RSA Conference 2019 Opens Today in San Francisco

, the world’s leading information security conferences and
expositions, kicks off its annual event today in San Francisco. Taking
place Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8 at the Moscone Center, RSA
Conference 2019 brings together top cybersecurity professionals and
business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends, and formulate
the best strategies for tackling current and future threats.

New this year, RSA Conference will have two keynote stages: West Stage
keynotes will continue to feature sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed
guest speakers focusing on high-level, inspirational presentations in a
shorter format, and South Stage keynotes will feature more in-depth
keynotes from industry experts in a longer format. The expansion comes
as a result of attendee requests to bring more highly coveted
keynote-level content to a broader attendee base, and was made possible
with the completion of the Moscone Center construction and the newly
opened Moscone South.

This year’s Conference kicks off with a notable lineup of keynote
speakers on Tuesday, March 5:

  • Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager IoT and Matt
    Watchinski, Vice President, Global Threat Intelligence Group, Talos,
  • The Cryptographers’ Panel: Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer and
    Security Expert, Cryptomathic; Shafi Goldwasser, Director, Simons
    Institute for the Theory of Computing; Paul Kocher, Independent; Tal
    Rabin, Distinguished Researcher and the Manager of the Cryptographic
    Research Group, IBM; Ronald Rivest, Professor, Massachusetts Institute
    of Technology; and Zulfikar Ramzan, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer,
    RSA (Moderator)
  • Dr. Celeste Fralick, Chief Data Scientist and Steve Grobman, Senior
    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee, LLC
  • Rohit Ghai, President, RSA and Niloofar Razi Howe, Cybersecurity
    Strategist and Entrepreneur
  • Emily Heath, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer,
    United Airlines
  • Susan Hennessey, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings
    Institution, Executive Editor, Lawfare and Christopher A. Wray,
    Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Paula Januszkiewicz, Chief Executive Officer, CQURE
  • Dave Shackleford, Senior Instructor, SANS Institute
  • Ira Winkler, President, Secure Mentem

For the full RSA Conference 2019 keynote lineup, please visit:

“Every year for the last 28 years, we’ve looked forward to gathering
tens of thousands of the industry’s top security professionals at RSA
Conference to network, learn, and share,” said Linda Gray Martin,
Director and Chief of Operations of RSA Conference. “Community is a key
component to the success of our industry and we strive to deliver that
through RSA Conference. This year, I’m particularly excited for our new
and expanded programs which we hope will keep moving the industry
forward for the better.”

In addition to a lineup of prominent keynote speakers, RSA Conference
will feature 700 exhibitors from across the industry. Some other
highlights at RSA Conference 2019 include:

  • CISO Boot Camp – New this year, RSAC developed CISO Boot Camp
    to spark open and relevant conversations between top security leaders.
    This one-and-a-half-day program offers a select 100 CISOs a unique
    RSAC experience and will take place on Tuesday, March 5, and
    Wednesday, March 6.
  • Extended RSAC College Day – The annual RSA Conference College
    Day has been extended to two days: Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March
    8. RSAC College Day is still free for current college students and
    2018 graduates, and provides Full Conference access to more than 150
    sessions and keynotes.
  • First-Timer Programs – RSAC has created several programs for
    First-Timers with Full Conference Passes to help make Conference
    easier to navigate. With events scattered throughout the week,
    First-Timers can take advantage of an orientation and networking
    reception, and exclusive meet-ups to help everything go smoothly.
  • Intro to Capture the Flag RSAC, Women’s Society in
    Cyberjutsu (WSC), and SANS invites women of all experience levels to
    our first-ever Intro to Capture the Flag (CTF) on Thursday, March 7.
    The event will be geared towards beginners, but attendees experienced
    with CTF are welcome to come help others. Gain real-life hacking
    experience while working collaboratively with SANS instructors.
  • Innovation Sandbox – Today, the popular Innovation Sandbox
    program culminates with one finalist recognized as “RSA Conference
    2019’s Most Innovative Startup.”
  • RSAC Launch Pad – New this year, RSAC Launch
    Pad will give three chosen security innovators the coveted
    opportunity to pitch their company to three high-profile venture
    capitalists in a Shark Tank®-style format on Tuesday, March
    5. If the prominent venture capitalists believe in the 10-minute
    pitch, participants could go home with real funding and support to
    expedite their company’s growth.
  • Monday Seminars – Don’t miss the numerous seminars available
    today, on a range of topics including the California Consumer Privacy
    Act 2018, human behavior, emerging threats, and entrepreneurship,
    among others.
  • Public Interest Technology – Cybersecurity expert Bruce
    Schneier and the Ford Foundation will host the inaugural full-day
    Public Interest Technologist Track, Bridging the Gap: Cybersecurity +
    Public Interest Tech, on Thursday, March 7. The event consists of six
    sessions highlighting public interest technologist inside governments,
    as part of civil society, at universities, and in corporate
  • RSAC onDemand – Returning this year, RSAC onDemand is a way to
    experience the best of RSA Conference – from work or home. Featuring
    some of the Conference’s most anticipated moments, RSAC onDemand puts
    critical and relevant industry information online and available at any
  • She Speaks Security: Gaining Confidence Speaking and Submitting to
    Speak –
    A robust half-day forum, developed with Women’s Society of
    Cyberjutsu (WSC), Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security,
    Risk Management & Privacy (EWF), The Diana Initiative (TDI), Women in
    Security and Privacy (WISP) and Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys), will
    offer a mentor-focused opportunity to inspire, prepare and equip women
    for submitting and presenting to large groups.
  • Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Seminar – RSAC and W
    Risk will today host a conversation with industry leaders and talent
    experts to provide practical steps we can take to reverse the trending
    talent shortage in our industry and highlight business success
    realized with the new approach to building security teams.
  • RSAC Early Stage Expo – Located at the Marriot Marquis, ESE is
    an innovation space dedicated to promoting up-and-comers in the
    industry. This year, over 54 startups will have the opportunity to
    tell their stories and showcase their products to over 40,000 of
    cybersecurity’s most influential decision makers and investors.
  • Peer2Peer Sessions – These highly interactive gatherings are an
    opportunity for attendees who share a common interest to explore
    various security issues and topics. Sessions are facilitated by an
    experienced practitioner.
  • The Sandbox – RSA Conference’s “sandboxes” are full of hands-on
    interactive experiences to test out infosec skills. Demonstrations and
    discussion will center around how pervasive computing and
    connectedness will inevitably lead to a broader threat landscape in
    healthcare and business. Other topics include: threats to smart
    cities, electric grids and industrial processing plants, in addition
    to, wireless hacking and vulnerabilities in radio frequency devices.
    CyBEER Ops Networking Reception and International Meet-Up will also be
    held in The Sandbox.
  • Closing Entertainment by Tina Fey – Writer, Actress and
    Producer will bring her humor and intellect to the RSA Conference
    stage, interviewed by Dr. Hugh Thompson, RSA Conference Program Chair.

RSA Conference would like to extend its thanks to its 2019 sponsors:
Cisco, McAfee, RSA, FireEye, ForcePoint, IBM, Juniper Networks,
Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Trend Micro, VMware, Akamai,
AT&T Business, Carbon Black, Check Point, Cylance, Eset, Fortinet,
TeleTrust Security, Intel, Ixia, Splunk, Tenable, Tripwire, Veracode,
and Webroot.

For a complete look at RSA Conference 2019 visit:


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and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region, the
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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
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opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make
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