The Best Risk & Security Conferences of 2019

by Resolver

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Posted on December 20, 2018

So you want to attend an industry conference in 2019. Maybe you want to stay ahead of industry trends, learn from your peers, hear from subject matter experts, or get hands-on training. Whatever your reason, it’s often difficult to tell which conference will give you the biggest bang for your buck, and sometimes you just don’t have the time to do the research. Good news! We’ve gone ahead and done it for you.

Below is a list of 14 can’t miss conferences for Risk and Security professionals in 2019.

Conferences with Confirmed Dates in 2019

RSA Conference

March 4-8, 2019
San Francisco, California, USA

An opportunity to learn about new approaches to information security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you. The focus of this year’s conference is “better” – finding better solutions, making better connections, and keeping the digital world safe for a better world.

Compliance Week 2019

March 11-12, 2019
San Francisco, California, USA

Held at the Marines’ Memorial Club Hotel in San Francisco, Compliance Week’s annual conference is a peer-to-peer event that spotlights compliance leaders and their programs. Past keynote speakers have included representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Fortune 500 CEOs, academic thought leaders, and more. It is the event for corporate compliance and ethics, legal, and audit officers.

IIA 2019 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference

March 11-13, 2018
Gaylorn Texan/Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, USA

For nearly 40 years, GAM has been the premier experience for leaders to explore emerging issues and exchange leading practices for positive outcomes. Audit executives including CAEs, audit directors, audit committee and board members, and other stakeholders affected by the internal audit process will find the in-depth exploration of the latest issues facing today’s executives and the opportunity to network with peers over 2.5 days an invaluable experience. If you want to earn valuable CPE credits with a world-class educational program geared specifically to GAM’s executive-level delegates, this conference is a must.

DRJ Spring World

March 24-27 2018
Orlando, Florida, USA 

Disaster Recovery Journal, the premier source for Business Continuity in the United States, hosts an annual conference packed with engaging, interactive, and purposeful sessions to give you the skills and tools you need to put business continuity into practice. Learn how to reduce downtime, increase safety, secure your data, reduce your overall risk and save time and money by learning how to prevent disruptions or respond swiftly when they occur.

ISC West

April 9-12, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The newest products from leading manufacturers, training tailored specifically to your needs, and unlimited networking opportunities. Join the industry’s leading and largest event encompassing all of security with the most informative and competitive resources.

Continuity Insights 2019 Management Conference

April 15-17, 2019
Miami, Florida, USA 

The Continuity Insights Management Conference provides essential tools business continuity professionals need to turn their operation into a front-line resilient environment. It features the deepest, most advanced-level educational program available at any industry event for experienced business continuity professionals.

The conference comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking functions, a review of the latest technologies and practices, additional certification*, pre- and post-conference workshops, and much more, offering unmatched opportunities to learn from and network with those responsible for the integrity, availability, resilience, and security of their organizations.

RIMS 2019

April 28 – May 1, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

RIMS 2019 is the largest risk event of the year. You’ll find an unprecedented number of sessions exceptional across a wide-range of risk-related topics. In addition to in-depth sessions, there are shorter presentations in the Thought Leader Theater, Global Studio, Innovation Lab and Wellness Zenter. Walk the aisles of the Marketplace to meet with current providers and discover new ones, with over 400+ companies to meet.  ​​

Interop ITX

May 20-23, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Interop ITX provides a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of all the latest innovations, including cloud computing, virtualization, security, mobility and data center advances that help position your company for growth. Understand the growing threat landscape and how to mitigate risk with content on new attack vectors and how to detect them, security architectures, compliance and legal issues, ransomware, incident response, and network, mobile, and cloud security challenges. An event for the IT community, its an opportunity to learn about technologies and solutions outside your current ecosystems. Featuring 130+ sessions via a mix of hands-on, panel, and speaker-led sessions, build a custom educational experience suited for you.

InfoSecurity Europe

June 4-6, 2019
Olympia, London, UK

Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) is the region’s number one information security event featuring Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme with over 240 free sessions to attend and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products.

Infosecurity Europe is an annual conference that has evolved into one of Europe’s largest and most highly-regarded information security events. Its reputation is bolstered by the conference’s free rate of admission.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

June 17-20, 2019
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is a comprehensive and definitive information download for CISOs as well as security, risk management, and business continuity professionals. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest threats and technology trends like IoT, AI, machine learning, and blockchain. It brings together all the issues related to infrastructure protection, governance, risk management, compliance, business continuity, disaster preparedness, and response and recovery.

GSX 2019 (powered by ASIS International)

September 8-12, 2019
Chicago, Illinois, USA

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) is holding its 65th annual educational and networking security industry event, Global Security Exchange (GSX). Network with over 20,000 colleagues from around the globe, see the latest security products and services, and attend any of over 350 educational sessions.

ISC East

November 20-21, 2019
New York City, New York, USA

Meet over 200 technical reps from over 200 brands showcasing the latest equipment, products and services to solve your business needs. Attend FREE business seminars designed to increase revenue and reduce costs. ISC East is a proven venue to build relationships and share insights and ideas with thousands of industry colleagues.

Conferences that Haven’t Confirmed 2019 Dates… Yet

BlackHat USA

2019 Date TBD
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Now in its 22nd year, Black Hat USA is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. While details for 2019 haven’t been released yet, you can read about the 2018 conference here.


2019 Dates TBD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Illuminating the Black Art of Security. Now entering its 13th year, SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors. Until the 2019 conference details are confirmed, you can read about SecTor 2018 here.

Can’t Make it to Any of these Conferences?

If you’re unable to travel to any of these conferences but still want to hear from industry experts, head on over to our events page to see what exciting events we’re bringing to a city near you. We’re always hosting local events, Int:rsect Meetups, and webinars throughout the year so be sure to check in frequently.


About the Author

Resolver Protects What Matters®. Over 1,000 of the world’s largest organizations use our cloud software to protect their employees, customers, supply chain, brand and shareholders. Resolver’s Integrated Risk Management platform helps plan and prepare your organization to limit the likeliness or impact of events from occurring; this includes Risk Assessment, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Control, Internal Audit and Compliance. We also support the response and recovery process when an event does occur; including Incident Reporting, Incident Response and Investigations. Resolver’s team is comprised of security, risk and compliance experts supporting customers across 100 countries with offices in North America, United Kingdom and the Middle East.

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