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Top Security Trade Shows 2016 and 2017

Information security is a fast-growing and rapidly evolving field, as evidenced by the number of industry gatherings held each year. 2016 holds an exciting lineup of trade shows and conventions for professionals involved in all aspects of cyber security. Here’s some of our can’t miss trade shows for exhibitors in the security industry.

Black Hat – July 30 – August 4, Las Vegas
Presented specifically for the global InfoSec community, Black Hat is a six-day conference that provides intense training for security practitioners at all levels. Courses include “Countermeasures and Hacking Back,” “Adaptive Penetration Testing,” “Advanced Cloud Security and Applied SecDevOps,” and much more. A valuable marketing opportunity for information security product and service providers, Black Hat attracts large companies from the information and networking security, IT/telecommunications, financial services and defense industries. Nearly two-thirds of attendees have a role in their company’s purchase decisions; seven out of 10 define solution requirements; and almost nine out of 10 influence solutions selections.

ASIS – September 12 – 15, Orlando, Florida
The 62nd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits show is expected to attract 20,000 security professionals from around the globe to focus on new and innovative technologies designed to mitigate risk and meet today’s evolving information security challenges. Keynote speakers include Ted Koppel and Dr. Beck Weathers, a survivor of the 1996 Mt. Everest tragedy. If you want to acquire qualified leads from security industry professionals, ASIS is the place to be. The largest BPA-verified security industry expo, ASIS attracts a diverse audience of security decision-makers from public and private sectors, with more than 90% of attendees involved in or influencing buying decisions in their companies.

Focus Intel Security – November 1 – 3, Las Vegas
Formerly called McAfee Conference, this annual event introduces security professionals to new and innovative tools, techniques and strategies for defending against advanced cyber attacks. The premier gathering for Intel Security customers, this convention provides a direct line to thousands of Intel Security users looking for leading-edge products and services to help them reduce costs, streamline processes, and drive administrative efficiencies for their networks and systems.

AWS re:Invent – November 28 – December 2, Las Vegas
The largest global cloud computing conference, AWS (Amazon Web Services) offers opportunities to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS solutions. This year’s gathering includes mini-conferences on topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), serverless computing, security, and containers, as well as the usual hands-on labs, boot camps, and one-on-one engagements with AWS experts. As the premier global cloud computing conference, AWS re:Invent puts exhibitors in front of nearly 25,000 attendees who are looking to explore the latest in new cloud products, services, and technologies.

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Here’s a preview of our 2017 Top Trade Security Shows

RSA – February 29 – March 4, San Francisco (2017)
Held in March in San Francisco, RSA brings together more than 40,000 attendees to address the critical issues facing information security professionals. Keynotes and learning sessions focused on the “Internet of Things,” industrial control systems, artificial intelligence, encryption, machine learning, and more. With the highest level of traffic density per square foot of all high-tech conferences, RSA offers a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of security company leaders from 84 different countries. 75% of attendees qualify as decision-makers, and 32% have annual budgets exceeding $5 million, nearly twice the industry average of $2.6 million.

ISC West – April 4 – 6, Las Vegas (2017)
Presented during April, the International Security Conference & Exposition is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry. It introduces the latest in security and products technology while offering hands-on training in key areas such as biometrics, access control, alarms and monitoring, IP security, video Surveillance/CCTV, and networked security products. ISC offers the best place to promote your brands, launch new products, and meet buyers with open projects by putting you in front of 29,000 industry professionals, many of whom do not attend any other major security event. At ISC, you can showcase your products and services to dealers and installers, security end-users, IT security integrators, chief technology officers, value-added re-sellers, and more.

CACS – May 1 – 3, Las Vegas (2017)
CACS (computer-assisted coding systems) is hosted in early May by ISACA, an independent, nonprofit, global association serving IS audit, assurance, security and risk management, and governance professionals worldwide. The four-day event offers numerous training opportunities through expert-led sessions, workshops, and focused learning tracks. North America’s leading conference for IS audit, assurance, security and control professionals, CACS offers an exciting opportunity to connect with prospects looking for audit and assurance, data governance, cyber-security, privacy, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC), and career and communications management solutions from the industry’s top providers.

ESX – June 8 – 10, Fort Worth, Texas (2017)
Billed as “the definitive event for professionals who are passionate about electronic security and life safety”, ESX brings together electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring companies to share ideas and solutions for growing their companies and enhancing their business skills. ESX is the definitive event for electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators and monitoring companies. Each year, more than 1,000 exhibitors present electronic security products, services, and solutions that allow attendees to implement practical solutions and concepts for their companies.