5 Best Cybersecurity and AI Events in November, 2021

By Ingrid Cruz – Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness month was first established in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance and is observed every October. 

Didn’t have time to acknowledge it this year? No worries! The fourth quarter of the year still has plenty of events, conferences, summits, and seminars you can take part in. 

According to PurpleSec, cybercrime increased by 600% because of the COVID19 pandemic. Attending conferences is a great way to strengthen your organization, show off what you’ve accomplished, and listen to inspiring speakers who are the best in their field. 

We’ve included events in Artificial Intelligence as well, as they often touch on some of the same concerns in the cybersecurity industry. 


Location: Virtual

Date(s): November 3 and 4, 2021

Cost: $395, though some people may qualify for a free ticket if they meet the criteria

This year’s Ai4 conference will be held digitally. With speakers as diverse as JetBlue Airways’ Tim Rohrbaugh, ADP’s Giselle Mota, and Eric Poon of the Duke University Health System, you’ll be sure to learn about how artificial intelligence affects a variety of industries. 

Microsoft Ignite

Location: Virtual

Date(s): November 2-4, 2021

Cost: Free

With workshops on everything from end-to-end security to managing a hybrid work environment, Microsoft Ignite will have something for everyone. Select speakers include some of Microsoft’s busiest experts, such as their Chief of Security, Compliance, and Identity, Vasu Jakkal; Microsoft EVP of Cloud and AI, Scott Guthrie, and Microsoft’s current Chairman, Satya Nadella. What an exciting opportunity to hear from Microsoft’s top employees and experts in cybersecurity. 

Re-Work Women in AI Dinner  

Location: Virtual

Date(s): November 9, 2021 

Cost: $65, $85 from October 29, 2021, group rates available 

Women in the tech sector still have a long way to go in terms of reaching their goals, but events such as Re-Work’s Women in AI Dinner offer a chance for them to connect, discuss concerns they deem most important, and highlight their success. 

Speakers for this event include Anna Bethke from Salesforce, Saranya Govindan from Amazon, Silvia Chiappa from Deepmind, and many more! 


Location: Oslo, Norway

Date(s): November 18-19, 2021

Cost: $782-$957, plus flight expenses. Student, group, and discount options are available.

If you can schlep your way to Norway, Paranoia is a major cybersecurity event in Scandinavia gathering the region’s best thinkers. What better way to learn more cybersecurity and gain a new perspective than to visit a completely different side of the globe? Speakers include Inge Kampenes, Major General and Chief of the Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence and Carolina Angelis, Senior Advisor, Human Threat Intelligence, Truesec Group, to name a few.

The New Statesman Cyber Security in Financial Services Conference

Location: Hybrid; London, UK

Date(s): November 23-24, 2021

Cost: £500 (Approximate $688 USD)

If you’re in London, the New Statesman Cyber Security in Financial Services Conference is the premier place to discuss cybersecurity in the finance world. Thankfully, the conference is a hybrid event that is sure to be a great resource for people around the world. Past speakers have been: Emma Leith, Chief Information Security Officer for Santander UK, and even Members of Parliament such as Chi Onwurah.