The rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on data privacy and protection was a hot topic of multiple keynotes at RSA Conference, which was held on 24-27 April 2023 in San Francisco, USA.
The first day of the conference featured a discussion between Chris Krebs, partner at Krebs Stamos Group, and Lisa Monaco, deputy attorney general and former homeland security advisor to President Obama, on how the US Department of Justice is responding to the rapidly evolving threat landscape. Monaco explained how the government department is working to prevent cybercrime and exploring the role generative AI could play in better protecting nation states.
Lisa Monaco on combatting evolving cyber threats
Meanwhile, The Cryptographer’s Panel considered the importance of looking for quantum-resistant algorithms to protect organisations in the near future. Speakers drew upon the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s work to protect data from the imminent development of quantum computers.
From left: Dr Wifield Diffie hosted The Cryptographer’s Panel with Adi Shamir of The Weizmann Institute, Anne Dames of IBM Infrastructure, independent consultant Clifford Cocks, and Radia Perlman of Dell Technologies (Image credit: RSAC 2023)
Other keynote topics included the evolution of cybersecurity in the music industry, the possibilities of AI and other emerging technologies within the next 50 years, and how teamwork and unique ideas helped five British writers and an American cartoonist to create the comedy Monty Python.
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