RSA Security Conference 2011

Why I am going this year and you should too

The annual, and 20th anniversary, RSA security conference in San Francisco is fast approaching. It runs from February 14th-18th at the moscone center. It is looking to be a great show this year with lots of exciting announcements sure to be made by the various security vendors, especially Cisco. Here is a look at some of the highlights I am looking forward to at the event: -Over 200 industry sessions, but their focus this year on cloud security is what I want to hear about. -Keynote by President Clinton should be interesting -New track for infrastructure security, close to my heart and roots to be sure. -Lots of great PCI and other compliance seminars, workshops, etc. I'll be working the PCI booth for Cisco so be sure to stop by and take the PCI challenge. -Over 350 vendors in the Expo. I like to check out what's new and pick up some swag. -The innovation sandbox is fun. You can whiteboard with security experts on different topics. It is the most fun to try and stump them. ☺ -Peer2Peer sessions have been around for a while and can be informative, but I'm looking forward to the new create your own Peer2Peer session this year. I was thinking of doing a compliance one or maybe a Cisco security one. -Security bloggers meet up. This will be my first one and I'm looking forward to it. -And last but not least, RSA gives you a chance to network with your security peers. Probably the best part of any security conference. Also, don't forget to stop over at the BSides security conference Monday or tuesday. They also put on a great free show. Check it out here http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/30975276/BSidesSanFrancisco I'll be giving a PCI 2.0 update presentation at 11:30 Tuesday at the Cisco booth. Come on by. I hope to see you in San Fran!

The opinions and information presented here are my PERSONAL views and not those of my employer. I am in no way an official spokesperson for my employer.

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