Showing Blog Posts: 11–20 of 92 tagged Privacy

  • Can a Government Encryption Backdoor and Privacy Coexist?

    by Chenxi Wang on February 28, 2016

    On March 2 at 9:10 a.m. at the RSA Conference, I’ll be running a panel discussion on “Can government encryption backdoor and privacy coexist, or is it an oxymoron?” with Michelle Dennedy, the Chief Privacy Officer of Cisco, Richard Marshall, former General Counsel for the NSA, and Dr. Matthew Green, the Economist’s go-to source for encryption technologies. My idea is to bring in a privacy expert, …

  • RSA Conference 2016: What Will Everyone Be Talking About?

    by Tony Kontzer on February 26, 2016

    Take it from a veteran of the past several RSA Conferences: If there's one thing attendees at next week's gathering in San Francisco can count on, it'll be a slew of reminders of how everything we hear relates to the current news cycle. Whether it's been analyzing the revelations surrounding whistle-blower Edward Snowden, going over the details of the huge Target data breach of 2013, or engaging…

  • 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…

  • Cryptoparties, Privacy and Tor: Catching Up with Runa Sandvik

    by Jennifer Lawinski on February 16, 2016

    Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. We caught up with her before her RSA Conference session Cryptoparty: tuTORial—Learn How to Use TOR to Be Anonymous Online to talk about Tor, privacy and what happens at a…

  • Data Privacy Day: Your Customers Care About Privacy

    by Jennifer Lawinski on January 28, 2016

    It’s Data Privacy Day. Do you know what your customers think about the way you collect their data? January 28, 2016, marks the ninth annual Data Privacy Day, an international event that hopes to create awareness around data privacy and the importance of protecting your personal information – or that of your employees or customers. (In Europe, they’re celebrating Data Protection Day.) It’s led by…

  • 25 Years of Talking Security: The RSAC Advisory Board Reflects on the Milestone Anniversary

    by Sandra Toms on January 5, 2016

    In 1991, the first RSA Conference brought together cryptographers to share advancements in Internet security. Leading up to this year’s conference, members of our advisory board took some time to reflect on this milestone anniversary, the past 25 years of the security industry and how RSAC can continue to keep pace with the rapidly expanding cybersecurity world. “The Internet was really just a…

  • INAMOIBW and Other Trends from the 2016 RSA Conference Submission Review Process

    by Britta Glade on November 24, 2015

    In the coming weeks, the full RSA Conference agenda will be published (some great "early acceptance" sessions are already online), and it represents a carefully curated selection by the RSA Conference Program Committee of great speakers, critical topics, and interesting viewpoints. The curation process is very deliberate with industry experts reviewing each and every submission, debating the…

  • Protecting your Family Against Threats Associated with the Internet of Toys

    by RSAC Contributor on October 26, 2015

    This post comes from Ed Skoudis, a member of the RSA Conference Advisory Board Remember the Island of Misfit Toys from the enduring holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Outcast toys just woefully waiting around for Santa to aid them, hoping to find a suitable home so that they could leave their tear-stained island. Well, those toys wouldn’t have the same problems today—they could be…

  • Making The Case For “Small Data”

    by Chenxi Wang on September 17, 2015

    Big Data is a buzzword. Many organizations hitching themselves to the Big Data-wagon amass data quickly in search of unicorn-esque insight, but don’t put much thought into the process. To make matters worse, data, in its various contemporary forms, is readily available. The temptation is high– to collect simply because you can and because it may become useful at some point. We should practice the…

  • RSA Conference Asia Pacific Japan Friday Preview

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 24, 2015

    There are 28 sessions to choose from on the final day of RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015. While the first day of sessions offered a lot of region-specific content, the second is more general. Instead of being region-specific, the sessions are more strategic, providing insights on specific topics. Mobile payments is a popular topic, but it is a concept with a lot of traction in Asia. Many…

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