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2020 European Cyber Security Events

2020 European Cyber Security Events

There's a lot of exciting Cyber Security conferences taking place across Europe in 2020, so we've put together the most comprehensive list that you'll find, covering all of the big European events taking place throughout the year.

These conferences will give you the opportunity to learn from the experts and take advantage of peer-to-peer discussions and networking to develop new ideas and get the information you need to address current and future cyber security issues.

*New events will be added throught the year, as they are announced.


Event: SANS Amsterdam

Date: 20th - 25th January

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description: SANS Secure Europe provides the information to the attendees relating to Cyber Defence, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Security Management. It will provide the attendees with the skills to defend their organisation against security breaches and prevent future attacks. It aims to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets.


Event: CPDP 2020 Data Protection & Artificial Intelligence

Date: 22nd - 24th January

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: ​As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.


Event: SINET Global Cyber Security Innovation Summit

Date: 30th January 

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: Purposely intimate, thought provoking, cutting edge and first-class in every respect, SINET events are networking and education opportunities where trust is developed and ideas are shared.  These events create a unique environment where leading security professionals can make valuable connections while gaining new perspectives about best practices and the ever evolving threat landscape.


Event: 2020 CTI-EU | Bonding EU Cyber Threat Intelligence

Date: 30th - 31st January

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: Just as in previous years (2017, 2018), ENISA organizes the third version of its bonding event on Cyberthreat Intelligence (CTI). The event is going to take place in the THON-EU Hotel in Brussels on 30th and 31st January 2020.

The event aims at bringing together experts, practitioners, researchers, academia and individuals who are interested in the developments in the area of CTI. CTI EU is a forum for discussing European and international developments in CTI, get informed about the current trends in CTI, meeting CTI service providers and get informed about current CTI offerings, requirements, use cases, tools and practices.


Event: Cybersecurity Standardization Conference 2020

Date: 3rd February

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: The conference will discuss the challenges in the standardisation landscape for Cybersecurity in light of the EU Cybersecurity Act. Among the topics are; The role of standardisation to support the certification framework, Achievments in cybersecurity standardisation and the rolling plan of standardisation bodies, First EU certification scheme – difficulties and success stories in relation to standards, and Next prospective schemes.


Event: ManuSec Europe

Date: 4th - 5th February

Location: Munich, Germany

Description: ManuSec Europe is an intimate and exclusive platform for IT and OT security leaders from Europe’s manufacturing industry to exchange in-depth cybersecurity knowledge.

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 2020 and beyond.


Event: ITASEC20

Date: 4th - 7th February

Location: Ancona, Italy

Description: The Italian Conference on CyberSecurity (ITASEC) is an annual event supported and organized by the Cini Cybersecurity National Lab. The 2020 edition will take place in Ancona, from February 4th to February 7th; it will gather Italian researchers and professionals working in the field of cybersecurity, from both private and public sectors and include academia, industries, research institutions, and government.


Event: IT Defense 2020

Date: 5th - 7th February

Location: Bonn, Germany

Description: The extraordinary IT security congress with top-class international speakers is now taking place for the 18th time.

IT defense is different: it is not a conference with sponsors and advertising lectures, but an interesting mix of specialist lectures that focus on the content. At the same time, high-quality evening events guarantee an exchange with speakers and other participants.

Participants from industry, the military and administration in particular appreciate the opportunity to network during breaks and evening events. Here the IT security officers can exchange ideas with their peers and discuss technical questions.


Event: Teiss London 2020 - The European InfoSec Summit

Date: 12th February

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: This event will welcome over 100 speakers from around the world for two days of high-level Presentations, Panel sessions, Roundtables and Workshops. teissLondon2020 is the largest cyber security summit across Europe focusing on the human challenges in improving delegates’ cyber security efforts, the latest threats they face, and the technological developments that can support them.

This year, we are focusing on key themes and challenges faced by 500+ CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, Heads of Information Security and other senior cyber security professionals


Event: HackCon #15 - 2020

Date: 12th - 13th February

Location: Oslo, Norway

Description: Every year, within topics that are highly relevant, around 1200 - 1400 presentations and research are watched to pick the absolutely best speakers for HackCon. From all the presentations/research we go through, about one percent (12 each year) is picked and have the chance to speak at HackCon. In the past, we've had speakers from Norway, Sweden , USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England, Italy, Spain and several other countries.


