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A Guide to McAfee at RSA 2018

As the RSA Conference convenes some 32,000 April 16-19 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, cybersecurity has perhaps never been so vital, diverse, and wide-ranging. To help make sense of that, McAfee speakers at RSA will look back at influences that shaped this world, ahead to new innovations and management approaches, and deeply into the worst cyber threats of today.

Keynote: CEO Chris Young looks back at airline security flight

What can we learn from the Underwear Bomber and the rule of 3-1-1? Chief Executive Officer Chris Young delivers his sixth RSA keynote Tuesday, April 17th by applying lessons learned fighting terror in the air. “Smart security changed air travel from top to bottom. We need to bring a cybersecurity paradigm shift that is more collaborative, clear and accessible.” Young said of his keynote. Find out what cybersecurity can learn from those that keep air travel the safest form of transportation, bar none. April 17th, 8:55-9:20 a.m., Moscone West, Level 3.

Sessions: Fighting ransomware and nurturing innovation

Christiaan Beek and Raj Samani of the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team uncover the dark world of pseudo-ransomware, where demands for payment mask the devastation of wiper files, and extortion dances with destruction as the world watches. “The purpose of pseudo-ransomware is typically destruction but we have seen evidence of its use as a diversionary tactic, and whilst it may appear as traditional ransomware the attackers are unlikely to provide any decryption capability regardless whether the ransom is paid. Either way, with actual ransomware or the decoy tactic, organizations need guidance to mitigate the risk.” Samani said of his session. Get the point of view of a ransomware hacker as the walls close in during a major campaign takedown. Reserve your seat now for April 16th, 3:35 p.m. (Session code: SEM-M03).

CISO Grant Bourzikas and Chief Human Resources Officer Chatelle Lynch join forces to explain how innovation can help companies retain top talent. “Recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pool in cybersecurity today is so competitive,” Lynch said of her session. “Employees want to know they are at a company that strives for the latest innovation.” Learn how engaging employees (including games!) can make the most of every staff. April 17, 1-1:45 p.m. (Session Code: SPO1-T07).

Expo Hall: Look for McAfee and Skyhigh Networks

McAfee acquired Skyhigh Networks early this year, adding state-of-the-art cloud security to our existing portfolio. Look for both McAfee and Skyhigh at RSA:

  • McAfee Booth #N3801 (North Hall)
  • McAfee Skyhigh Booth #S1301 (South Hall)

Follow the floor decals between our two booths in the Expo Halls.

McAfee Skyhigh bowling at hispter hangout!

In a private event on Tuesday evening, April 17th, McAfee and our partners will host a full buy-out networking event at the cool boutique bowling alley Mission Bowling in San Francisco’s edgy Mission District neighborhood. This is a private event targeted at security professionals who want to network with their peers and strike up conversations on everything cloud-related, sparing no one but staying out of the gutter. The event will have a hosted bar, raffle, gourmet food, and giveaways. Request an Invite for the April 17th evening event and learn more about McAfee Skyhigh’s RSA events.

More information on the RSA conference here.

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