Thursday, February 14, 2013

RSA Conference Tackles Today's Cyber Security Issues

Since the most infantile stages of computers and the internet, there have been security risks that threaten the safety of information.  As technology has continued to evolve, so have the threats to information security and it has forced experts to stay proactive and ahead of the curve in terms of protection.  Anyone from a Fortune 500 corporation to an internet marketing company to the average individual should be concerned with cyber security and the demand is higher now than ever.

In order to continually improve their ability to detect threats, professionals sometimes pool knowledge to benefit everyone.  Since 1991, cryptographers and other information security experts have been gathering annually to tackle the biggest issues facing the industry.  Originally known as the “Cryptography, Standards & Public Policy,” the name has since been changed to the RSA Conference, but the ultimate goal is still the same.

This year, the RSA Conference will be convening again in San Francisco from February 25 to March 1.  The theme for 2013 is, “Security in Knowledge: Mastering Data. Securing the World.”  It should come as no surprise that information technology is shaping the world in which we live.  This year’s conference hopes to tackle the issues that plague cyber security on a global level.  The internet has made the world a much smaller space and now questions loom on how we use and secure the abundant information at our disposal.

Those attending the conference can expect five days of endless learning opportunities from information packed sessions to social networking events.  Experts from some of America’s largest technology companies will be offering their insights into what the future holds for cyber security and the world.  Some notable speakers include:

  • Arthur Coviello Jr, Executive Vice President of EMC
  • David Kirkpatrick,CEO and Chief Techonomist of Techonomy Media
  • Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google
  • Condoleeza Rice, Former Secretary of State of the United States

The best part about gathering all of these leaders in their own respective fields is the chance to draw from each speaker’s individual background.  While Arthur Coviello Jr. will discuss Big Data and how it can change the world for the better, others are more focused on the sociological and psychological influences on our online actions.  

An opportunity like the RSA Conference should not be ignored, but seized.  Although the conference is less than two weeks away, there is still time to give yourself the gift of knowledge.  Anyone interested in learning more or actually registering for the event should visit  

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