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By Jeff Jones, Director, Trustworthy Computing
The annual RSA Conference USA in San Francisco brings together many of the brightest minds in IT security and features a wide range of important, thought-provoking discussions. An estimated 26,000 guests will attend this year’s conference, which runs next week, from Feb. 24-28.
Microsoft is a conference sponsor and we’ll present several speaker sessions during the week. One highlight is the keynote presentation on Feb. 25 by Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing. In his session, entitled: Conundrums in Cyberspace: Exploiting security in the name of, well, security, Scott will discuss the company’s commitment to protecting customers in the wake of recent disclosures of widespread government surveillance programs.
My colleague Tim Rains will deliver another interesting session: A Deep Dive into the Security Threat Landscape of the Middle East.
The full list of Microsoft’s sessions is below, and if you are at the conference, I hope you will come see them. We’ll be posting regular updates from the conference on this blog and on our Twitter handle: @MSFTSecurity, so check back often.
MICROSOFT SPEAKER SESSIONS
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Conundrums in Cyberspace: Exploiting security in the name of, well, security
Tuesday, February 25
Welcome & Non-Integral Asymmetric Functions
Wednesday, February 26
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
A Deep Dive into the Security Threat Landscape of the Middle East
9:20 AM – 10:20 AM
New Foundations for Threat Modeling
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM
Pass-the-Hash: How Attackers Spread and How to Stop Them
Nathan Ide, Mark Russinovich
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Raising the Security Bar with Windows 8.1
Thursday, February 27
Public Cloud Security: Surviving in a Hostile Multitenant Environment
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
How Microsoft IT “Does” Data Protection
Mutiny on the Bounty: The Epic Tale of How Data Defeated Dogma
We’ll also have a booth on the expo floor where you can check out some great phones and tablets, talk with Microsoft staff, or enjoy a free beverage from our espresso cart. Booth staff will also be handing out passes for the Microsoft Appreciation Party on the night of Feb. 25. Hope to see you there!