RSA Conference Announces Initial 2022 Keynote Speakers

Experts from leading security and tech companies, as well as renowned guest speakers, gather to reconnect and address top security topics and issues for 2022 and beyond

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RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its initial line-up of keynote speakers for its upcoming Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Feb. 7-10, 2022. Speakers include highly decorated Paralympian swimmer Jessica Long, Executive Chairman, Team Rubicon and Chief Executive, Groundswell Jake Wood, Office of the National Cyber Director for the Executive Office of the President of the United States John Inglis, as well as dozens of prominent cybersecurity experts and innovators.

RSA Conference 2022 will deliver an educational in-person experience where attendees will learn new skills and establish professional connections critical to helping them secure their businesses. As in previous years, the conference will support two keynote stages, with the West Stage featuring sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed guest speakers, and the South Stage presenting highly coveted sessions from industry experts. Keynote stages open on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 through Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

“The RSA Conference 2022 keynote lineup includes visionaries who continue to revolutionize the cybersecurity industry, setting the foundation for this year’s theme – Transform,” said Linda Gray Martin, Vice President, RSA Conference. “The cornerstone of RSA Conference is providing expert insights from across our industry and the keynote program is an integral component to delivering on this. You’ll hear a great mix of security trends, technical content, unique perspectives and inspiring real-life stories the week of Conference. We cannot wait to reconvene in-person and focus on transforming in 2022.”

To accommodate those who would like to view and engage with content online, RSA Conference is also offering a Digital Pass, which will give individuals access to West Stage Keynote live-streaming plus session content from the traditional tracks within 24 hours of a session running live at RSAC 2022. Some keynote sessions will also be available on demand.

Initial West stage keynote speakers at RSA Conference 2022 include:

  • Rohit Ghai, Chief Executive Officer, RSA
  • Tom Gillis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business Group, VMware
  • Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity
  • Jessica Long, Paralympic Champion
  • James Lyne, Chief Technology Officer, SANS Institute
  • Heather Mahalik, DFIR Curriculum Lead and Director of Digital Intelligence, SANS Institute and Cellebrite
  • Katie Nickels, Certified Instructor and Director of Intelligence, SANS Institute and Red Canary
  • Mary O’Brien, General Manager, IBM Security
  • Bryan Palma, Chief Executive Officer, McAfee Enterprise / FireEye
  • Manny Rivelo, Chief Executive Officer, Forcepoint
  • Shailaja Shankar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Security Business Group
  • Ed Skoudis, President, SANS Technology Institute
  • Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research, SANS Technology Institute
  • Jake Wood, Executive Chairman, Team Rubicon and Chief Executive, Groundswell
  • Nir Zuk, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Initial South stage keynote speakers at RSA Conference 2022 include:

  • Dmitri Alperovitch, Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator
  • Michael Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer, Graphic Packaging International
  • Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Threat Alliance
  • Jen Easterly, Director, CISA
  • Tal Goldstein, Head of Strategy, World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity
  • Amy Hogan-Burney, Associate Counsel and General Manager, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
  • John ‘Chris’ Inglis, Office of the National Cyber Director, Executive Office of the President
  • Robert Joyce, Cybersecurity Director, NSA
  • Sandra Joyce, Executive Vice President, Global Intelligence and Advanced Practices, Mandiant
  • Andy Kirkland, Chief Information Security Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • George Kurtz, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CrowdStrike
  • Bob Lord, Former Chief Security Officer, DNC
  • Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances, Fortinet
  • Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist, Researcher, and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Michael Sentonas, Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike
  • Bobbie Stempfley, Business Unit Security Officer, Dell Technologies
  • Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference

New speakers and specific session content details will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks. For more information about the initial keynote lineup for RSA Conference 2022, please visit

Health and Safety
The health and safety of attendees is RSA Conference 2022’s top priority. In accordance with the guidelines provided by the Moscone Center and the City of San Francisco, all attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the Moscone Center, and masks are always required while inside the building. Please view the Health & Safety Hub on our website for regular updates.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference is the premier series of global events and year-round learning for the cybersecurity community. RSAC is where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and have access to the experts, unbiased content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies advance their cybersecurity posture and build stronger and smarter teams. Both in-person and online, RSAC brings the cybersecurity industry together and empowers the collective “we” to stand against cyberthreats around the world. RSAC is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in cybersecurity today. For the most up-to-date news pertaining to the cybersecurity industry visit Where the world talks security.

Marisa Steck
SHIFT Communications


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