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Know Before You Go

Here are some tips and highlights that will help you make the most of your time at RSA Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi. Be sure and check our Daily Addendum for important updates to the Program Guide.


Before you arrive...

Tap into convenience. Download our mobile app to build your schedule, check out venue maps and exhibitor listings, submit session evaluations and more.

Save a spot in the sessions of your choice. Our convenient Reserve a Seat feature lets you head to the Conference knowing you’ll have access to the content that’s most relevant to your needs.

Get to know your surroundings. Make the most of your time in Abu Dhabi by exploring the local attractions.

Prepare to be on the move. Taxis are readily available at Abu Dhabi Airport and Emirates Palace. A metered taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost between AED70–100 and will take about 30 minutes.

Tune in to all that awaits. What can you expect at this year’s Conference, and how can you can get the most out of this content-packed event? Find out by listening to this informative podcast.


When you arrive...

Make it official! Head to the Foyer Island Center (Level 3) to register. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID to collect your badge.

Registration hours:
Monday: 13.00 – 17.00 hrs  
Tuesday: 08.00 – 17.00 hrs  
Wednesday: 08.00 – 16.00 hrs

Get connected. Wireless Internet access will be available throughout the RSA Conference space within the venue. Please connect to SSID “RSAConference”.

Important! The wireless network provided is an open, unsecured network. We strongly recommend that you use appropriate security measures, such as utilizing a VPN connection, installing a personal firewall and keeping your operating system up to date with security patches. We recommend turning off your wireless adaptor when not in use and making sure ad hoc (peer-to-peer) capabilities are disabled on your devices.


Networking Opportunities

Make valuable connections and explore new career directions at these events:

The Vendor Showcase. What better opportunity to strike up a conversation than when you’re demoing the latest products and solutions from over 30 companies? 

Lunch, Tea and Coffee Breaks (Open to Full Conference attendees only)
Refuel, recharge and exchange ideas with other infosec professionals who are hungry to connect with peers.

Tuesday:
09.00 – 10.00 hrs: Tea/Coffee – Vendor Showcase
12.00 – 13.00 hrs: Lunch – Vendor Showcase and Terrace
14.55 – 15.15 hrs: Tea/Coffee – Vendor Showcase
16.05 – 17.30 hrs: Afternoon Tea – Vendor Showcase and Terrace

Wednesday:
09.00 – 10.00 hrs: Tea/Coffee – Vendor Showcase
11.00 – 11.20 hrs: Tea/Coffee – Vendor Showcase
12.10 – 13.15 hrs: Lunch – Vendor Showcase and Terrace
15.10 – 15.30 hrs: Tea/Coffee – Vendor Showcase 


WHAT TO DO TUESDAY:

Day One.  And we’re off! There’s a lot of ground to cover so be sure to get an early start. Here are some Tuesday happenings to keep in mind:

Keynote Sessions
Kick off the official start of the Conference with thought-provoking keynotes from Dr. Mohammed Al-Kuwaiti, Zulfikar Ramzan and more. 

Sessions (Open to Full Conference Attendees only)
Hackers and Threats. Mobile and IoT Security. These are just some of the timely topics covered in sessions that will be running throughout the day. Don’t wait—start choosing your sessions now!
See all Tuesday Sessions 

Sponsor Special Topics
Don’t miss the chance to hear experts weigh in on best practices that organizations can follow to better understand security risks and challenges.
See all Tuesday Sponsor Special Topics


WHAT TO DO WEDNESDAY:

Day Two. Time flies when you’re learning all you need to know to stay on top of global and regional cyberthreats! Here are some Wednesday happenings to keep in mind:

Keynotes
What memorable insights will they share? You’ll have to be there to find out what Amit Yoran and Laith Alkhouri have to say about cyber-exposure and terrorism as it relates to cybersecurity.

Sessions (Open to Full Conference Attendees only)
The dark side of the web and a ransomware survival guide. That got your attention, right? And there will be plenty more to hold your interest in sessions that delve into all aspects of cybersecurity.
See all Wednesday Sessions

Sponsor Special Topics
Wondering how to fend off cyberthreats? Curious about infosec predictions for 2018? Then you’ve come to the right place for in-depth coverage of these relevant topics and more.
See all Wednesday Sponsor Special Topics

Closing Keynote
What would “M” do? Don’t miss Dame Stella Rimington, former Director General of MI5 and real-life inspiration for the James Bond film character played by Judi Dench, as she shares anecdotes about her fascinating life and career. (15.30 hrs)


Get into the stream of things!

Unable to attend a keynote session that interests you? The good news is we’ll be live streaming all keynotes at the Conference so you can still view them in real time.


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