Mar 28, 2024 - Technology

Exclusive: Top international cyber conference heads to U.S. in 2025

Attendees in the trade show at InCyber Forum Europe in 2023.

Attendees on the trade show floor at InCyber Forum Europe in 2023. Photo courtesy of InCyber Forum.

A preeminent European cybersecurity conference is heading to the United States in 2025, organizers first shared with Axios.

Why it matters: InCyber Forum USA promises to be a convening space for everyone in cybersecurity — including policymakers, business executives and security researchers.

Zoom in: The inaugural U.S. edition of InCyber Forum — run by consulting firm Forward Global — will happen in San Antonio, Texas, on June 17 and 18, 2025.

  • The two-day event will include programming about the U.S. cyber threat landscape, regulatory framework and industry trends, Vincent Riou, general manager for InCyber Americas, told Axios.
  • "We are not just here for business, we are here also to network, to shake hands, to share ideas," Riou said.

The big picture: The U.S.'s current top cybersecurity conferences — including RSA in San Francisco and Black Hat and DEF CON in Las Vegas — have catered to specific facets of the industry, such as the technical community or executives.

  • InCyber Forums in Europe and Canada have hosted panels and speakers focused on a range of issues, including cyber crime, data protection, emerging technologies and workforce development.
  • InCyber's largest event happens in France each year, hosting roughly 20,000 people from 82 countries. The group also launched a Canadian version in Montreal three years ago.

Between the lines: San Antonio has long been a hub for the cybersecurity industry.

  • The city's Chamber of Commerce touts that the city is the "second largest cyber hub in the United States." Many major companies have offices in San Antonio or nearby Austin, Texas.
  • The U.S. military and intelligence community also has a strong presence throughout Texas.

What's next: InCyber Forum is starting to reach out to speakers for the U.S. edition and plans to take panel idea submissions.

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