When we remove the boundaries of what can and can’t be done, we open ourselves to new opportunities. There’s a Zen approach to learning put forth by Shunryu Suzuki that one should pursue even the most advanced study with the mindset of a beginner. “In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” When we embrace more possibilities, inspiration follows. At RSA Conference, ideas are given the opportunity to cascade and grow—like the ripple effect of tossing a single stone into the water. It’s where the best minds in the industry, from a multitude of backgrounds, come together. It’s where the stone is tossed and the emerging “what ifs” spark new ways of thinking and generate new courses to pursue. It’s where the power of opportunity takes on the challenges of the digital age.

We appreciate the opportunity to have held useful interactions and to reiterate the point that for cyber security to be effective, it needs to keep pace with the exponential growth we see in other areas of technological advancement.

- Eddie Schwartz , Executive Vice President of Cyber Services at DarkMatter

Over 1,100 prominent global and regional infosecurity specialists attended the 2017 conference.

The Conference featured 34 sponsors & exhibitors, five tracks and nine keynote sessions that covered topics around Cybercrime & Threats, Security Strategy, Infrastructure and Operations. 

Key highlights from the conference included opening keynotes delivered by Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Executive Director, Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA), followed by Eng. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Deputy Director General for Information & e-government sector, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. To close the conference, former Director General of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington spoke on leadership and teamwork, in addition to anecdotes about her life and career. Outside of keynotes, conference attendees had access to 35+ track sessions which covered trends including Blockchain, AI, Cloud, IoT and Ransomware.