8 Must-Attend Sessions for InfoSec Leaders at RSA 2016

8 Must-Attend Sessions for InfoSec Leaders at RSA 2016

The role of an Information Security leader today can be a constant battle, with new threats emerging every day and existing threats evolving. It requires leaders to be proactive with their approach to security and keeping enterprise data safe.

That is why conferences like RSA are highly anticipated and important. Each year, the topics reveal the security industry’s top concerns along with insights for being better prepared for those challenges – and this year is no different. The growing risks of cloud, security, automation, ransomware, mobile security and privacy are some of the hot topics on the RSA 2016 event agenda.

We’ve narrowed down the agenda to these 8 must-attend sessions representing the biggest players and hottest topics in security, privacy and risk today.

  1. Trust in the Cloud in Tumultuous Times (Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 8:50 AM)
    We’re living in extraordinary times when the balance between security, privacy and the freedom of expression is at a tipping point. Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith takes on this thorny topic on Tuesday morning at RSA. Follow Brad on Twitter and register here.
  1. Robot Cars, Risk and Ethics: Lessons for Artificial Intelligence (Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 2:20 PM)
    Thinkers from Wired, Stanford, Cal Poly and Silicon Valley Law make up an intriguing panel addressing the risks of artificial intelligence. Follow panel moderator and self-described ‘Wired maverick’ Kevin Kelly on Twitter and register here.
  1. Five Mobile Security Challenges Facing the Enterprise (Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 5:30 PM)
    Even if you think you can guess all five of these challenges, you should still attend this discussion of the impact of mobile devices on the enterprise lead by NowSecure. Learn how to confront each one. Register here.
  1. VMware: The Future State of Security Starts with Virtualization (Monday, February 29, 2016 | 8:30 AM)
    What does virtualization mean for security? VMware Chief Technology Strategy Officer Jim Routh, CSO speaks on the topic and is a must attend for any company working with virtualized environments. Register here.
  1.   Mobile Threats, the Force Awakens! (Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 4:30 PM)
    Dive into the hacker’s mind to establish best practices for securing corporate mobile data with Mobile lron. Register here.
  1. Privacy Regulatory Landscape Past, Present and Future (Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 3:20 PM)
    A panel of lawyers (read on!) will address global regulations that are impacting approaches to privacy. If you’re lucky, you may spot Druva’s Dave Packer in the audience, an expert in his own right. Register here.
  1. FCC’s Cybersecurity Risk Reduction Initiatives and Activities (Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 9:10 AM)
    It gets real when the FCC chief weighs in on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the expanded the cyber attack surface for consumer appliances. FCC Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau David Simpson headlines this session. Register here.
  1. Beyond Encryption: Why We Can’t Come Together on Security and Privacy—and the Catastrophes That Await If We Don’t (Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 2:50 PM)
    Join moderator Arthur Coviello, and panelists of privacy and security experts including Michael Chertoff (@ChertoffGroup), Mike McConnell (Booz Allen Hamilton), Nuala O’Connor (@privacymama) and Trevor Hughes (@jtrevorhughes) to explore why the encryption controversy is only the tip of the iceberg of the security and privacy debate. Register here.

The Druva team will be at RSA and we invite you to join us! Register for a complimentary pass using code XEDRUVA16 and swing by our booth (#4711 in the North Expo Hall) to take proactive steps to protect end user data and for a chance to win one of thirty Fitbit Zips!

Not able to attend? We’ll be live tweeting from the event, so follow @Druvainc next week starting Monday for live updates and nuggets of wisdom from these eight sessions.

Can’t wait to start addressing the risk of dispersed data across your organization? Download our latest report below.



Jennifer Burnham

Jennifer is Content Lead at Abbott Vascular. Her focus is to create content that educates and delights. Her previous roles include Content Producer at Apple, a Go-To-Market lead at Adobe, and Director of Social Media and Content Strategy at salesforce.com.


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