Preview: RSA Asia Pacific & Japan Conference 2016Here's What Not to Miss in Singapore
The 2016 RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, to be held July 20-22 in Singapore, will offer a security road map, imparting lessons to practitioners to help them navigate through cybersecurity complexities.
Its more than 50 sessions are designed for a variety of audiences, including executives, management, technical teams and newcomers to the field. The event is expected to draw about 5,000 attendees from the region.
At this year's conference, more than 80 percent of the sessions - including keynotes, conference tracks and workshops - are by experts from vendor organizations.
At this year's conference, more than 80 percent of the sessions - including keynotes, conference tracks and workshops - are by experts from vendor organizations. Last year's event, in contrast, had more sessions by practitioners. It appears that this year, the conference is showcasing the latest security innovations.
The conference encapsulates all aspects of information security - devices, platforms, data science, law enforcement, business strategy, security and attack patterns.
The global perspectives track offers insights into best practices and steps organizations can use to understand security risks. A track on security strategy and data security features sessions on policy, planning, enterprise security architecture and business issues. The threat and threat actors track shares insights into new classes of vulnerabilities, the changing threat landscape, the dark web and remediation. And the "learning lab," the most interesting and interactive session, showcases real-time breach or attack incidents.
K. Shanmugam, Singapore's minister for home affairs and minister for law, inaugurates the conference.
Here's a sampling of some of the can't-miss sessions:
- Business-Driven Perspectives: Amit Yoran, RSA president, in his keynote speech will highlight today's security challenges and key technologies that can deliver at scale. (Takes place Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 | 15.10 hrs | Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4700)
- The Transformation Equation: Defining a New Security Roadmap: The second keynote by Matthew Alderman, vice president, global strategy, Tenable Network Security, will address how to make technologies work to protect your organization by changing your approach. (Takes place Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 | 15.35 hrs | Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4700)
- Security in the World-Sized Web: A keynote session by Bruce Schneier, CTO at Resilient Systems, will outline how mobile, cloud computing, the IoT, persistent computing and autonomy together result in a world-sized web with great benefits but vulnerable to new threats. (Takes place Thursday, 21 July, 2016 | 13.30 hrs | Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4700)
- The Effects of the Digital Age: Musician, businessman and activist Sir Bob Geldof, a Nobel "Man of Peace" award winner, will discuss the intersection of our digital world with sustainability, resources and political instability. (Takes place Friday, 22 July, 2016 | 14.55 hrs | Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4700)
- The Pyramid of Protection: Rethinking Layered Security: Ben Johnson, co-founder and chief security strategist at Carbon Black, will discuss the cybersecurity climate and architecting a cyber strategy around a pyramid of capabilities rather than categories of technologies. (Takes place Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 | 15.55 hrs | Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4700)
- Building and Sustaining an Effective Incident Response Center: Sunil Varkey, CISO, Wipro Technologies, will outline the right approach toward an effective incident response center. (Takes place Thursday, 21 July, 2016 | 10.00 - 10.45 hrs | Orchid Room 4301">)
- Security Awareness Is Not Enough: Build Security Culture Using Science of Habits: Bikash Barai, co-founder, Cigital India, will share insights on behavioural psychology, "habit cycle and formation of a cybersecurity culture. (Takes place Thursday, 21 July, 2016 | 15.15 - 16.00 hrs | Orchid Room)
- Cyber-Wargame Exercise: Operation Cyber-Monkey 2016: This session will feature the role play of a major corporate breach from the perspectives of different participants. (Takes place Thursday, 21 July, 2016 | 10.00 - 12.00 hrs | Peony Room 4401)
ISMG's Asia team will be at the event bringing you frequent updates, as well as interviews with Schneier of Resilient Systems; Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO of RSA; Alex Holden of Holding Security; Chris Coryea of Lockheed Martin and others.
So stay tuned and feel free to reach out to me to share your perspectives.
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