RSA Conference 2019 concluded its 28th annual event in San Francisco. The week saw more than over 42,500 attendees, 740 speakers and 700 exhibitors at Moscone Center and Marriott Marquis, where they experienced the North and South Expo, keynote presentations, peer-to-peer sessions, track sessions, tutorials, seminars and special events on topics such as privacy, hackers and threats, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the human element, law, IoT security, public interest technology, and talent shortages.
“At RSA Conference, we strive to showcase unique content from the world’s top cybersecurity minds, and the latest security solutions, in a way that connects us all, reveals diverse perspectives, and creates a safe space for tackling the tough issues we all face,” said Linda Gray Martin, Director & Chief of Operations of RSA Conference. “We are proud of our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers that made this goal a reality over the past week. We thank everyone involved for bringing their passion and commitment to improving cybersecurity, and our world, to RSA Conference year after year.”
“This year’s RSA Conference proved once again to be a fantastic event for CrowdStrike. Our booth has been filled each day and we have forged lasting connections with our customers, partners and prospects. We were thrilled to have also taken part in the newly expanded Keynote program on the South Stage. As one of the premier annual cybersecurity events, RSAC enables the security community to come together and present the latest approaches, technologies, and strategies that drive progress in the industry. We are already excited for next year’s conference,” stated Johanna Flower, Chief Marketing Officer, CrowdStrike.
“The RSA Conference provides a great forum for the cybersecurity industry to discuss tough questions. One such question confronting this year’s RSAC audience is whether we’re looking at AI objectively and honestly. As with other technologies, we must recognize AI’s limitations as well as its potential, and also fully understand how its capabilities are very likely already being used against us by our adversaries. The RSA Conference gives us an opportunity to challenge each other to be intellectually honest about these questions,” said Steve Grobman, CTO, McAfee.
“At this year’s RSA Conference, attendees were exposed to even more opportunities for awareness and engagement. For the International Association of Privacy Professionals, it was especially great to be part of so many conversations around information privacy and our responsibility to protect and create trust in the digital economy. Roles of security and privacy professionals have never been more intertwined, especially in 2019 as we face the CCPA, proposed state privacy bills, a number of federal bills in incubation, GDPR fines and more – all creating an increased need for education about privacy and risk for organizations. Events like RSAC provide us with the opportunity to educate the industry and foster debate on complex, ethical and competitive imperatives associated with the tough job of privacy,” stated J. Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).