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RSA Cybersecurity Conference: Singapore 2017

RSA Cybersecurity Conference: Singapore 2017

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Grand opening ceremony! (video filmed per organiser's rules by author)

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   RSA hosted its cybersecurity conference in Singapore July 26-28, 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands. The conference presented five tracks covering Cloud, Mobile, & IoT Security, eFraud & Law Enforcement, Global Perspectives, Security Strategy & Data Security, and Threats & Threat Actors. There were over 6,500 registered attendees, 45 engaging conference sessions, led by some of the industry’s top experts with additional keynote sessions and 100+ exhibitors sponsored the event.

 Exhibitor's Hall (author's photo)

Exhibitor's Hall (author's photo)

   First of all the opening session was amazing and fun. Check out the video and its archives here.

   Started out Day 1 by attending a hands-on lab session on "Overcoming the Challenges of Automating Security in a DevOps Environment" which taught the importance of integrating security with automated technology and the risks associated with third party libraries. Dome9's module on Identity & Access Management was interesting. Its "Compliance & Governance" dashboard could make life for alot of corporate compliance departments easier by engaging in automated audits. The presenters also showcased Qualys and Jenkins. Next I attended another hands-on lab on incident response against phishing email and psexec attacks.

 View from the conference venue (author's photo)

View from the conference venue (author's photo)

   Day 2 events included vendor security and third party risks, blockchain & cybersecurity, and machine learning & AI. A keynote speaker emphasized the need to establish a litigation proof cybersecurity compliance program noting that a company does not get blamed for getting hacked, instead it gets blamed for not responding to the hack effectively.  

   Day 3 events included protecting industrial control systems and cloud security. The closing keynote address was delivered by Jacques Villeneuve, Formula One World Champion who talked about integrating human and machine. He noted that in the future, race cars would be the only car that will still be driven by humans.

 

The human element in cybersecurity (video filmed per organiser's rules by author)

Wish your team performed like this...(video filmed per organiser's rules by author)

Smart cars in the regulatory fast lanes

Smart cars in the regulatory fast lanes

IAPP Privacy Conference: Singapore 2017

IAPP Privacy Conference: Singapore 2017