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Symantec at RSA Conference 2016

Sessions and Panels


Keynote Session by Symantec


  • Title
    Peek into the Future: The Security Operations Center of 2020
  • Speaker
    Michael Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symantec
  • Abstract
    Together we will take a look at how the threat vectors of today will evolve. In the future your security will need to extend beyond your four walls to risks across your supply chain, eco-system and all your customer touch points. We’ll be joined by progressive thinkers who will help us envision the SOC of 2020.
  • Date/Time
    Thursday, March 3 at 2:30 pm
  • Location
    Esplanade Ballroom – Moscone South

Symantec RSA® Conference 2016 Sessions and Panels

TitleGet Your Head in the Cloud: A Practical Model for Enterprise Cloud Security
SpeakerNico Popp, Vice President, Information Protection, Symantec
AbstractAs users, infrastructure and applications move to the cloud at a record-breaking pace, the cloud has become a paradox: both a dream and a nightmare. Accessibility, scale, price and elasticity drive high adoption while security is a source of constant concern. This session will focus on a practical four pillar model for enterprise cloud security, all supported by real-world implementation.
Date/TimeWednesday, March 2 / 10:20 – 11:10 am
LocationRoom 131 – Moscone North
TitleHow the USG's Rule for Intrusion Software Will Kill Global Cybersecurity
AbstractIn seeking to prevent the sale of surveillance tools to oppressive regimes that use technology to commit human rights abuses, the Commerce Department announced a new proposal for implementing of the Wassenaar Arrangement export controls. Panelists discuss the proposed rule, the potential costs to U.S. industry and global cybersecurity if the rule is implemented, offering more sound alternatives.
MediatorCatherine Lotrionte, Professor at Georgetown University
Panelists Cheri McGuire - VP of Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation
Chris Boyer – Assistant VP of Global Public Policy, AT&T
Eric Wenger – Director for Cybersecurity & Privacy, Cisco Systems
Ian Schneller – Executive Director of Global Cyber Partnerships and Government Strategy, JPMorgan Chase
Date/TimeWednesday, March 2 / 11:30 – 12:20 pm
LocationRoom 2016 – Moscone West
TitleTLS Certificates on the Web—The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
SpeakerRichard Andrews, Senior Technical Director, Symantec Corporation
AbstractSee how your TLS certificate compares to some noteworthy examples found in a survey of TLS certificates in use on the web today. Insecure algorithms aren’t being phased out quickly enough. CA/Browser Forum and browser vendor requirements are regularly violated. New algorithms like ECC are being adopted at a snail’s pace. Certificates with misleading names abound. The details will surprise you!
Date/TimeThursday, March 3 / 10:20 - 11:10 am
LocationRoom 2005 – Moscone West
TitleDiffusing the IoT Time bomb – Security & Privacy Trust Code of Conduct
AbstractAs businesses and consumers increasingly rely on IoT devices, the security and privacy risks are amplified. Addressing the impact, a multi-stakeholder group created a framework, focusing on best practices in security, privacy and sustainability addressing the lifecycle risks. This session will unveil the trust framework and provide insights into what developers and vendors must consider.
ModeratorCraig Spiezle, CEO and Executive Director, Online Trust Alliance
Panelists Jeff Wilbur - VP Marketing, OTA Board of Directors, Iconix
Paul Plofchan – VP Regulatory Affairs, Chief Privacy Officer, ADT
Brian Witten – Senior Director, IoT, Symantec
Date/TimeWednesday, March 2 / 8:00 - 8:50 am
LocationRoom 132 – Moscone North
TitleOpportunities and Challenges to Securing the Internet of Things
AbstractInteroperability and the sheer number of devices pose unique and unprecedented challenges to securing the Internet of Things (IoT). Both consumer and commercial uses for IoT have tremendous benefits and risks. What lessons have we learned from the Internet that can be applied? How do we secure it keeping privacy top of mind? What does the future hold? Join IoT leaders for this in-depth discussion.
ModeratorMichael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
Panelists Jeff Greene – Director of Government Affairs for North America and Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
Joe Sturonoas – Chief Technology Officer, PKWARE
Date/TimeThursday, March 3, 2016 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
LocationRoom 133, Moscone North
TitleTactical Survival Tips Building and Leveraging IoT Technologies
Speaker Brian Witten, Senior Director, Internet of Things, Symantec
AbstractIn 16 months, cars were "hacked, tracked and stolen," MRI and X-Ray machines infected, power grids crashed, and a steel mill blast furnace damaged, all via security mistakes building and leveraging IoT gear. This session offers advice on using IoT gear as safely as possible in these "buyer beware" years, and a framework to build security into IoT products that should be secure "by design."
Date/TimeThursday, March 3, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
LocationThe Sandbox-IoT Stage, Moscone South
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