The RSA Conference, an annual security conference with over 40,000 attendees expected this year, runs from April 16th through the 20th. Additionally, there will be 500 vendors who will be on site to brandish the latest tech in the field. The conference begins with an assortment of seminars and tutorials, concludes with a closing keynote speech and is filled with a lot of activity in between.

RSAC onDemand

For those who are unable to attend the conference,  the debut of RSAC onDemand will allow for virtual attendance of the conference. According to the RSA website:

“RSAC onDemand

— A New Way to Experience RSA Conference.

As an infosec professional, you’re on the frontlines of today’s cybersecurity landscape, using your valuable skills to stop threats in their tracks. But when time or budgets make it challenging for you to access the critical training and content you need to stay ahead of risks, it’s easy to fall behind. Fortunately, there’s RSAC onDemand.”

Those who are unable to attend should also be sure to check out the RSA YouTube channel.


Highlights this year include: Hot Topics in Cyber-law, App Security, The Emergent Cloud Security Toolchain for CI/CD, Securing Diversity, Securing Humans, Identity Theft Through OSINT, Hype or Myth: Smart Home Security and The Price of Cyberwarfare. Visit the Agenda page on the RSA website for the complete agenda.

RSAC Sandbox

Lots of hands-on, interactive experiences will be at the attendees' disposal in the Sandbox. These interactive activities are designed to test info service  skills. It is suggested that you, “demo and discuss how pervasive computing and connectedness will inevitably lead to a broader threat landscape in healthcare and business; expand your thinking about threats to smart cities, electric grids and industrial processing plants; learn more about the prioritization of cyber safety in areas that affect public safety and transportation, and challenge your infosec skills for network and digital forensics.”

The Sandbox will open with the conference’s 4th annual craft beer tasting event--CyBEER Ops--and includes the following:

  • SANS NetWars in the Sandbox

  • Industrial Control System (ICS) Sandbox

  • Internet of Things Sandbox

  • Car Hacking Village Sandbox


The RSA 2018 Conference boasts an extensive list of speakers, including:

  • Heather Adkins, Director, Information Security and Privacy, Google
  • Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike
  • Bret Arsenault, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security, Department of Justice
  • Steven Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
  • Vikash Chourasia, Scientist, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India

And, some examples of the presentation offerings are below:

  • A Framework to Effectively Develop Insider Threat Controls

  • Agile and Continuous Threat Models

  • AI and Cybersecurity - Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Security. Understanding and Defending Against Adversarial AI

  • AI Deception: Fooling (Artificial) Intelligence Is Easier than You Think

  • Big Little Lies—Truth on the New EU Regulations for ID and Data Protection

  • Blockchain—The New Black. What about Enterprise Security?

There is a mobile app for the conference which can be downloaded here.

Book signings will also take place, featuring Bruce Schneier and other noteworthy authors.

For more conference information, including social media accounts to follow, head over to  Enjoy!