Blogs: Ally’s Picks

  • Official RSA Conference 2014 Playlist

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on February 27, 2014

    Wondering where you can find a list of the awesome songs you've been hearing at RSA Conference this week? Look no further! We've compiled a Spotify playlist of the songs you've heard in the Viewing Point and the Esplanade Ballroom. There's a little something for everyone - a handful of classics, the latest pop hits, and the hippest indie tracks. If you're like me and need a little boost to get you…

  • Ally's Picks - Spotlight on Europe Podcasts

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on October 14, 2013

    Looking for a preview of sessions at our upcoming event in Amsterdam? View our podcast page to listen to brief interviews with some of our RSA Conference Europe speakers. We hand picked an assortment of sessions including various topics and tracks to bring you a deeper dive than the session abstract, and a taste of what the live session will offer. Listen to what our speakers have planned for…

  • Ally's Picks - #SecurityChat on #Privacy

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on September 30, 2013

    We recently hosted a Twitter chat with security experts on a handful of hot topics around online privacy. One of the questions we asked was, “Who should define expectations for data privacy?” Dejan Kosutic: Organizations must define which information they consider private through classification process. Government should set the standards for privacy of individuals through personal data…

  • Ally's Picks - Kevin Mahaffey and Mobile Security

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on June 17, 2013

    While driving to work recently I heard a familiar name come over the radio. The story from NPR was about theft of mobile devices and how prevalent it has become in recent years. They called on industry expert, and frequent RSA Conference speaker, Kevin Mahaffey for his thoughts. Kevin speaks to his company's (Lookout, Inc.) attempts to build a safe way to remotely disable mobile devices after…

  • Ally's Picks - RSA Conference Studio 2013

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on June 5, 2013

    For the second year in a row at RSAC in San Francisco, we created an on-site video studio at the Moscone Center. The RSA Conference Studio was a small session room fully equipped with lights, sound and cameras. We chose highly rated speakers and hot topics to be presented in a 20 minute format for the web. The response from delegates and speakers was great – for many sessions we were at capacity…

  • Ally's Picks - 2013 Keynote Music

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on February 23, 2013

    With the start of the conference just hours away, I want to help you get excited about all of the events in store. Each year we get requests for information on the music played in the keynote room throughout the week. This year we've really tried to compile a playlist that has a little something for everyone. Check out our 2013 keynote playlist here. See you at the conference!

  • Ally's Picks - Restaurants in SF

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on February 21, 2013

    As you're planning your itinerary for the week - don't forget to work in some time to go out and have an excellent SF meal! As a recent transplant, I've dedicated many hours to exploring my local dining options. With the most restaurants per capita in the country (really!), narrowing it down can be tough. I'll attempt to give some guidance with my recommendations below. Coffee Spots Blue Bottle…

  • Ally's Picks - Garage Sale Forensics

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on August 14, 2012

    One of the most interesting sessions I attended at the conference this year was Mike Wright's presentation on the proper way to destroy your devices. In this session Mike outlines how he was able to obtain dozens of data storage devices from garage sales and thrift stores and upon looking at what was left on them, found a shocking amount of information. His favorite methods for properly disposing…

  • Ally's Picks - Michio Kaku

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on July 24, 2012

    How will artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and quantum mechanics influence the technology of our future? My latest pick is an example of the great minds from varied disciplines that we're able to showcase at RSA Conference. A personal favorite of mine, this is a keynote from last year by theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. In case you weren't able to attend this in person, take a look at…

  • Ally's Picks - Zero Day: A Nonfiction View

    by Ally Lorentson Dunn on July 10, 2012

    This year at RSA Conference in San Francisco we introduced a new format for session presentations. Tucked away behind Crypto Commons was a fully equipped studio with a professional crew. We had a stage, great lighting and audio, and even a live audience. The sessions presented in this studio were 20 minute shortened versions of the full presentations. We picked a few dozen of the highest rated…

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