In just a few weeks, San Francisco will be taken over by cybersecurity professionals and vendors at Moscone Center for the 2019 RSA Conference. There’s a lot packed into the conference—that’s why we’re breaking down the best ways to see McAfee in action. So take out your calendars and make note of the events below.
McAfee Leadership Takes the Stage
CSA Summit Keynote: Case Study: Behind the Scenes of MGM Resorts’ Digital Transformation
Monday, March 4 | 11:35 am – 11:55 am | Moscone Center
Rajiv Gupta, Senior Vice President, Cloud Security Business Unit, McAfee
Scott Howitt, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, MGM Resorts International
As a leader in their industry, MGM is transforming into a digital business by aggressively adopting the cloud to make their employees more engaged and productive and to deliver modern experiences to their customers. Join Rajiv Gupta, SVP of McAfee’s Cloud Business, and Scott Howitt, SVP and CISO for MGM Resorts International, to hear how MGM is protecting their enterprise data across the whole spectrum of their evolving infrastructure, from on-prem, to the device, to their SaaS, IaaS and PaaS cloud instances. More, here.
Session: #Ransomware – The Rise, Death and Resurrection of Digital Extortion
Monday, March 4 | 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm | Session Code: SEM-M03
Head of Cyber Investigations
Chief Scientist, McAfee Fellow
Hear from cybercrime experts on the successes and lessons learned from the No More Ransom initiative, an online portal that has prevented millions of dollars in ransom payments to cybercriminals. Recent statistics point to a decrease in the number of ransomware variants. So, is ransomware dead? Not so fast. Get up to speed on what’s new in the ongoing effort to combat the threat of ransomware. More, here.
Keynote: Lightning in a Bottle, or Burning Down the House?
Tuesday, March 5 | 8:35 am – 8:55 am | RSA, West Stage
Dr. Celeste Fralick
Chief Data Scientist
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Fire. In the wild, it’s a force for destruction. Controlled, it powers civilization’s forward evolution. But containing phenomena—natural or manmade—is a devilish challenge. Today’s regulatory hotspots include AI and quantum computing, because innovations that strengthen defenses can also fuel targeted threats. The weaponization of AI to amplify cyberattack impacts is enough to give anyone pause, so discussion of export controls on these and other technologies is a worthy conversation. What is the path forward to advance and protect human progress? How do we nurture sparks of innovation without burning bridges to the future? More, here.
Session: Using Machine Learning to Improve Security Predictions
Tuesday, March 5 | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | Session Code: SPO2-T06
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Vice President of McAfee Labs Operations
Organizations are overwhelmed by data and dependent on outdated (nonpredictive) tools and methods. Security companies can’t keep up with the frequency of attacks, 50% of which are missed by traditional antivirus programs. In this session, McAfee’s CISO will share his experiences, providing valuable information for security organizations to predict attacks by relying on data science and machine learning. More, here.
Session: Mulitparty Vulnerability Disclosure: From Here to Where?
Wednesday, March 6 | 9:20 am – 10:10 am | Session Code: PDAC-W03
As the world grows ever more dependent on complex technological systems, the risk of broadly impactful vulnerabilities in software and hardware is driving the need for improvements in how the global ecosystem addresses identification and disclosure of those vulnerabilities. This panel will discuss what works, what doesn’t, and suggest a path forward that can benefit everyone globally. More, here.
Moderator: John Banghart, Senior Director, Venable
Panelists: Kent Landfield, Chief Standards and Technology Policy Strategist, McAfee LLC
Art Manion, Vulnerability Analysis Technical Manager, CERT Coordination Center
Audrey Plonk, Director, Global Security Policy, Intel Corporation
Session: Law Enforcement: The Secret Weapon in the CISO’s Toolkit
Friday, March 8 | 11:10 am – 12:00 pm | Session Code: AIR-F03
Head of Cyber Investigations
This session will show you how to get the most out of working with law enforcement agencies (LEA) before, during or after a security breach. Learn why partnering with law enforcement can be a valuable strategic asset in the CISO’s ever-expanding toolbox of security measures. More, here.
Hack Your Way Through the Crowds at the McAfee Booth
We’re hosting a fun and interactive Capture the Flag challenge at our RSA booth to test the investigative and analytical skills of RSA attendees. Contestants will be given various challenges and will receive “flag” details on how to complete each challenge as quickly and accurately as possible. Want to know who is in the lead? Don’t worry, we’ll have a live scoreboard. The winner of the RSA Capture the Flag contest will get bragging rights and a cool prize to take home. Visit us at booth #N5745 in the North Hall.
Cloud Security BarCade Challenge
Tuesday, March 5 | 6:00 pm – Midnight | Coin-Op Game Room, San Francisco | 508 4th Street
We’re hosting an epic cloud security networking event at Coin-Op Game Room in San Francisco! What’s the challenge? Come out to see us and find out. There will be prizes, games, food, networking, and more. Register here.
RSA After-Hours Social & Cloud Security Panels
Wednesday, March 6 | 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm | Mourad, San Francisco | 140 New Montgomery Street
We’re bringing the cloud community together for a night of networking at Mourad, so grab your peers and head over to the after-hours social. We will have a DJ, awesome food, creative libations, and a VIP area upstairs for a private whiskey tasting. Throughout the night, we’ll be hosting cloud security panels, where you’ll hear perspectives from industry experts on the current security landscape, best practices, and how to elevate your cloud security posture. Register here and join us as we close out RSA at the after-hours social of the year.
There’s a lot to look forward to at RSA 2019, so be sure to stop by booth #N5745 in the North Hall for demos, theater sessions, and more. Feel free to use code XSU9MCAFEE for a free RSAC expo pass. Also, be sure to follow @McAfee for real-time updates from the show throughout the week.
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