Preview: RSA Conference 2012

Mobile Security Among New Topics Featured at Event
Preview: RSA Conference 2012
RSA Conference 2012 is just around the corner.

The annual information security gathering, taking place from Feb. 27 to March 2 at San Francisco's Moscone Center, will focus on the security attacks, data breaches and mobile threats affecting organizations worldwide.

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For the third straight year, Information Security Media Group, publisher of this media site, will be a Platinum Media Sponsor of this world-class event. ISMG also is sending its largest team ever to provide ongoing coverage of the event. [See RSA Conference 2011 coverage.]

Over the course of five days, thousands of attendees from all over the world will dive into intensive learning, including 350+ cutting-edge exhibits, social activities and networking opportunities.

Attendees will learn about the latest trends and technologies and gain insight into new perspectives on the most critical technical and business issues facing organizations today.

Keynotes at this year's RSA Conference include:

  • Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on the keys leaders must keep in mind when managing innovation;
  • Robert S. Mueller, III, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, on outsmarting terrorists, hackers and spies;
  • David Brooks, NY Times columnist, author and PBS commentator on his latest book, The Social Animal;
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the economic and security challenges we face today;
  • Plus industry leaders from Intel, McAfee, Qualys, Symantec and more.

To view the full list of keynote speakers, please visit RSA's Keynotes page.

Throughout the course of the event, over 200 sessions will be held across 17 tracks, covering a wide range of critical themes and topics, including: cloud security, risk and compliance, legislation and ID management.

New tracks being offered for the 2012 conference include mobile security, navigating the association landscape and security trends.

This year's theme, "The Great Cipher Mightier Than the Sword," references the early mathematician Antoine Rossignol, who helped France's army in the 17th century by cracking an encrypted letter revealing that their adversaries, the Huguenots, were in desperate need of supplies and ammunition. This message can be applied to today's threat landscape, where intelligence and innovation can aid security professionals in thwarting cyber threats.

About RSA Conference

RSA Conference was developed in 1991 as a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security. Today, it has turned into a worldwide entity that attracts the world's best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about IT security's most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.

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