Ireland Sydney

Kildare, Ireland - September 2018

Welcome to COSAC - Conferencing the way it should be!

For almost 25 years COSAC has delivered a trusted environment in which to deliver information security value from shared experience and intensive, productive, participative debate and development. Sales content is strictly prohibited and there is no vendor exhibition to distract from opportunities, allowing delegates to focus on professional innovation.

The Call for Papers for our 25th annual event in Ireland is now open. View our 2017 agenda to gain an understanding of the value COSAC provides for attendees. 


2018 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for premium quality papers to be presented at the 25th COSAC Information Security Conference & SABSA World Congress.  COSAC’s conference agenda is selected by a committee of previous attendees who look for special content: unique, thought-provoking, innovative strategies and methods, research or case-studies that reveal real challenges and inspirational solutions.

The deadline for submissions is 30th March 2018

For full details please download our cfp form and return completed submission to [email protected]

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Shared Experience, Real Value

Want to get a better insight into what COSAC is about? Click below to view the COSAC Value Propositions and learn what separates us from other industry events.

No Sales Pitches

Sales and product content is strictly prohibited in COSAC sessions

Designed for Experience

Participants average more than 15 years of experience – been there, done that, got the t-shirt

Strictly Limited Numbers

Small numbers provide intimacy & privacy to focus on individual & collective challenges

Unique Trusted Community

Content presented under Chatham House Rule or full NDA. Proceedings are never published outside the conference

Focused on your challenges

Programme selection by COSAC customers maximises relevance & value

No Holds Barred Participative Approach

Say what needs to be said, plan what needs to be planned, no matter how thorny the issue

No Vendor Exhibition

No time wasted running the vendor gauntlet

Uniquely Valuable & Enjoyable

Set the highest expectations for quality & long-lasting value

Solutions for Today & Tomorrow

Be inspired by a blend of leading-edge strategy with pragmatism & realism

Truly Global

Cultural diversity enables learning from peers on every continent & every sector

Highly Interactive

Be enriched by a culture in which everyone has an experience worth sharing & an idea worth exploring

Delivering Benefit over Profit

Focused on meeting the real needs of our community, not on generating profit

What Our Participants Say

  • Jacoba Sieders - Head of I&AM, ABN Amro

Words cannot convey how good this conference really is.

  • Sian John - Chief Strategist EMEA, Symantec

So much food for thought, I’m stuffed full & I have definitely over-eaten. This is the best conference I’ve been to, by far.

  • Ahmed Ali - Security & Risk Manager, Batelco

Year on year exceeds my now sky-high expectations.

  • Ajit Gaddam - Chief Architect, Visa

A conference reinvented the way a conference should be. I can never miss this again.

  • Esther van Luit - Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Priceless! The sharing of experience and wisdom is fantastic.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

An argument of Architects, great of skill, superior in knowledge.

  • Efrain Gonzalez - Enterprise Security Architect, MUFG Union Bank

I felt like I met a family I didn’t know I had.

  • Gordon Jenkins - Security Architect, Prudential Assurance

The most energetic, provocative and interactive event, anywhere.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Jihad Jian - InfoSec Unit Head, Arab National Bank

Overwhelming wealth. A journey on a steep learning curve.

  • Simon Devlin - Security Contractor

Relentlessly memorable from start to finish.

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