RSA Conference Attracts More Than 40,000 Attendees in Another Successful Run
RSA Conference™, the world’s leading cybersecurity conferences and expositions, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, attracted more than 40,000 attendees, including more than 650 speakers, more than 500 exhibitors and hundreds of media outlets. Throughout the week, attendees networked on the expo floor and participated in keynote presentations, track sessions, tutorials, seminars and special networking events.
Several of the most pressing topics discussed during this year’s Conference included issues surrounding intelligence and threat modeling, the changing face of ransomware and malware, challenges and opportunities presented by generative AI and the wide-reaching impact of open source.
The RSA conference gathers the “world’s most efficient and innovative cybersecurity problem solvers to tackle current and future threats remains critical,” said Linda Gray Martin, senior vice president, RSA Conference. “Our commitment to providing a year-round platform for the community to engage, learn and access content remains stronger than ever. Whether it’s online through RSAC 365 or at in-person events, we look forward to continuing the important conversations we’ve had this week throughout the rest of the year.”
RSA Conference 2023 highlights include
33 keynote presentations on two stages. West Stage keynotes featured sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed guest speakers while South Stage brought highly coveted, in-depth sessions from industry experts on a range of topics.
Key session and seminar presentations included:
- Security as Part of Responsible AI: At Home or At Odds? – Rumman Chowdury, Founder, Bias Buccaneers; Ram Shankar Siva Kumar, Data Cowboy, Microsoft; Harvard (Moderator); Daniel Rohrer, VP of Software Product Security, NVIDIA; Vijay Bolina, CISO, Deep Mind
- The Cryptographers’ Panel – Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer and Security Expert, Cryptomathic (Moderator); Clifford Cocks, Former Chief Mathematician, Government Communications Headquarters, United Kingdom; Anne Dames, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Security; Radia Perlman, Fellow, Dell Technologies; Adi Shamir, Borman Professor of Computer Science, The Weizmann Institute, Israel
- Five Most Dangerous New Attach Techniques – Heather Mahalik, DFIR Curriculum Lead, SANS Institute and Senior Director of Digital Intelligence, Cellebrite; Steven Sims, Offensive Operations Curriculum Lead and Fellow, SANS Institute; Katie Nickels, Certified Instructor and Director of Intelligence, SANS Institute and Red Canary; Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., Dean of Research, SANS Institute; and Ed Skoudis, President, SANS Institute (Moderator)
- Hugh Thompson Show: Quantum Edition – Shohini Ghose, Professor of Physics and Computing, Wilfrid Laurier University; Paul Kocher, Independent Researcher and Cryptographer; Christopher Lloyd, Actor; and Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference (Moderator)
- HiddenLayer named “RSA Conference 2023’s Most Innovative Startup” by the Innovation Sandbox’s judges’ panel comprised of technology, venture and security industry thought leaders.
- The Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics co-sponsored by IACR presented to Paul Kocher, renowned cryptographer and independent researcher.
- RSAC College Day welcoming more than 550 college students, recent graduates and faculty to network with leading companies, explore career opportunities, attend dedicated education events and experience RSA Conference sessions and the expo floor.
- Executive Programs – RSA Conference hosted four closed door programs for select executive and government audiences: RSAC CISO Boot Camp, International Cybersecurity Forum (ICSF), Executive Security Action Forum (ESAF) and eFraud Global Forum (eFG). RSAC will bring its CISO Boot Camp to the Australian Information Security Association (AISA)’s Australian Cyber Conference for the first time later this year from October 17-19, 2023, in Melbourne.
RSA Conference 2024 will take place May 6-9, 2024, in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.