As Program Committee Chair, Hugh Thompson is responsible for identifying domestic and global trends to help set the agenda for RSA Conference. He also plays a direct role in selecting session topics and speakers. A world-renowned security expert and former Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Thompson holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He has co-authored four books and more than 100 publications on security and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity. In 2006 he was named a “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine. Thompson is also the Chief Technology Officer at Symantec Inc.