One of the best ways for those interested in IT leadership in security to advance their professional skills is to attend world-class conferences. I have put together a list of US IT Security Conferences in 2016 that you might want to attend. These conferences and forums bring together IT vendors, experts and information security professionals for knowledge sharing and networking.
RSA Conference – February/March 2016 – conducts information security events around the globe that connect you to industry leaders and highly relevant information.
SANS – March 2016 – is series of IT security training courses taught by real-world practitioners.
InfoSec World Expo – April 2016 – is designed to arm you with the latest tools and most current information to protect an organization.
Connected Security Expo – April 2016 – one of the largest US security events featuring product exhibition, trainings and networking sessions.
Interop – May 2016 – is a huge annual trade fair for information technology vendors and professionals.
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – June 2016 – covers technology research, information security and IT risk management solutions.
Black Hat USA – August 2016 – is a community event that includes trainings for security practitioners, briefings with experts and expo.
Microsoft Ignite – September 2016 – is Microsoft conference for IT decision makers, IT developers, analysts and consultants.
Spiceworld – November 2016 – is practical conference for IT pros with how-to sessions, tech conversations with key vendors and in-the-trenches stories with IT pros and marketers.
SC Congress – Fall 2016 – is SC Magazine event For IT Security Professionals and cybersecurity leaders.
You are very welcome to enlarge this list by suggesting another IT security events in the comments section.