Late to Bed, Early to Rise: Security Ledger at The RSA Conference

Check out Security Ledger at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Next Week! (Image courtesy of RSA.)

In-brief: The Security Ledger’s Paul Roberts will be at the RSA Conference in San Francisco next week. You can see him at one of three panel discussions, or interviewing security luminaries on RSA Conference TV. 

Next week, the annual RSA Security Conference kicks off in San Francisco. RSA, in its 26th year, started as a small gathering of cryptographers and -in the intervening years – has become a trade conference for all things security. There are RSA shows in Europe (London), the Asia-Pacific Region (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). The San Francisco event is North America’s biggest show devoted to cyber security and, reflecting the growth of that industry, now sports hundreds of presentations across numerous topical “tracks” and attract tens of thousand of attendees.


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Big name speakers will be there as well. Among them: Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft President Brad Smith, the author and scientist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson…even Seth Meyers.

Security Ledger will be there covering the show all week and participating, as well. Here’s a look at some of the events that we’ll be taking part in:

 RSA Panel: More Problems, More Money: Emerging Cyberthreats Breed New VC Opportunities

Thursday, February 16 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM PT | Moscone West | 2006

Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts will moderate this panel discussion of top investment professionals. Together with Sean Cunningham, the Managing Director of Trident Capital Cybersecurity, Jeremiah Daly, the Co-Founder and General Partner at the VC firm Elephant, Rick Grinnell, the Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures and Mark Hatfield, the Founder and Partner at Ten Eleven Ventures. I’ll be moderating the discussion, which will focus on the new breed of cybersecurity venture capitalists who are looking for opportunities in a rapidly evolving threat landscape and related technologies. This group will gather to debate why this industry’s investments have hit new peaks, to look at the hottest areas in cybersecurity investment, including applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence, security automation and more. We’ll look at where the innovation is happening and where investor dollars are headed. You can check out the program here.

Panel: DevSecOps is the Name, Implementing it in the Cloud is the Game

Monday, February 13 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PT | 111 Minna Art Gallery 

Check outSecurity Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts moderating this panel, sponsored by the folks at Sumologic, Trend Micro and Onelogin, as a group of experts discuss how the DevSecOps is changing how organizations approach security. DevSecOps is a cultural and technical revolution that is going on within companies as they look for ways to deliver cloud services faster and more efficiently.

Paul will be talking with George Gerchow, the Vice President of Security and Compliance at Sumo Logic, Davi Ottenheimer, the Founder and President of Flyingpenguin, Mark Nunnikhoven, the Vice President of Cloud Research at Trend Micro and Alvaro Hoyos, the Chief Information Security Officer at OneLogin. Among the questions we’ll be wrestling with are how successfully implement a “DevSecOps” program and how to manage the security challenges as more workloads move to the cloud. You can register for the event here.

CyberTech Smart & Safe Cities Bangers & Mash Roundtable Breakfast

Tuesday, February 14 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM PT | The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, 198 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The CyberTECH Smart & Safe Cities Bangers and Mash Roundtable Breakfast is where C-Level and information security professionals come together to network, learn and have the opportunity to participate in an interactive panel discussion. Security Ledger will be participating in a roundtable discussion with some of the leading technology publications of the cyber risks (and rewards?) of smart cities. The panel will take place on Tuesday, February 14th at the Chieftain Irish Pub Restaurant at 198 5th Street in San Francisco from 8:30 – 10:30 AM. And, as the name suggests, features a hearty breakfast from the Old Country. You can register to attend here.

RSA Conference TV

Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts will be interviewing information security notables throughout the week as part of RSAC TV, the Conference video channel. Check out the schedule of interviews here and then come check out our live broadcasts in the Moscone West Level 1 Lobby!