Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 32 tagged Keynote

  • Beyond Encryption: Experts Discuss Encryption, Privacy at RSAC 2016

    by Tony Kontzer on March 7, 2016

    While it may not be the ideal case to serve as precedent, Apple's battle with the FBI over the notorious iPhone that belonged to a shooter in the San Bernardino, Calif., attacks last year could nonetheless prove to be a seminal moment for the future of information security and privacy. A keynote panel of some of the U.S.'s best-known security and privacy experts told thousands of attendees at the…

  • Up Close and Personal with Actor, Activist Sean Penn at RSAC 2016

    by David Needle on March 4, 2016

    The RSA Conference wrapped up Friday with an onstage keynote interview with two-time Academy Award winning actor and activist Sean Penn. During an on stage conversation with RSA Program Director Hugh Thompson, Penn shared some insights into his acting career, what drives his activism, and his relationship with technology. On that last point, Penn jokingly suggested during the interview that…

  • Technology Takes a Backseat to Storytelling in StoryCorps Keynote

    by David Needle on March 3, 2016

    Dave Isay knows how to deliver bad news: Start with a compliment. “You are all working at a blistering pace to protect our lives,” Isay told the packed hall of security pros at the RSA Conference Wednesday afternoon. Then he added, “The next hour has nothing to do with cybersecurity.” You might think that would elicit groans at a security conference, but the crowd laughed and applauded with…

  • RSAC 2016 Daily Recap: Tuesday

    by Jennifer Lawinski on March 1, 2016

    Tuesday, the RSA Conference kicked off in style here in San Francisco. After a rousing and delightful set of cybersecurity-themed songs from a capella powerhouses Pentatonix, RSA President Amit Yoran took to the stage. In his opening keynote, Yoran told attendees that "you are how you behave," and urged the security community to help develop its talent by nurturing the hunters. "There is no…

  • RSAC 2016 Keynote Speakers Talk Apple, Encryption and the FBI

    by Tony Kontzer on March 1, 2016

    It's official: The information security community is firmly behind Apple in its battle with the FBI over the fate of the infamous iPhone 5 belonging to one of the shooters in last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. A succession of keynote speakers Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco made their allegiances clear, agreeing with Apple's perspective that developing a…

  • NSA Chief Highlights Future Cyber Threats and the Need for Partnerships

    by David Needle on March 1, 2016

    Whether it was a quirk in the schedule or planned, the timing of a keynote by the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command at the RSA Conference here was ironic. Admiral Michael S. Rogers’ speech followed the annual encryption panel where the hot topic was whether Apple should accede to the U.S. government’s demand to help it crack the iPhone of one of the accused San Bernardino…

  • RSA President Amit Yoran: 'Our Problem Isn't a Technology Problem'

    by Tony Kontzer on March 1, 2016

    When Amit Yoran took the stage for his keynote address at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, most of the thousands of attendees in the audience probably expected to hear about how a new generation of security technologies would help companies get a leg up on the growing array of threats they face today. What they didn't expect was to be told that the greatest weapons in their security…

  • Sean Penn to Speak at RSA Conference Closing Keynote

    by Jennifer Lawinski on February 22, 2016

    You can add two-time Oscar-winning actor, writer and director Sean Penn to the list of distinguished, often surprising, closing keynote speakers at RSA Conference. Penn will sit down for a one-on-one discussion with RSA President Amit Yoran on Friday, March 4, to close this year’s event in San Francisco. Penn was most recently in the spotlight for his Rolling Stone interview with notorious drug…

  • Catching Up with Cisco’s Martin Roesch

    by Jennifer Lawinski on February 2, 2016

    Martin Roesch, Vice President and Chief Architect for Cisco Security Business Group, is responsible for shaping the technology strategy and design of the company’s security portfolio and also oversees threat research. We caught up with him to talk about his interest in information security how he hopes the industry progresses. You can catch his keynote Ascending the Path to Better Security in…

  • Reflections on RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi

    by RSAC Contributor on December 3, 2015

    RSA Conference goes to the Middle East for the first time with RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi. Rashed Al Oraimi, lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, provided the following report. It was the last working day of the week in Abu Dhabi, and most of us were planning our weekends with family, yet the floors at Emirate Palace hotel were jam-packed with computer security professionals and companies…

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