In this day and age, where virtually nothing is offline, government agencies have quickly learned to endorse more stringent security guidelines for both public and private sectors. And there is no better place to debate the best practices of privacy than at RSA Conference 2014. The government-focused sessions at this year’s conference include discussions on legislation, military/law enforcement initiatives, APTs, active defense and critical infrastructure.
With the persistent threat of attacks on critical government and public infrastructure, including transportation, chemical facilities and nuclear plants as well as major financial beacons, now is the time for the community to have a deeper discussion of critical strategies for protection and defense. The best and brightest in the public and private sector are showing up in record numbers at this year’s RSA Conference to share their collective security intelligence to fight for a stronger safer world.
A few of the conversations that I will be looking to be part of are:
Securing Our Nation's Data Centers Against Advanced Adversaries: Former and current U.S. government and commercial leaders will discuss the challenges of securing data on a national level, and the standards and best practices for deploying secure data centers globally.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
An Overview of the EO Cybersecurity Framework: National Security staff and Institute of Standards and Technology experts discuss the background of the Executive Order and provide an overview of the framework.
9:20 AM – 10:20 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Government x 2: State and Federal Collaboration on Cybersecurity: Network operators must partner effectively with peers from homeland security, law enforcement and first responder communities—at multiple levels of government—to be effective. Participants include White House National Security and Homeland Security staff.
9:20 AM – 10:20 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2014
Security intelligence has continued to transform how security organizations bring context into the risks of key threats. RSA Conference is similar in that it has a long history to have the most forward thinking technology, services and security intelligence organizations in the world to join in the conversation, to challenge the status quo and to ultimately drive change by sharing their collective security intelligence. This year is no exception and I look forward to hearing you all participate in these conversations onsite and online at RSA Conference 2014 San Francisco.
-Alex Bender, GM RSA Conference