Welcome to RSA Conference USA!
Greetings and welcome to this year’s Conference. We hope you’re as excited as we are about the week ahead here in San Francisco. From seeing old friends to making new ones, sharing war stories, ideas and inspiration to getting hands-on education, and hearing from some of the most thought-provoking security leaders and thinkers around, it’s going to be an action-packed week.
So…What’s New for 2018?
Before we get to the fun stuff, let’s talk about some logistics and tips to help you hit the ground running as you plan your week. First off, registration: This year, the ONLY location for registration will be Moscone West. All pass types can be picked up there.
Check out our new RSAC mobile app where you can view the full agenda, access speaker profiles, exhibitor and sponsor details, build a list of your favorite sessions and enjoy 3D maps as well as enhanced search and notifications. Our Conference tip sheet offers more recommendations on how to make the most of the week.
This year, Full Conference Pass holders will receive on-site the new RSAC Perks Pack containing exclusive sponsor offers. You’ll find chances to participate in RSAC sponsor giveaways, drawings and more. Simply bring your booklet to corresponding sponsor booths to redeem for prizes and other Conference perks.
Stop by Broadcast Alley to see top security publications in action as they shoot live at the Conference and record exclusive interviews with cybersecurity VIPs. Located next to RSAC TV in the lobby of Moscone West, the Alley is the unofficial newsroom of RSAC 2018. You can also reserve a spot in our recording booth for interviews or live news reports– first come, first served. And for those of you connecting with media and analysts, remember the Press Room (as well as the 1:1 Meeting Rooms) will both be located on the 2nd floor of the Marriott Marquis this year.
Make sure you save some of your energy for after-hours knowledge-sharing. New this year are our Nighttime Ninja sponsor-hosted sessions that explore technical solutions. These will be happening on Tuesday night starting at 6:30 PM and Wednesday night starting at 7:30 PM.
Looking for a way to fuel up between sessions or get energized before your next keynote? Street Eats is the answer. Stop by any of the five food trucks on Mission Street or the seven food trucks on Howard. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 AM – 2 PM. Available to all registrants; cash or credit accepted.
This year’s RSAC Bash is not to be missed and we’ll be hosting it for the first time at the historic San Francisco Armory on Thursday from 6:00-10:00 PM. Imagine yourself at a futuristic amusement park surrounded by the InfoSec community and enjoying everything from live music to a remote-control car track and of course lots of libations and unique food.
Monday: A Preview Snapshot
Don’t forget this year we’ve got a full Monday agenda including the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest, where 10 finalists representing cybersecurity’s boldest new innovators will be facing off and delivering three-minute pitches demonstrating their groundbreaking security technologies. Make note, the contest will be happening in Yerba Buena 8 at the Marriott Marquis, just a short walk from Moscone Center on Monday from 1:30 – 4:30 PM.
This year’s RSAC CyberSmart Parents Education Seminar: “Keeping Your Family Safe Online” will also be happening on Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 – 4:30 PM at Moscone West. Hear about the latest research into the online lives and habits of teens and parents, and teens’ perspectives on privacy, social media and online communities. We end our workshop with guidance on keeping your family safe including understanding the psychological effects of social media on kids.
Also happening Monday will be our Securing Diversity seminar, which will be an opportunity to think differently in recognizing and valuing diversity. You’ll hear from a wide range of speakers exposing you to a variety of thoughts, backgrounds and perspectives—true diversity in practice. This seminar is appropriate for all our attendees, and offers a great start to the week with strong content and networking opportunities.
Additional Monday seminars include:
- GDPR Essentials
- Foundations of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Smart Contracts
- Ransomware and Destructive Attacks
- Security Foundations
- How-to for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Finally, make sure to kick off RSA Conference week with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and get a preview of the leading information security vendors in both North and South Expo halls at Monday’s Welcome Reception. The reception happens 5:00-7:00 PM and is open to all pass types with guest tickets available for purchase at registration.
We look forward to connecting with you on the show floor!
And for those of you unable to joins us at the show in-person this year, we encourage you to check out RSAC OnDemand, featuring some of the Conference’s most looked-forward-to moments, RSAC onDemand will gives you critical and relevant industry information online and wherever you are.
Heard in the Press Room
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from RSA Conference Blog authored by RSAC Editorial Team. Read the original post at: http://www.rsaconference.com/blogs/welcome-to-rsa-conference-usa-2018