28th Annual RSA Conference Brought Together Top Cybersecurity Experts to Address and Find Solutions to Key Issues Facing the Industry

the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions,
today concluded its 28th annual event in San Francisco.

The week saw more than over 42,500 attendees, 740 speakers and 700
exhibitors at Moscone Center and Marriott Marquis, where they
experienced the North and South Expo, keynote presentations,
peer-to-peer sessions, track sessions, tutorials, seminars and special
events on topics such as privacy, hackers and threats, machine learning,
artificial intelligence and the human element, law, IoT security, public
interest technology, and talent shortages.

“At RSA Conference, we strive to showcase unique content from the
world’s top cybersecurity minds, and the latest security solutions, in a
way that connects us all, reveals diverse perspectives, and creates a
safe space for tackling the tough issues we all face,” said Linda Gray
Martin, Director & Chief of Operations of RSA Conference. “We are proud
of our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers that made this goal a reality
over the past week. We thank everyone involved for bringing their
passion and commitment to improving cybersecurity, and our world, to RSA
Conference year after year.”

RSA Conference 2019 highlights include:

  • An expanded keynote program with 31 keynote presentations on two
    stages. West Stage keynotes featured sponsor keynotes, panels and
    esteemed guest speakers, and South Stage keynotes utilized the newly
    opened Moscone Center South to bring highly coveted sessions from
    industry experts to a broader audience.
  • 740 speakers across 621 sessions and more than 700 companies on the
    expo floors.
  • Key session and seminar presentations included:

    • Building Security In—DevSecOps; Noopur Davis , SVP, Chief
      Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast
    • Building Identity for an Open Perimeter; Tejas Dharamshi ,
      Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix, Inc.
    • Cybersecurity Tips, Tools and Techniques for Your Professional
      Ronald Woerner, IT Risk and Compliance Consultant,
    • How to Eliminate a Major Vulnerability in the Cybersecurity
      ; Laura Bate, Policy Analyst, New America; Danielle
      Santos, Program Manager, NIST
    • The Fine Art of Creating a Transformational Cybersecurity
      ; Jinan Budge, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research;
      Andrew Rose, Chief Security Officer, Vocalink, a Mastercard Company
    • Threat Hunting Using 16th-Century Math and Sesame Street; Vernon
      Habersetzer, Sr., Enterprise Technical Expert, Walmart
  • Axonius
    was named “RSA
    Conference 2019’s Most Innovative Startup
    ” by the Innovation
    Sandbox’s judges’ panel comprised of technology, venture and security
    industry thought leaders.
  • The Award
    for Excellence in the field of Mathematics
    was given to Tal Rabin,
    manager of cryptographic research, Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
  • RSA Conference ensured there was something for everyone in
    cybersecurity with new programming and sessions including:

    • The return of RSAC
      , allowing anytime, anywhere access to top content
      from Conference so registrants can view sessions they may have
      missed or watch something again.
    • Over 100 CISOs participated in the first-ever CISO Boot Camp, a
      one-and-a-half day program designed to spark open and relevant
      conversations between top security leaders.
    • RSAC College Day was extended to two full days, enabling college
      students and recent grads to explore career options and network
      with leading companies looking for talent.
    • Bridging the Gap: Cybersecurity + Public Interest Tech seminar,
      hosted by Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy
    • First-Timer programs, including an orientation, networking
      reception and exclusive meet-ups to help new attendees with Full
      Conference passes feel at home.
    • Programs focused on addressing the talent shortage in the
      cybersecurity industry and increasing diversity
      and inclusion
      at Conference, including:

      • Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage seminar, developed
        with W Risk.
      • She Speaks Security: Gaining Confidence Speaking and
        Submitting to Speak.
      • Intro to Capture the Flag session where attendees gained
        real-life hacking experience.
      • Women’s Leadership Celebration Reception, which celebrated
        the contributions and rich history of women in science and
      • RSA Conference Scholarships provided eight Full Conference
        passes to each of our five partner organizations to be awarded
        to its members.
      • Affinity Group Meetups including a mixer with Queercon, a
        Women in Security and Tech (WIST) meetup and a meet & greet
        with the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF).
      • CyBEER Ops Networking Reception & International Meet-Up.

Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan takes place July 16-18, 2019 in
Singapore; RSA Conference 2020 will take place February 24-28, 2020 in
San Francisco.


“This year’s RSA Conference proved once again to be a fantastic event
for CrowdStrike. Our booth has been filled each day and we have forged
lasting connections with our customers, partners and prospects. We were
thrilled to have also taken part in the newly expanded Keynote program
on the South Stage. As one of the premier annual cybersecurity events,
RSAC enables the security community to come together and present the
latest approaches, technologies, and strategies that drive progress in
the industry. We are already excited for next year’s conference!”

Johanna Flower, Chief Marketing Officer, CrowdStrike

“The RSA Conference provides a great forum for the cybersecurity
industry to discuss tough questions. One such question confronting this
year’s RSAC audience is whether we’re looking at AI objectively and
honestly. As with other technologies, we must recognize AI’s limitations
as well as its potential, and also fully understand how its capabilities
are very likely already being used against us by our adversaries. The
RSA Conference gives us an opportunity to challenge each other to be
intellectually honest about these questions.”
Steve Grobman,
CTO, McAfee

“At this year’s RSA Conference, attendees were exposed to even more
opportunities for awareness and engagement. For the International
Association of Privacy Professionals, it was especially great to be part
of so many conversations around information privacy and our
responsibility to protect and create trust in the digital economy. Roles
of security and privacy professionals have never been more intertwined,
especially in 2019 as we face the CCPA, proposed state privacy bills, a
number of federal bills in incubation, GDPR fines and more – all
creating an increased need for education about privacy and risk for
organizations. Events like RSAC provide us with the opportunity to
educate the industry and foster debate on complex, ethical and
competitive imperatives associated with the tough job of privacy.”

J. Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy
Professionals (IAPP)


About RSA Conference

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onDemand programs where the world talks security and leadership gathers,
advances and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region,
the Asia-Pacific region or online, RSA Conference events are where the
security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and
get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals
and companies to win, grow and do their best. It’s about bringing all
people in the cybersecurity industry together and empowering the
collective “we” of the cybersecurity industry to stand against
cyberthreats around the world. RSA Conference is the ultimate
marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational
opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make
their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising,
influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security
today. For information on events, online programming and the most
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SHIFT Communications
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