RSA Conference 2017: 11 Sessions To Attend

On: January 23, 2017
RSA® Conference 2017, one of the largest InfoSec shows in the U.S., is three weeks away, and MediaPro will be there. here are 11 sessions to check out.

RSA® Conference 2017 is three weeks away, and with it will come some of the world’s most well-known cybersecurity experts converging on San Francisco.

The week-long conference, Feb. 13-Feb. 17, offers sessions, workshops, and events focusing on all manner of security topics. With cybersecurity concerns continuing to make front page news, there will undoubtedly be lots to talk about on the conference floor.

11 RSA Conference Sessions to Attend

So where should you begin? The multi-day agenda can seem a bit daunting, so we’ve picked out 11 sessions discussing the human element in cybersecurity that those with an interest awareness training fields are sure to find useful:

Cyber-Insurance—I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means 

(Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.): John Loveland, Global Head of Cyber Security Strategy and Marketing for Verizon, will discuss how the insurance industry has attempted, and sometimes failed, to address cyber risk.

Security Awareness Training: How to Keep It Fresh and Engaging for Employees 

(Feb. 14, 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.): Melissa Moreno, executive director for infrastructure and cybersecurity for Gallup, will lead a discussion on how organizations can keep security awareness training fun and informative in an age of security fatigue.

Why Cyber-Training Is Key, and How to Do It Right 

(Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.): Dr. Jared DeMott, CTO of Binary Defense Systems, will present on the what, when, where, and how of effectively training security professionals.

Top Five Secrets to Successfully Jumpstarting Your Cyber-Risk Program 

(Feb. 15, 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.): AutoDesk CISO Chris Houlder will explain how his company developed a cyber-risk framework in six months and offer advice for organizations on how to advance down a similar path.

Welcome to the Age of Immersive Security 

(Feb.15 , 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.): A four-member panel of security and design experts will discuss the concept of and potential implementation strategies for “immersive security,” which “utilizes advanced visualization such as virtual reality and holograms to enable a multidimensional situational awareness of a network.”

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Impact on Incident Response 

(Feb. 15, 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.): Security researcher Krijn de Mik will present on how the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) will impact the work of incident responders after a data breach.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Who, What, Where? 

(Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.): A panel of cybersecurity experts and risk managers will discuss stories of organizations that have adopted the NIST Framework and how that adoption has improved their cybersecurity posture.

Gamification Using “Science of Habit Cycle” to Transform User Behavior 

(Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.): Cigital India co-founder Bikash Barai will explore how gamification can be used to form sound cybersecurity habits.

Phish Your Employees Now or Get Phished! 

(Feb. 16, 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.): Todd Fitzgerald, Global Director Information Security, Grant Thornton International, Ltd., will discuss the impact of phishing on organizations and present a case study in which an interactive, mobile phishing simulation and employee awareness program was developed.

Data Breach Digest—Perspectives on “the Human Element” 

(Feb. 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.): A four-member of panel of security experts will explore a multi-stakeholder approach to responding to data breaches involving the human element.

Expanding Your Blue Team by Creating Security Culture 

(Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.): Masha Sedova, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Elevate Security, will present on how organizations can nurture a security culture through positive incentives and a knowledge of behavioral science.

These are only a sampling of the sessions taking on the human element as a key factor in cybersecurity considerations. We’re thrilled to see this much emphasis placed addressing the human-side problems at a security convention as influential as the RSA Conference.

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Want to learn more about MediaPro’s approach to mitigating the human side of security and privacy risks? Visit us at RSA Conference booth #S438 or contact us online.

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