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    It’s that time of year again – pack your bags for RSAC 2024! This year, we’ll be discovering The Art of Possible as we collectively create works that will change our perspective on what we can accomplish. As always, the conference will be in San Francisco. 

    Heads up: you can meet the Axonius team and explore our platform at Booth S-1043. 

    Now, without further ado, let’s take a deeper dive into what’s happening at the conference.

    Breaking Down the 2024 RSA Conference

    As we’ve done in the past, we’ll break this guide down into four separate sections:

    1. Keynotes and Sessions
    2. Networking Opportunities and Parties
    3. Programs and Special Events
    4. The Expo Hall

    RSAC 2024 Keynotes and Sessions

    First, here are some non-security keynote speakers of interest:

    And some industry-related keynote speakers:

    The full list of keynote speakers is available here.

    Sessions - Day by Day

    The full agenda is available here, but some interesting sessions throughout the week include:

    Monday, May 6, 2024
    Time Session
    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    Everything Old Is New Again: Protecting Legacy Systems with Modern Security
    Sachin Shah, OT/ICS Cyber Security Architect, Applied Materials (Moderator)
    Mea Clift, Principal, Cybersecurity Risk Engineer, Liberty Mutual (Panelist) 
    Kristin Demoranville, CEO, AnzenSage (Panelist) 
    Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security & Trust Officer, Hidden Layer (Panelist)

    9:40 - 10:30 AM

    My Resilient Career: How to Do More than Just Survive in Security
    Helen Patton, Cybersecurity Advisor, Cisco (Speaker)
    Lokesh Pidawaker, Leader, Security Research, Cisco (Speaker)

    10:50 - 2:00 PM RSAC Innovation Sandbox
    1:10 - 2:00 PM

    The Art of Cyber Insurance: What's New in Coverage and Claims
    Christopher Seusing, Partner & Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP (Moderator)
    Monique Ferraro, Cyber Counsel, HSB (Panelist) 
    Peter Hedberg, Vice President, Underwriting, Corvus Insurance (Panelist) 
    Violet Sullivan, AVP, Head of Cyber Services, Crum & Forster (Panelist)

    1:10 - 2:00 PM

    What Hacking the Planet Taught Us About Defending Supply Chain Attacks
    Douglas McKee, Instructor, SANS (Speaker)
    Ismael Valenzuela, Faculty - Senior Instructor, SANS (Speaker)

    2:20 - 3:10 PM 

    Now You’re in Role: The Fearless CISO
    Daniel Gorecki, Chief Information Security Officer, Ascot Group Limited (Speaker)
    Jessica Robinson, CISO, Purepoint International (Speaker)

    2:20 - 3:10 PM 

    Shades of Purple: Getting Started and Making Purple Teaming Possible
    Matthew Everman, Information Security Operations Manager, Center for Internet Security (Speaker)

    5:30 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception - Expo Halls
    Tuesday, May 7, 2024
    Time Session
    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    The Cost of Innovation: Complexities of Software Regulation
    Ari Schwartz, Managing Director for Cybersecurity Services, Venable (Moderator) 
    Mickey Bresman, CEO, Semperis (Panelist)
    Sam Curry, Chief Information Security Officer, Zscaler (Panelist) 
    Nick Leiserson, Assistant National Cyber Director, Cyber Policy and Programs, Office of the National Cyber Director, White House (Panelist)

    8:30 - 9:20 AM Advancing AI Security with Insights from the World’s Largest AI Red Team
    David Haber, Co-Founder and CEO, Lakera AI (Speaker)
    8:30 - 9:20 AM 

    How Visibility and Segmentation Can Improve Your Sleep
    Trevor Dearing, Director, Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Illumio (Speaker)
    Thomas Vavra, Manager Communication Network, Mondi Group (Speaker)

    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    Gartner's Top Predictions for Cybersecurity 2023-2024
    McMullen, Distinguished VP, Analyst & Gartner Fellow, Gartner (Speaker)

    1:15 - 2:05 PM Dial-A-CISO Game: 100 Leadership Issues to Choose From
    Todd Fitzgerald, CISO, Cybersecurity Leadership Author, CISO SPOTLIGHT, LLC (Speaker)
    1:40 - 2:10 PM

    Prioritizing Proactive Security: Making Sense of a Misunderstood Objective
    Billy Norwood, CISO, FFF Enterprises
    Lenny Zeltser, CISO, Axonius

