Many data security and governance events have switched their formats to virtual conferences to continue offering their programming during the pandemic. Check out these nine events coming up in the next few months to learn about the latest trends in data security, new best practices in data governance, and innovations that can transform how you manage your data.

Table of Contents

  1. Opentext Enfuse On Air 2020
  2. Data Governance and Information Quality Conference
  3. ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy
  4. Cloud and DevOps Security 2020
  5. Black Hat Europe 2020
  6. Cloud Data Protection Summit
  7. TDWI Virtual World Conference
  8. Data Governance and Compliance for Financial Institutions
  9. Enterprise Data Governance Online

1. Opentext Enfuse On Air 2020

Date: Nov 10 - Dec 1, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: $0

Opentext Enfuse On Air 2020 is a free information security conference covering the latest in cybersecurity and digital investigations, with sessions every Tuesday from November 10th, 2020, to December 1st, 2020. The topics covered in this year’s conference include shifts in consumer behavior, newly remote workforces, the latest in digital forensics and incident response, and how to keep massive data volumes safe in this environment.

The conference includes a wide range of content for information security professionals, such as:

  • CPE-eligible virtual labs
  • On-demand breakout sessions
  • 15-minute concentrated sessions
  • Live keynotes
  • Networking opportunities with attendees and industry leaders
  • Cybersecurity case studies from government agencies, enterprises, and law enforcement organizations

2. Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) by DATAVERSITY

Date: Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: $0 - $1,495

DGIQ is one of the largest events in the world that covers data governance and information quality. In 2020, it runs from December 7th to December 11th. This conference has content available for everyone involved in data governance and has a wide mix of virtual formats to meet the needs of attendees. DGIQ is a mix of a paid and free event. Complimentary sessions are available on December 8th and 9th, but the rest of the conference requires a paid registration. The price varies based on the number of sessions you sign up for, with half-day tutorials ranging from $299 each or $1,495 for five.  

Some highlights of this event include:

  • Tutorial and workshop
  • Topic-specific tracks
  • General conference sessions
  • Two-day seminars
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tool and service exhibits
  • Live presentations
  • On-demand recordings and slide downloads
  • Breakout sessions

3. ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy

Date: Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2021
Location: Virtual (with potential to become a hybrid event, location TBA)
Price: TBA

The ACM has moved its 11th annual Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy online and scheduled for April 26th to the 28th, 2021. The organization does state that it may become a hybrid in-person and virtual event if the pandemic situation changes enough for a safe face-to-face event. Registration fees are not currently published on the event website.

This conference focuses on the latest research in its target areas and is best suited for a highly technical audience. The papers accepted into the conference cover an array of cybersecurity and privacy topics, and helps to advance the science of computing. Here is a sampling of topics frequently accepted for this conference:

  • Software stack security
  • Data privacy
  • Functionality trade-offs
  • Data and application layer security

4. Cloud and DevOps Security 2020

Date: Oct 19 to Oct 24, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: $799 - $7,020

The Cloud and DevOps Security 2020 conference offers in-depth courses for cybersecurity professionals wanting to expand their skillsets, as well as networking opportunities and talks. It caters to skilled IT security professionals wanting more knowledge about how to protect cloud and DevOps environments. The classes run from October 19th to October 24th, 2020, and your registration fee depends on the content you sign up for.

Examples of four-day courses and bonus sessions offered at this conference include:

  • Cloud Security Essentials
  • Managing Security Vulnerabilities
  • Blue Team Fundamentals
  • Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
  • Cloud security best practices
  • Securing hybrid and multi-cloud deployments
  • Peer networking
  • Live and on-demand access
  • Certification exam discounts
  • Netwars

5. Black Hat Europe 2020

Date: Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: 150 to 3,399

Black Hat Europe is scheduled for December 7th to December 8th, 2020 and is one of the prominent information security conferences in the world. It’s suitable for data security professionals and researchers wanting to keep up with the innovations, publications, and trends in their field. While the intended audience for the conference is highly technical professionals, it does offer a lot of value for those moving in to this field, as well as business developers, venture capitalists, and business executives. The price of registration depends on the part of Black Hat you want to participate in. A Business Hall pass is free and allows you to access the information security vendors. If you’re involved in academia as a professor or student, it’s 150. For other attendees, the Briefings registration is 399. Hands-on training is priced individually and ranges from 2,399 to 3,399.

The conference has many highlights, including:

  • Two and four-day hands-on training sessions
  • Vulnerability disclosure briefings
  • Newly published information security research
  • Offensive and defensive hacker training
  • Exploit development news
  • Peer networking opportunities
  • Product and solution evaluation
  • Vendor-neutral content
  • 25 to 50-minute sessions

6. Cloud Data Protection Summit

Date: Nov 17, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: $0

The Cloud Data Protection Summit is dedicated to addressing data security challenges in cloud-based environments. This event, held on November 17th, 2020, provides IT professionals with strategies for keeping data in the cloud safe, getting more out of this data, and improving business resiliency. You can access all of the event’s content for free.

Sessions and conference highlights include:

  • Keynotes
  • Product demonstrations
  • Multiple breakout tracks covering protecting cloud environments, cyber resilience, cloud migration, and remote workforce data protection
  • Actionable techniques for cloud security
  • Cloud protection case studies

7. TDWI Virtual World Conference

Date: Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: $0 - $699

The TDWI Virtual World Conference held on December 1st to December 3rd, 2020, is a data and analytics training event. It’s suitable for all data professionals and offers many excellent sessions. You have several registration options. The TDWI executive program is free and comes with a training track pass. The in-depth training sign up offers single course pricing at $199, and full admission pricing with six courses starts at $699. General admission is free and comes with access to keynotes, the exhibit hall, and the demo theater.

The conference content includes:

  • 24 in-depth half-day courses
  • Invitation-only leadership program
  • Topics covering data governance, cloud architecture, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data strategy
  • Case studies
  • Peer networking opportunities
  • Exhibit hall
  • Demo theater

8. Data Governance and Compliance for Financial Institutions

Date: Dec 10, 2020
Location: Virtual
Price: €899 - €1999

The Data Governance and Compliance for Financial Institutions Conference, a one-day event scheduled for December 10th, 2020, offers a specialized experience in this high-security risk industry. This data governance-centric event is in its third year and is most suitable for data professionals. Registration ranges from 899 to 1999.

The sessions cover a lot of ground for financial institutions, such as:

  • How to best manage your data
  • How to create a data governance strategy for the cloud
  • Data ethics
  • Mitigating and managing your security risks
  • Data lineage framework management

9. Enterprise Data Governance Online

Date: Jan 27, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: $0

Enterprise Data Governance Online is scheduled for January 27th, 2021 and registration is free for all attendees. This event is intended for anyone who is involved in data governance for enterprises, but it’s particularly valuable for professionals who are in charge of building and managing their organization’s data governance strategies.

Event content includes:

  • Six live presentations on data governance
  • On-demand presentations and slide downloads
  • Live speaker Q&A sessions
  • 40-minute long sessions with leaders in data governance

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