Machine Learning, AI, Blockchain and More on Tap
Of course, there will also be plenty of guidance on more technical tactics and best practices. Attendees will hear from experts on the latest threats to cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. And, they’ll learn about security-focused data center optimization, endpoint security and much more. With one big exception, every major technology company, as well as dozens of small and startup cybersecurity firms, will be on hand to showcase their latest security solutions, including those that take advantage of machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain.
Stars from the world of cybersecurity and beyond will headline the event, including General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO supreme allied commander in Europe; astronauts Peggy Whitson and Mike Massimino; RSA President Rohit Ghai; McAfee CTO Steve Grobman; and Johnson & Johnson CISO Marene Allison.
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Coronavirus Concerns Force IBM Cancellation
Somewhat darkening the event this year, the outbreak of the coronavirus has some individuals and organizations rethinking plans to travel to large, crowded events. IBM, for example, has withdrawn as a platinum sponsor, citing the “health of IBMers” as its reason.
It’s not clear how attendance overall might be affected by coronavirus fears, but RSA organizers said that, as of Feb. 14, less than 1 percent of expected attendees had canceled their registrations, and only eight exhibitors (including IBM) had pulled out. Of these, six are from China, where the outbreak is concentrated. Organizers have added a number of health and safety precautions for this year’s event, including offering disinfectant wipes and increasing the number of hand sanitizer stations at the Moscone Center and on shuttle buses.