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 recognize the importance of providing a platform for cybersecurity professionals to have conversations…The large turnout serves as a strong indicator that organizations are taking bolder steps towards their cybersecurity strategies. 

- Linda Gray Martin , Director & Chief of Operations, RSA Conference

Every year, RSA Conference APJ draws in attendees from around the world. 

With 6,500 attendees, 100 speakers across 79 sessions and 110 companies on the expo floors, it’s easy to see why 2017 had so many cybersecurity professionals flocking to Singapore.  

With no shortage of experts, Rohit Ghai, President of RSA, welcomed everyone to Conference with a reminder of the importance of a precise and personal approach to cybersecurity. Also on the keynote agenda was The Honorable Dan Tehan M.P., Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security in Australia, who spoke to the value of investing in cybersecurity as a way to keep Asia-Pacific countries safe from cybercrime and help drive economic growth across the region.  
As for the topics of conversation, let’s just say there was no loss for words. With spikes in automation and cloud adoption, DevOps was on the tip of nearly everyone’s tongue. In fact, it was so in-demand, we held the first-ever APJ DevOps Seminar to allow attendees the opportunity to discuss the intersection of security and DevOps. Also captivating the audiences were ransomware, the Internet of Things, and the ever-expanding relationship between government and security.