|[March 03, 2014]
RSA® Conference 2014 Gathered Top Information Security Experts to Address Critical Cybersecurity Issues Through Debate and Shared Learning
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RSA(R) Conference 2014 Gathered Top Information Security Experts to Address Critical Cybersecurity Issues Through Debate and Shared Learning (Photo: Business Wire)
Conference, the world's leading information security conference
and exposition, concluded its 23rd annual event last Friday
at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Keynotes, sessions and debates focused on big data, mobile
security, privacy, policy and more.
A record number of more than 28,500 attendees experienced more
than 410 sessions, keynotes, peer-to-peer sessions, track
sessions, tutorials and seminars, which featured 604 speakers.
400 companies across the cybersecurity landscape showcased the tools
and technologies that will protect personal and professional assets
now and in the future.
RSA Conference 2014 highlights include:
Analytics was named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference
2014 by the Innovation Sandbox's judges' panel, which was
comprised of technology, venture and security industry thought
Over three days conference attendees participated in a charity:
water challenge, funding two water projects for schools in Nepal
that will serve 800 students.
On the heels of Taylor Wilson's inspiration session on encouraging
tech education in classrooms, two great companies, Tripwire
answered the challenge to join RSA Conference in its educational
partnership with the STEM Education Coalition.
Hot session topics and presentations:
Lance Spitzner, Training Director at SANS Securing the Human,
spoke about the different ways organizations are effectively
measuring human risk and the impact of their security
awareness program in his session "Security Awareness Metrics -
Measuring Change in Human Behavior.
Mike Shema, Director of Engineering at Qualys, advised
attendees that privacy shouldn't be an afterthought in the
browser, in his presentation "Is Your Browser a User Agent, or
a Double Agent?"
In their session "Shifting Roles for Security in the
Virtualized Data Center: Who Owns What?" Malcolm Rieke of
Catbird and Rob Randell of VMware explored how virtualization
technologies are changing the operational and architecture
roles in IT Networking and Security, and the skill sets
required of these updated roles.
Discussions abound surrounding Software Defined Networks
(SDN). In his session "SDN & Security: Why Take Over the Hosts
When You Can Take Over the Network," Check Point Fellow Robert
Hinden discussed SDN's possibilities, and also its security
James Shreve of BuckleySandler LLP and Christopher Pierson
CISO of Viewpost hosted a lively discussion answering the
question "Security vs. Privacy: Who is Winning?"
The 17th Annual RSA Conference Awards program
highlighted the work of five security professionals in the
fields of mathematics, public policy and security practices.
This year's winners included:
Lt Col. Frederick Lynn McNulty, Lifetime Achievement Award
Zurich Insuance Group, Excellence in the Field of
Prof. Bart Preneel, COSIC, University of Leuven,
Excellence in the Field of Mathematics
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for
Standards and Technology, Excellence in the Field of
RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2014 will take place on July 22 -
23, 2014 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
In Q2'14, RSA Conference will announce a series of industry events
across Europe that addresses how our audience wants to learn and
consume information. A new regional focus is being created to provide
security professionals with content and expertise tailored to their
location and regulatory needs.
RSA Conference 2015 will take place April 20 - 24, 2015 at the Moscone
Center in San Francisco.
"Leading up to RSA Conference 2014 it could have been argued that this
event was the most important in our 23 year history," said Alex Bender,
General Manager of RSA Conference. "Over the last twelve months
information security has experienced tremendous highs, weathered
scrutiny and realized growing credibility on Wall Street. As a result of
this increased exposure, it was critical to have an RSA Conference full
of constructive dialog, discussion and debate that will form the
information security agenda and continue to move our industry into a
positive, successful future. We look forward to continue to share, learn
and secure with our attendees throughout 2014."
"The RSA conference is a tremendous place to share information with
others and improve your situational awareness by learning what's
happening outside of your own walls. In a year when security is top of
mind for every enterprise, the number and quality of the presentations
at the conference this year really raised the bar.
Additionally, we're proud to be part of the RSA Conference effort to
develop future generations of technology experts through the STEM
coalition. Tripwire (News - Alert) has been actively involved in the development and
support of STEM programs for a long time, and we urge the
technology industry to become more involved in this important cause."
Melancon, CTO, Tripwire
"RSA Conference provided Cigital with the ability to network with peers
and customers during a critical time in the security business. The
conference offered our security experts, including Gary McGraw and
Caroline Wong, an opportunity to share their most recent research and
opinions in conference sessions then have direct conversations with
attendees during their respective book signings. Having a presence at
the podium and on the exhibitor's floor started some great conversations
with security professionals, industry experts and media that we expect
to continue throughout the year."
Casey Callaway, Director of
"It's very clear that businesses are seeking better threat intelligence
to protect themselves from emerging attacks, given the focus of the
presentations and the discussions that took place during this year's
show. We had an excellent week at RSA Conference - our booth traffic was
the highest it's ever been, we announced our newest solutions for
enterprises and security OEMs and participated in many high quality
conversations with partners, prospects and industry influencers. We
expect that the topics of privacy, threat intelligence and forensics
will become even more important throughout the coming year, and we're
already looking forward to continuing these engagements at next year's
Dick Williams, CEO, Webroot
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