Event: Swiss Cyber Security Days 2020

Date: 12th - 13th February

Location: Fribourg, Switzerland

Description: The Swiss Cyber ​​Security Days (SCSD) are Switzerland's leading cyber security competence. The SCSDs presented in the Forum Friborg convey extensive know-how between technology and the public with current and future innovative solutions. With digitization and Industry 4.0, we are facing an era of social change - or are already in the middle of it. The two-day event is a forum with experts from Switzerland and abroad as well as an innovative exhibition area with high interactive potential that reflects Switzerland's technical expertise and its innovative solutions.


Event: Disobey Conference 2020

Date: 14th - 15th February

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Description: Disobey fills Helsinki Cable Factory again with Security Professionals, Hackers, makers and other like minded people. The main event will be filled with talks from leading security professionals, hackers and other interesting people. Workshops will cover practical cyber security, vulnerabilities, exploits and system fortification. Of course, we will have Disobey parties for you... Perhaps even other casual, off-program activities!


Event: OffensiveCon 2020

Date: 14th - 15th February

Location: Berlin, Germany

Description: OffensiveCon Berlin is a highly technical international security conference focused on offensive security only. The aim of OffensiveCon is to bring the hacker community together for high quality and deep technical talks, engaging and renowned technical trainings. The talks at OffensiveCon are focused on offensive IT security topics such as vulnerability discovery, advanced exploitation techniques and reverse engineering.


Event: Rail Cyber Security 5th Annual Summit

Date: 18th - 19th February

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: Now in its 5th year, this two day executive forum will include presentations, case studies and multiple cross-disciplinary panel discussion sessions.

Leveraging key insight from the Cyber Senate portfolio of vertical conferences from throughout 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 this year’s event will be dominated by the best global Technology and Information Security experts across the Rail supply chain, including executive leadership from Rolling Stock companies, Train Operating companies, Rail Cargo and Freight transportation companies and some of the world’s leading CNI cyber security subject matter experts.

MARCH 2020:


Event: Command Control – The European Cybersecurity Summit​

Date: 3rd - 4th March

Location: Munich, Germany

Description: At the Summit, you will meet world-leading thought leaders and professionals in cybersecurity, as well as specialists in governance, risk and compliance and digital transformation leader.

Take advantage of the interdisciplinary dialog platform to network, exchange experience and expand competencies alongside pioneers in digital leadership; let yourself be inspired by vision and innovation. Get to know tried and tested solutions for secure digital transformation and expand your knowledge in workshops.


Event: SANS Prague

Date: 9th - 14th March

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Description: Sans Prague is recognized around the world as the best place to develop the deep, hands-on cyber security skills most needed right now. Join us for immersion training that will provide the attendees with the skills to defend their organisation against security breaches and prevent future attacks.


Event: Nordic Cyber Series

Date: 10th - 11th March

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Description: As Digital transformation advances, Nordic companies are accelerating the migration of data to the cloud, crafting new digital systems and increasing the number of endpoints. For 2020, the Nordic Cyber Security Summit acts as an enabler, opening up discussions to support these advancements and overcome such challenges. Uniting senior IT security leaders from across a variety of industries including Energy, Banking & Finance, Retail and FMCG, the summit is designed to help forge collaborative relationships and secure Nordic’s public and private sectors from malicious threats like phishing and ransomware.


Event: TrueSec Cyber Security Summit 2020

Date: 11th - 12th March

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Description: The most important event in cyber security this year! Join us for a two-day event with leading cybersecurity experts. Truesec will share insights based on real-world experience, knowledge, and passion for IT security. For those interested in today’s escalating cyber threats, techniques used by criminals, and how to secure your IT environments.


Event: Cyber Security & Cloud Expo - Global 2020

Date: 17th - 18th March

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: Returning to the Olympia London, the fifth Cyber Security & Cloud Expo event is co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo, 5G Expo and Blockchain Expo, so you can explore the future of these convergent technologies under one roof.

Expand your knowledge and gain the security skills needed to steer your organisation to a more secure future. 9,000 attendees are expected to congregate from across the world including CISO’s, Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Security Professionals, Start-Up’s, OEM’s, Government, Operators, Technology Providers, Investors and many more.


Event: InfoSecurity Belgium

Date: 18th - 19th March

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: During Infosecurity.be, Data & Cloud Expo we pay extensive attention to this theme. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to change our business forever. From self-learning chatbots to support customer service and automating accounting to diagnosing healthcare: artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be the new holy grail in the IT market.


