendars that I’d like to share over the next few weeks or months. So keep an eye out here for more non-NoVA, DC, & MD resources that I found over the years. See ya! This post’s image was from Western Michigan University.

22 comments for “A Guide to Infosec Calendars

  1. November 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    This past week a new all-encompassing calendar was started. Check it out over at http://hackercons.org/.

    Also I discovered that the first entry (Information Security Events) is run by |)ruid. Thanks!

  2. December 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Another site dedicated to collect info about security conferences… http://www.conpiler.com/

  3. December 13, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    And yet another site with a security conference calendar… Also includes CFPs and can filter by country… It also indexes experts in certain specialties so reporters have some place to go to get comments on topics. https://secore.info/

  4. December 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Seems 2 b proliferation of security con calendars lately. I’ve been indexing them here, adding to cmts. http://t.co/bcPejl8h

  5. January 25, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Such a darn good #infosec link, (with calendars!) it’s hard not to share! http://t.co/mSbXYa43

  6. March 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm
  7. April 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/9N7XUHaG

  8. April 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Ultimate Guide to Infosec Conference Calendars: Be sure to check the comments too for more. Any others out there?: http://t.co/AeUUoyF2

  9. April 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I’m a little biased, but i like http://cc.thinkst.com (its a good, up todate collection of security cons, and certainly goes further back than anything i’ve seen)

  10. April 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Blog with all the details about cc.thinkst.com: http://blog.thinkst.com/2011/05/computersecurity-conference-collecting.html

  11. May 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/t0IdtECr

  12. May 31, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/t0I8W4Bx

  13. December 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/igphuKPv

  14. March 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    @jaysonstreet @_funtime @drbearsec I also put together a post of all the infosec calendars. There’s few in cmts too. http://t.co/FEhYFT4ddD

  15. March 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    @jaysonstreet @_funtime @drbearsec “A Guide to Infosec Calendars” http://t.co/FEhYFT4ddD <- Title & link…

  16. March 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/FEhYFT4ddD

  17. October 6, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/pzWqkFkH1l

  18. February 24, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/f5lwEyJYqC

  19. March 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

    New additions? RT @novainfosec: Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/Jqj22XFtow

  20. September 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Another one someone mentioned on Twitter by @packscott

    http://secopsmonkey.com/infosechappenings/

  21. November 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars http://t.co/Vq7Zou5Boj

  22. October 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    @jstnkndy @Slad3G RT @novainfosec: Best Of: A Guide to Infosec Calendars https://t.co/M6cJ5OdUWI

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