Day 4 Recap: Closing Remarks from Katie Couric, Chris Krebs, and Rashad Robinson, RSAC College Day, and Looking Forward to 2023!

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That’s all folks! It has been a whirlwind of a week. Over the past four days, we have learned so much from our 34 keynote presentations, 600+ featured acclaimed speakers, 350+ sessions, and over 400 exhibitors in the Expo. So many accomplishments were made, such as Talon Cyber Security being named RSA Conference 2022’s Most Innovative Startup, Professors Cynthia Dwork and Moni Naor being awarded the Excellence in Math Award, and the recognition of Alan Paller’s work and legacy with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

To sum it all up, let’s look back at the fourth and final day of RSAC 2022: 

At the What To Do When Ransomware Hits: Simulation for CEOs, CISOs and Directors panel current CISO, board members, and former top federal cyber officials “role played” a board of directors meeting. Drawing from real-world examples, this was an exciting keynote that featured examples of how to deal with the FBI, CIA, insurers, customers, and the news media. The board discussed important protocols such as proper channels for reporting an attack, readiness measurements to have in place, and best practices for coordination efforts. Some key takeaways included regularly updating contacts at important government agencies, drafting readily available messaging to share with stakeholders, media, and customers, and building resiliency into plans.

Then, experts from across cybersecurity offered their insights on what the industry needs to do in order to move forward in fighting cybercrime on a national scale at the Mapping the Cybercriminal Ecosystem keynote. The panel discussed their work on the cybercrime ATLAS project for the World Economic Fund, which is a coordinated global response between the public and private sector to address digital threats. The group of experts shared their learnings on the state of cybercrime and the map forward, including scaling anti-attack efforts using human and system-based resources, preventative attack measures, and better global coordination.

As the world’s largest cybersecurity event, RSA Conference is an incredible resource for the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. This year, RSAC College Day welcomed over 300 college students, recent grads and faculty to network with leading companies, explore career opportunities, attend dedicated education events and experience RSA Conference sessions and the Expo.

Closing out RSAC Conference 2022, The Hugh Thompson Show investigated information disorder and the role that government, the private sector, and each of us play in creating it. Joined by Katie Couric, Journalist and Founder of Katie Couric Media, and Chris Krebs, Founding Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, the panel delved into one of the most important problems of our time. The discussion looked at misinformation from a cybersecurity, racial inequality, and journalistic standpoint, and stressed the need for every individual to do their part in the battling against misinformation. Panelists offered solutions to the issue such as media literacy in schools, critical analysis of media consumption, and better leadership that will enact change. As said by Rashad Robinson, “Information disorder is a fight for the truth.”

Looking Ahead

And with that, we close out RSA Conference 2022! We hope everyone who attended leaves feeling inspired, and with a deeper understanding and appreciation for cybersecurity and the ways in which it is rapidly transforming. We hope to see you next year for RSA Conference 2023 in San Francisco April 24-27 at the Moscone Center.

Want to relive some of your favorite moments from the week? Did you miss RSAC this year? You’re in luck. Many recorded programs, keynotes and sessions are available on our website now, with more to come next week. You can also catch up the Conference action through our social channels:

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