RSA Conference Concludes 32nd Annual Event


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – RSA Conference™, the world’s leading cybersecurity conferences and expositions, concluded its 32nd annual event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on April 27, 2023. The year’s event attracted over 40,000 attendees, including 650+ speakers, 500+ exhibitors and 500+ members of the media. Throughout the week, attendees networked on the expo floor and participated in keynote presentations, track sessions, tutorials, seminars and special networking events.

Mayor London Breed, 45th and current mayor of the City and County of San Francisco visits RSAC23.
Mayor London Breed (center), 45th mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, visits RSAC 2023. photo: RSAC

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 enthusiasm and buzz felt in and around RSA Conference all week was palpable as we welcomed our community to San Francisco. Gathering 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 included:

  • 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.
  • 650+ speakers across 350+ sessions and nearly 550 exhibitors on the expo floors.
  • 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 grads 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.

Source and photos: RSA and RSA Conference

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