RSA Conference 2016 opens in San Francisco

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 01 March 2016
RSA Conference 2016 opens in San Francisco

RSA Conference, one of the world’s biggest information security conferences, kicked off its annual show on 29 February at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, US.

The event, which will take place until 4 March, brings together the top information security professionals to discuss emerging cyber security trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats.

“All eyes are on the future of cyber security’s role in public and private sectors globally,” said Linda Gray, general manager of RSA Conference. “The topics, themes and discussions at this year’s conference will guide the direction of the industry and all facets of cyber activity. The thought leaders, industry influencers and security professionals we’ll have with us at the conference will shed new light on the way we think about securing enterprise assets and consumer livelihoods.”

Highlights of the conference will include crowdsourced sessions, learning labs, the RSAC CyberSafety Village, and the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. This enables delegates to learn how to encrypt mobile device e-mails, surf anonymously online, study the impact of internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities, test network security and more.

Meanwhile, a panel of privacy and security experts will explore the encryption controversy and how ‘years of partisan advocacy have eroded our privacy’ but not improved security.

Delegates will also be able to attend various exclusive sessions on key industry topics including the IoT, threat intelligence, machine learning and the cloud, application security and DevOps, and much more.

Notable keynote speakers include Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer; Christopher Young, senior vice president and general manager at Intel Security Group; Martin Fink, executive vice president, chief technology officer and director at Hewlett Packard Labs; and Amit Yoran, president of RSA.

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