2022 presents the opportunity to finally rejoin our peers and start to go back to many of the leading global IT conferences. After years of managing the new realities of the Covid-19 global pandemic, many have begun to emerge back into the physical conference scene while others continue to exist in hybrid or purely online.

With some many factors to navigate, we wanted to help highlight some of the most important and potentially impactful events, sure to captivate headlines and spread new ideas in the first quarter of 2022.

1) IMPACT 2022

Date: Jan 31st

Location: Online

Event Type: Online

IMPACT 2022 features more than 120 sessions including presentation and networking activities on directed around Performance Engineering, DevOps, Monitoring and Observability, Mainframe, Data Centers, Cloud, and more.

As the premier source of exchange hosting all things enterprise IT and infrastructure Impact will surely be a focal point of the conference season. Impact states that it is ‘the only conference of its kind where attendees can obtain real-world knowledge and training that is not vendor-run’ so the opportunity to learn in a product-agnostic environment from leading IT professionals makes this event a can’t miss.

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2) SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

Date: Jan 27th – Feb 5th

Location: Online

Event Type: Online

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit brings together industry and IT leaders around specific analytical techniques and capabilities to bring cyber threats into the real world.

Through case studies and firsthand experience, the summit, and its resources can be utilized to properly create and maintain threat intelligence in your organization. The SANS Live Online also provides courses to help you expand your information security expertise.

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3) 2022 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Date: Feb 14th

Location: Dubai, UAE

Event Type: Online

The 2022 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai, aims to explore the latest insights on security threats, exchange new ideas and industry best practices for numerous vital sectors.

This event will bring together global leaders, government officials, and dynamic up and coming innovators leading the field of Security and Risk management.

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4) Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe

Date: Feb 22nd – Feb 23rd

Location: London, UK

Event Type: Hybrid

The fight against ransomware takes the stage at the 2022 Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe, with leading industry experts weighing in on how best to mitigate this growing cyber threat. The Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe aims to connect leading security organizations and their expert advisors together to discuss industry resilience and business continuity planning, sharing lessons learned and enabling businesses to better protect themselves.

The Ransomware Resilience Summit Europe will enable your security team to better understand how widespread ransomware is, the financial impact it has on businesses and why it is no longer a case of if but when you will face an attack as well as Gain an understanding of the inner workings of ransomware gangs and the latest trends and techniques they are using.

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5) Black Hat Spring Training

Date: Feb 28th -Mar 3rd

Location: Arlington, VA

Event Type: Hybrid

Black Hat Trainings will be held virtually and at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Virginia, in February 28th  – March 3rd. The training is centered on Develop in-demand cybersecurity skills in hands-on, taught by expert instructors and leading IT personalities from around the world. From infrastructure hacking to incident response, there’s a course for individuals of all experience levels.

Black Hat Trainings span a range of technical topics, offering opportunities for beginner to advanced practitioners to up their skillset. Courses are led by expert instructors, vetted by the Black Hat Review Board and often taught exclusively at Black Hat.

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