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The top 10 security events to attend in 2015

A handful of complementary seminars look forward to the future of the IT security landscape and the opportunity to get hold of IT security products at the very best price possible.

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Black Hat USA

Black Hat USA 2015

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

When? 1-6 August

Black Hat USA is the conference that often makes the news due to hackers giving keynote speeches on the next piece of malware that is ready to lay waste to your machine. This year will be no different. It works slightly differently to some of the other gatherings in that it starts off with four days of training briefings for security personnel before giving way to two days for the conference proper.

Over 100 briefings are chosen independently by various global experts and there are various other elements including the business hall, arsenal, pwnie awards, and a lot more.

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Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

Gartner Summits

Where? Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

When? 14-15 September

Gartner is one of the big names in analytics for the technology industry and as you might expect this conference includes seminars from a distinguished list of research directors, analysts and vice presidents that you simply won't get elsewhere.

The conference programme is split into four different tracks that are designed to appeal to the following roles: C-Level & Team, CISOs & Security Directors/Managers, BCM & Disaster Recovery Managers, and Financial Services. One of the more interesting tracks at this year's conference is Track D, which looks at Business Continuity Management and the Internet of Things.

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The Future of Cyber Security 2015

The Future of Cyber Security 2015

Where? Prospero House Conference Centre, Borough High Street, London

When? 24 September

With the growth of the Internet of Things being such a big issue in the IT industry as a whole, it's only right that there's a conference that puts a major focus on it. Among the other big issues that this year's one day show will cover are BYOD and wearable devices, data protection, cloud security, big data, phishing and every other topic you've come to expect an event of this ilk to cover.

In addition to the IoT, there is also a strong focus on government IT security with no fewer than two keynotes examining strategy and how the country's leaders intend to respond to emerging cyber security threats.

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VB2015 (Virus Bulletin 2015)

VB2015

Where? Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

When? 30 September - 2 October

Fancy a weekend in Prague? Then the VB2015 conference is the one for you. The gathering is held in a different city every year and the capital of the Czech Republic will see a range of issues discussed including malware and botnets, anti-malware tools and techniques, mobile devices, spam and social networks, network security, and a lot more.

Speakers are drawn from a wide range of the top cyber security names such as Intel Security, HP, Avast Software, Trend Micro, Kaspersky and others, and this is certainly a line-up of speakers that really know their stuff.

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ISSE 2015

ISSE 2015

Where? Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

When? 10-11 November

Founded as part of an initiative of the European Commission Directorate General Information Society, ISSE is among the few "independent, interdisciplinary security conferences and exhibitions" in the world. ISSE's main feature is an educational programme covering all the developments on the European landscape when it comes to directions and regulations issued by the EU.

There are five topic areas that the conference will aim to cover. These are: trust services, eID and cloud security; BYOD and mobile security; cyber security, cyber crime, critical infrastructures; CISO inside, management of privacy and data protection; biometric applications and regulation and policies.

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