Event: The Future of Cyber Security Europe

Date: 24th March

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: It’s our 15th year and this will see the event taken to the next level with a new location, more networking time, more streams and bigger name speakers than ever before. In contrast to our previous events, The Future of Cyber Security Europe Conference 2020 will be a closed-door, invite-only conference and expedition featuring 300 hand-picked senior executives from major UK firms.

The event is aimed at board level executives and senior IT decision-makers from government and industries including critical infrastructure, retail, healthcare and financial services.

APRIL 2020:

Event: HITBSecConf

Date: 20th - 24th April

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description: The 11TH HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands. Taking place across 5 days from the 20th till the 24th of April 2020 and featuring all new 4-day training courses!


Event: ItaliaSec 2020

Date: 28th - 29th April

Location: Milan, Italy

Description: ItaliaSec is an intimate collaboration platform dedicated to senior cyber security professionals from across the country’s core industries – including Banking & Finance, FMCG & Retail, Food & Beverage, and Utilities. Returning to Italy for the 4th time in 2020, this is the annual platform for the country’s primary cyber security players to discuss their most pressing cyber security challenges and evaluate the best strategies to safeguard from them.

MAY 2020:

Event: Paranoia 2020

Date: 11th - 12th May

Location: Oslo, Norway

Description: Welcome to Paranoia 2020 - the Nordic's leading Cyber Security Conference. Paranoia gathers international security experts for discussions on cyber threats, future scenarios and how you can best prepare for the challenges to come.


Event: DACHsec

Date: 12th - 13th May

Location: Munich, Germany

Description: DACHsec is a CPD certified collaborative platform uniting senior cyber security professionals from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to discuss their cyber security challenges and outline strategies to safeguard from them. Delegates represent the region’s private and public sectors and core industries, including Banking & Finance, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Utilities.


Event: World Conference on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking

Date: 21st - 22nd May

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Events with over 1000+ Conferences, 1000+ Symposiums and 1000+ Workshops on Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business.


Event: Security Fest

Date: 27th - 29th May

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Description: Security Fest is an inspiring and unique IT security conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about IT security, and a great way to connect with both the renowned international speakers, and the other attendees. We’re honoured to have some amazing renowned speakers from all over the world, in two great conference days! Learn. Inspire. Connect.

JUNE 2020:

Event: InfoSecurity Europe

Date: 2nd - 4th June

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: Europe’s Leading Event for Information and Cyber Security. Bringing business, tech and cyber communities together to discuss and discover how best to protect companies and individuals. Meet with the world's most innovative suppliers and cyber experts, immerse yourself in hands-on tech and learn from world-renowned speakers and thought-leaders. 

Get the insight and education you need need to manage information and cyber risk to build resilience within complex organisations. Discover CISO insights and thought-provoking sessions.


Event: 8th International Conference of Security, Privacy and Trust Management

Date: 13th - 14th June

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Description: 8th International Conference of Security, Privacy and Trust Management (SPTM 2020) looks for significant contributions to Trust management for networks. Original papers are invited on Security, Privacy and Trust Management of wireless and wired networks. The goal of this Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on advanced networking concepts and establishing new collaborations in these areas.


Event: Hack in Paris 2020

Date: 15th - 19th June

Location: Paris, France

Description: Hack in Paris is a steadily growing event, gathering each year IT security experts and passionate, in the French capital. In a dedicated environment, attendees can really understand the realities of hacking and the consequences that companies are facing. It offers during 5 days, a high-quality program dealing with high end IT security, industrial espionage, penetration testing, physical security, forensics, malware analysis techniques and countermeasures.


Event: FranSec 

Date: 24th - 25th June

Location: Paris, France

Description: FranSec launches in June 2020 as part of the regional cyber security series dedicated for senior security thought leaders in France to trigger productive discussion, share best practice and develop policies and standards to help secure the future of French industry and infrastructure.

Cyber security has firmly established its position as a key concern for public and private sector alike as business adapt to becoming more agile and introducing new ways of working through digital innovation.


Event: European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS)

Date: 25th - 26th June

Location: Chester, United Kingdom

Description: It is now 19 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Ireland, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, to mention only a few of the countries which have hosted it. This conference attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community. ECCWS is generally attended by participants from more than 30 countries.

