Do good with your data at RSA, with Tinfoil Security!

It’s that time of year again! RSA is coming up on April 16th-20th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! We’ll be at booth # 4532, and we’d love to show you our newly launched API Scanner.


This is Tinfoil Security’s second time attending the conference and, based on what we observed last year, we wanted to approach it with a twist. Our goal is to encourage you to think about how much data you share when your badge is scanned, and what you are willing to give up for it. We want you to ask yourself: “What is my data worth?”


At least once during this year’s conference, you’re likely to scan your badge for free swag – a pen, a beer, a t-shirt, or the chance to win a prize. Last year, we were astonished at how much companies had invested in items that would hopefully attract your attention so they could partake in a swag exchange to get hold of your data. Many items you might collect are fun and useful – we love the nerdy things! However, we noticed many people discarding unwanted swag at the end of the conference, only to be picked up by the local homeless population.


This gave us an idea.


We want to provide you with the opportunity to use your data to do good. For each badge we scan, Tinfoil Security will donate a meal to those in need, right here in San Francisco.


To help us with our mission, Tinfoil Security has partnered with the non-profit Curry Without Worry as our 2018 community partner. Curry Without Worry cooks and serves warm, healthy meals to those in need, just blocks from the Moscone Center, where RSA is being held. During our time volunteering with Curry Without Worry, the Tinfoil Security team was surprised to discover it was not just those who are homeless that are in need of a meal, but also college students, off-duty police officers with their children, and city workers. Hunger affects more community members than we realize!

Don’t want your badge scanned at all? Come to our booth (#4532) and we will show you a hack to protect your data! We will also be giving away free pens, stickers, and tattoos – no badge scan required!


In case this is your first time hearing about us: Tinfoil Security provides security tools for developers and DevOps teams. We integrate into your current development workflow, empowering developers to find and fix vulnerabilities as a part of their normal development process. Our goal is to increase bandwidth for your security teams while training developers to code more securely and treat vulnerabilities as normal bugs. Whether you’re building web applications or APIs powering mobile backend servers, IoT devices, and web services, we have a dynamic vulnerability scanner that’s right for you and your team.


More about our 2018 Community partner: Curry Without Worry


Curry Without Worry was founded in December of 2006, as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of serving soul pleasing food to the hungry people of San Francisco. While they desire to feed people who are most in need, their philosophy is that hunger is not defined by an empty stomach. For this reason, Curry Without Worry is open to all who hunger to join them. The mix of those who accept a meal brings a sense of equality and peace to the experience, allowing those truly having a hard time in life to realize that there are people who care about bringing people from all walks of life together. They serve vegan meals at the Civic Center in San Francisco every Tuesday evening, rain or shine.


You can make a donation directly at: currywithoutworry.org


Don’t forget to visit Tinfoil Security at our RSA Booth # 4532.


If you’ve not yet purchased your ticket, please enjoy a complimentary Guest Expo Pass on us. To sign up, please go to the RSA registration page and enter the expo passcode: X8ETINFO

Tinfoil RSA 2018

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Tinfoil Security Blog authored by Neda Blocho. Read the original post at: https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/blog/RSA-2018-Tinfoil-Security