I’m off to San Francisco for the RSA 2013 Conference. For the uninitiated, RSA Conference is one of the biggest information security conference held annually in the US (San Francisco), Europe and Asia. RSA 2013 will kick off tomorrow February 25 and will be held until Friday March 1 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA.
As described in the official conference website:
RSA Conference continually evolves program offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our delegates in the dynamic infosec industry. This year we will be debuting:
- 275+ sessions across 22 tracks – including seven newly created tracks
- 20-minute and 60-minute sessions are offered so you can acquire more knowledge and maximize your Conference experience.
- An additional Expo space to accommodate even more industry-leading vendors!
- And more…
This year’s theme is “Security in knowledge, Mastering Data. Securing the world”. The conference website also detailed the this year’ theme 2013: Security in knowledge- RSA Conference 2013 theme
The Gutenberg Printing Press
Data by itself is nothing but a collection of facts and figures, letters and numbers. However, when ignited by understanding and context, data can become so much more. In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith by profession, completed his invention of the printing press, which sparked a revolution in the way people see and describe the world they live in. This collection of wooden and metal letters, regarded as one of the most influential inventions of the second millennium, led to the mass distribution of information and a wave of enlightenment that modernized and transformed culture. Today, we live in a digital age where the printed page is becoming obsolete. But we find ourselves amidst our own information revolution. Data has grown big and gets bigger with every digital transaction we make. It also is more accessible than ever, which leads to the questions, “how do we use, secure and share the information that surrounds us?” As we stand in the midst of the change we look back to the time of Gutenberg to find inspiration for the future of security. Knowledge has always been power. Knowledge has always kept us one step ahead of security threats. We’ve found security in knowledge. And just as Gutenberg’s wooden and metal letters sparked the evolution of culture, at RSA Conference 2013, we bring our security insights and perspectives together to ignite the mass of information that surrounds us.
OK I am starting to sound too geeky now 🙂 Sorry, kinda excited 😀
I will do my best to post something related to RSA and other #security #infosec related here in my blog soon…