    2:25 - 3:15 PM

    Burnout in Cyber: The Intersection of Neuroscience, Gender, and Wellbeing
    Peter Coroneos, Founder, Cybermindz (Speaker) 
    Kayla Williams, CISO, Devo (Speaker)

    4:30 - 6:15 PM  RSAC CyBEER Ops
    4:30 - 6:30 PM  RSAC Inclusive Networking Reception
    Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    Time Session
    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    Shifting Privacy In: How Privacy and Security Can Strengthen Each Other
    Kim Wuyts, Manager Cyber and Privacy, PwC Belgium (Speaker)

    8:30 - 9:20 AM The Secret Life of APIs: Latest Attack Data Shows What Your APIs Are Doing
    Rupesh Chokshi, SVP & GM Application Security, Akamai (Speaker)
    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    State of the CISO 2024: Doing More With Less
    Nicholas Kakolowski, Senior Research Director, IANS Research (Speaker)
    Steve Martano, Partner, Cybersecurity Practice, Artico Search (Speaker)

    9:40 - 10:30 AM Moving Security Architecture from Art to Engineering
    Mark Buckwell, Cloud Security Architect, Security Architecture Consulting (Speaker)
    9:40 - 10:30 AM

    Why Outer Space Is the Next Frontier for Cybersecurity
    Patrick Lin, Director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, California Polytechnic State University, SLO (Speaker)

    1:15 - 2:05 PM  New Research Reveals Five New Trends for Cyber Resilience
    Theresa Lanowitz, Head of Cybersecurity Evangelism, AT&T Business (Speaker)
    4:30 - 6:00 PM  Expo Pub Crawl
    Thursday, May 9, 2024
    Time Session
    8:30 - 9:20 AM The Language of the Business: Applying Behavior Science for Risk Management
    J. Wolfgang Goerlich, Advisory CISO, Cisco Secure (Speaker)
    8:30 - 9:20 AM

    Is Visibility an Art of Possible or Impossible?
    Lu Qiao,
    Principal Systems Engineer, The Home Depot (Speaker)

    9:40 - 10:30 AM

    Magic Bullets Do Not Exist
    Mark Hofman, Chief Security Officer, CyberCX (Speaker) 

    9:40 - 10:30 AM

    From Panic to Preparedness: California’s New Cyber Audit Regulations
    Paul Lanois, Director, Fieldfisher (Speaker)
    Nandita Narla, Head of Technical Privacy and Governance, DoorDash (Speaker)

    There are close to 300 track sessions, including Analytics & Intelligence, DevSecOps & Application Security, Governance Risk & Compliance, Network & Infrastructure Security, and many more.

    RSAC 2024 Networking and Parties

    You can find the official RSAC 2024 Networking Opportunities here, including the welcome reception, pub crawl, CyBEER Ops, and Inclusive Networking Reception. 

    For years, we tracked the RSAC parties on the Axonius site, but now groups like RSAC Parties are much more up-to-date with a site dedicated entirely to tracking them. A few highlights:

    Monday, May 6, 2024:

    Tuesday, May 7, 2024:

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024:

    • Yubico Passwordless Party
      Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
      Venue: SPIN San Francisco
    Thursday, May 9, 2024: 

    RSAC 2024 Programs and Special Events

      1. RSAC Innovation Sandbox - This is where cybersecurity's boldest new innovators compete to put the spotlight on their potentially game-changing ideas. Ten finalists have three minutes to make their pitch to a panel of judges.
      2. Launch Pad - RSAC Launch Pad returns as three early-stage startups pitch their bold ideas Shark Tank®-style to industry veterans for strategy advice and community awareness.
      3. Sandbox - RSAC Sandbox hosts eight villages for hands-on experiences, CyBrew Café, cutting edge research talks, and a lounge to recharge. 
      4. Early Stage Expo - This exhibit space showcases up-and-coming companies and provides you with the opportunity to meet the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow.

    RSAC 2024 Expo Hall

    This year there are 600+ expo and sponsors exhibiting in Moscone North, Moscone South, and the Early Stage Expo. You can research vendors on the RSAC marketplace to plan your expo hall visit. Sadly, the marketplace doesn't list what swag each vendor is giving away...

    And of course, you should definitely come visit Axonius in Moscone South at Booth S-1043. Learn more about what we’re offering at the conference and sign up for a meeting here.

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