RSA Conference, the premiere series of global events, once again sets the stage for the world to talk – and challenge – information security trends during the annual U.S. event Feb. 29-March 4, 2016, in San Francisco. The conference is one of the largest of its kind with tens of thousands of security professionals, hundreds of media personnel and analysts, and hundreds of exhibitors attending every year. The 2016 event marks the 25th Anniversary, and this year RSA Conference is challenging participants to take it a step further and “Connect to Protect.”
As always, the conference features world-class speakers and keynotes who drive to the heart of what information security professionals care about. The topics covered serve a wide range of industries such as information technology, government, financial services, manufacturing, software, healthcare, education, retail, and mobile technology and apps among others.
Program highlights at RSA Conference 2016 include:
Innovation Sandbox Contest and The Sandbox – On Feb. 29, the popular Innovation Sandbox Contest brings together participants to pitch their security solutions in front of a live audience. Five industry veterans judge the competition and name one finalist the “RSA Conference 2016’s Most Innovative Company.” After the winner is announced, the Innovation Sandbox Contest area transforms into The Sandbox – an experiential space designed to immerse attendees in multiple dynamic, learning and networking opportunities. RSA Conference 2016 offers “sandboxes” to learn how to encrypt mobile device emails, surf anonymously online, study the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities, test network security at SANS NetWars, and experiment on what happens to healthcare, finance or energy sectors when our critical infrastructure (ICS) is tested.
Learning Labs plus Crowdsourced and Birds of a Feather Sessions – In addition to the regular lineup of sessions on the industry’s hottest topics, RSA Conference brings back its popular Learning Labs and Crowdsourced sessions and introduces Birds of a Feather. Learning Labs provides a highly interactive, facilitated learning experience for those in attendance. All content is hand on and small group oriented, and this year 12 Labs are offered across a variety of topics. In the Crowdsourced Session, the top offerings selected by the security community take the stage at RSA Conference, with an expanded track for 2016. And new for this year, attendees can start the day off at a Birds of a Feather early gathering. Attendees can bring breakfast over to the discussion room, where topics are designated based on interest to encourage interaction with like-minded individuals. This is, by design, a loosely structured event to give participants an opportunity to network and set the agenda for discussions of interest while allowing topics to develop organically.
RSAC TV – Now in its second year, RSAC TV is the conference’s very own onsite recording studio. Programming features the best content distilled into concise and engaging presentations. RSAC TV sessions are a set of select 15-minute video presentations delivered in front of a live audience. These sessions are published online following the event.
This marks a few of the exciting, innovative programs RSA Conference has planned for 2016. For more information about the conference or to register, please visit rsaconference.com.