RSA Conference 2015 Opens Today In San Francisco

April 20, 2015


 World’s Largest Information Security Event Frames Industry Discussion For 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – April 20, 2015 – RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, kicked off its annual show today at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to an expected record breaking attendance. Taking place April 20 to April 24, RSA Conference 2015 brings together the top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats.

This year’s Conference includes a notable lineup of featured speakers from the industry, including:

  • Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation
  • Amit Chatterjee, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Technology Group, CA Technologies
  • Art Gilliland, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Security Products, HP
  • Chris Hoff, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer Security, Juniper Networks
  • The Cryptographers panel, featuring Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer & Security Expert, Cryptomathic; Ed Giorgio, CEO, Ponte Technologies; Ronald Rivest, Vannevar Bush Professor, MIT; Adi Shamir, Professor, Computer Science Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; and moderated by Paul Kocher, President and Chief Scientist, Cryptography Research, Inc.
  • Amit Mital, Executive Vice President, Emerging Endpoints and Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
  • Martin Roesch, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Security Business Group
  • Amit Yoran, President, RSA
  • Christopher Young, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intel Security Group

This year’s Conference will also feature special guest keynotes from:

  • Alec Baldwin, Award Winning Actor
  • Zak Ebrahain, Author, The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice, Nonviolence advocate and lecturer
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, World-renowned Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
  • Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management and Fellow, Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
  • Diana Nyad, World Record Holder and Legendary Swimmer
  • Herbert “Hugh” Thompson, Ph.D, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference

“This year, the spotlight has been on cybersecurity more than ever. From massive breaches to the announcement of President Obama’s new cybersecurity initiatives, the information security industry certainly has a lot to talk about,” said Linda Gray, General Manager of RSA Conference. “Over the course of the Conference, we’ll be challenging the status quo of thoughts and procedures, and we will come up with new ways to secure our digital future.”

Some of the highlights at RSA Conference 2015 include:

  • Innovation Sandbox – Kicking off on Monday, April 20, the popular Innovation Sandbox program will culminate with one finalist being named “RSA Conference 2015’s Most Innovative Company.” The 2015 event marks 10 years since the event launched at RSA Conference 2005 as Innovation Station!
  • Sandbox – After our Innovation Sandbox Contest wraps up, the competition area will transform into an area filled with opportunities for experiential learning and networking. Attendees will improve their network security skills by joining the hands-on SANS NetWars or can get a caffeine fix at the Cybrew Coffee Bar. Regardless of when attendees swing by The Sandbox, there will be abundant opportunities to discover new solutions and share individual perspectives with colleagues.
  • Into the Woods: Protecting Our Youth from the Wolves of Cyberspace – Today's headlines are crowded with stories of kids who fall victim to cybercrimes, including online bullying and predatory behavior. We can't supervise every dark corner of the Internet, so what is the answer? Stricter laws? Aggressive pursuit of offenders? Education of our kids? This keynote panel will discuss challenges and offer solutions designed to ensure the safety of our children.
  • Exclusive Sessions on Industry Hot Topics Throughout the week, RSA Conference will be hosting a number of sessions covering pressing topics like the Internet of Things, threat intelligence, Application Security & DevOps and much more. Some top-rated sessions for 2015 include:
    • License to Kill: Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools
    • No More Snake Oil: 6 Reasons Why InfoSec Needs Guarantees
    • The Six Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and What's Coming Next
    • Android Security: Data from the Front Lines
    • Endpoints in the New Age: Apps, Mobility, and the Internet of Things
  • Peer2Peer Sessions – These highly interactive gatherings are an opportunity for attendees who share a common interest to explore various security issues and topics.
  • Crowdsourced Sessions – Year after year we receive a flood of high-quality speaker submissions and it’s always a challenge to choose the best ones. For RSA Conference 2015, we shared some of that challenge by opening up the judging to our industry peers who helped us identify unique sessions that will get the audience talking and keep everyone engaged.
  • Learning Labs – Learning Labs offer in-depth learning and high interactivity before, during and after Conference. The two-hour Labs target senior security information practitioners (10+ years). 
  • RSAC Cyber Safety Village/Tech Museum of Innovation– In partnership with San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation, RSA Conference 2015 will transform Moscone West (level 2) into the Cyber Safety Village, where Conference attendees will get a sneak preview of The Tech’s upcoming new exhibit—Cyber Detectives.
  • RSAC TVRSAC TV is our very own onsite recording studio! RSAC TV programming will feature the best of RSA Conference content distilled into concise and engaging presentations. Speaker interviews and RSAC Studio sessions will be recorded throughout the week. Attendees can even join the live studio audience to hear from some of the best minds in information security.

RSA Conference would like to extend its thanks to 2015 sponsors: Juniper Networks, Microsoft, RSA, Cisco, FireEye, Akamai, Ixia, Splunk, HP, Intel Security, Qualys, Symantec, HOB, Sophos, TeleTrusT, Trend Micro, Websense, AhnLab, Barracuda, Blue Coat, CA Technologies, Entrust, HID, Narus, Palo Alto Networks, SafeNet, Secunia, Tripwire, Trustwave, Venafi, Veracode, Verizon, Aligiance, Attachmate, BeyondTrust, Checkmarx, Citrix, Covisint, Entersekt, Identity Finder, Intel, Jiransoft, Lancope, Lieberman Software, LynuxWorks, NagraID Security, Proofpoint, Quintessence Labs, Sourcefire, SSH Communications Security, SynerComm, Sypris, Tenable Network Security, NICOM Engineering, Unisys, and Vormetric. 

A complete RSA Conference 2015 agenda can be found at:


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