JULY 2020:

Event: CyberCon London 2020: Managing Fraud Risk & Cybersecurity

Date: 2nd July

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: CyberCon London 2020 is the most progressive event of its kind and is designed to upskill you in matters of fraud and cybersecurity, allowing you to identify and protect against immediate and future threats to your organisation.,

Exclusive speakers and industry-leading fraud and cybersecurity experts will deliver a uniquely immersive and interactive conference experience based on real-world scenarios.


Event: SEC-T - 0x0D

Date: 16th - 18th September

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Description: A hacking and security conference in the heart of Stockholm. SEC-T is an affordable, non-profit, English speaking, two days, single track information security/hacking conference taking place in late summer every year in Stockholm, Sweden. At SEC-T we focus on providing our audience with high-quality talks and in-depth “QnA” with speakers. SEC-T is a conference where you can feel safe from sales pitches and marketing presentations as we have a large focus on our speakers’ research and first-person accounts.


Event: ICCNT 2020 

Date: 20th - 22nd September

Location: Paris, France

Description: The 4th International Conference on Communication and Network Technology (ICCNT 2020) aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professionals from both the industry and the academia to share their newest research findings and results in the related fields. ICCNT is organized by International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and has been held since 2017 in Zurich, 2018 in Stockholm, and 2019 in Amsterdam. This three-day event will provide an opportunity to researchers and scholars working in the field of communication and network technology to network with each other and create chances for discussion and possible cooperations.


Event: Security of Things World

Date: 21st - 22nd September

Location: Berlin, Germany

Description: The Security of Things World will showcase the strategies, opportunities, and use and business cases of implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security solutions in the manufacturing and engineering industries. We bring together 100+ IIoT Security, cybersecurity, IT & OT security decision makers and practitioners to discuss and evaluate the security risks in the context of IIoT, to create insights into new technologies and best practice of securing smart, connected plants and assembly lines, and to progress their IIoT Security function.




Date: 19th - 22nd October 

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Description: CS3STHLM – the Stockholm international summit on Cyber Security in SCADA and Industrial Control Systems - is an annual summit that gather the most important stakeholders across critical processes and industries. CS3STHLM has been organized since 2014, and has quickly become the premier ICS Security Summit in Northern Europe!


Event: Cyber Security & Fraud Summit: London

Date: 20th October

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: This Global Summit Series will take place across four continents focusing on global security topics such as fraud and breach prevention and on many key industry verticals such as finance, government, retail, energy and healthcare.

All content will be driven by our global editorial team including executive editors from publications like DataBreachtoday, BankInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity and HealthcareInfoSecurity. These events will provide the opportunity to learn from industry influencers, earn CPE credits, meet with leading technology providers and be a part of the ISMG community of over 700,000 subscribers.


Event: Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2020

Date: 9th - 11th November

Location: Berlin, Germany

Description: Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2020 is one of the largest independent cybersecurity events in Europe. With 4 parallel sessions, more than 100 speakers, 60 best practice & interactive sessions, you will have a perfect chance to hear about the challenges facing your peers. You will learn about incident response, OT/IoT Security, Privacy, Risk Management and other topics from their day to day experiences of cybersecurity leaders. Exhibition and networking areas will provide you with further chances for knowledge-exchange.


Event: UKsec 2020

Date: 10th November

Location: London, United Kingdom

Description: UKsec is an intimate platform dedicated to senior cyber security professionals in the UK’s service sector. For 2019, the summit brought the human factor to the core of discussions through the theme Embracing Diversity for a Collaborative Cyber-Space. 


Event: Cyber Security Executive

Date: 18th November

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Description: Cyber Security Executive provides a unique look at the role of cybersecurity in modern business competitiveness. In the centre of technological change, the event provides a chance for every business leader to learn, network, and share in how improving cybersecurity can help provide better and more valuable business outcomes. You'll hear from powerful keynotes, top technology companies, startups, established cyber security companies, researchers, associations, regulators and other top thought leaders in different communities as we explore multiple aspects of the world of cyber security, risk assessment and management.



Date: 14th - 16th December

Location: Vienna, Austria

Description: The International Conference on Cryptology And Network Security (CANS) is a recognized annual conference, focusing on all aspects of cryptology, and of data, network, and computer security, attracting cutting-edge results from world-renowned scientists in the area.

CANS 2020 will be held in Vienna (Austria) in collaboration with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.


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