Wednesday 15 April 2009

The excitement builds towards the RSA Conference

It seems IT security people are turning their attention to next week’s RSA Conference, 20th - 24th April 2009, Moscone Centre, San Francisco. It is probably one of the premiere IT security trade-shows on the planet (Register here to attend).

Secerno will again be actively attending and you can visit us on stand 2259. For me, I have a busy schedule for the week.

First I have a McAfee partner presentation at the theater in the SIA Partner Pavilion (booth #1017). I will be talking about the challenges of data security and how the Secerno and McAfee integration provides a compelling solution.

Later in the same day I am a member of the panel “In The Cloud or on the Desktop? Expert Views of Data Security Trends”. The panel moderator is Dr. Larry Ponemon, Founder, Ponemon Institute and he is supported by an interesting group of panelists: Eva Chen, Trend Micro CEO; Mary Ann Davidson, CSO Oracle; Renee Guttman, CISO Time Warner; and myself, Dr. Steve Moyle, CTO Secerno. There are some lively personalities on the panel, so if the session is even half as interesting as our pre-conference calls, then the audience will be educated and entertained. The Session ID is HOT-107 and will start at 16:10 PST.

Finally, I have a presentation “Beyond Regular Expressions: the Future of Data Protection” on Wednesday 22nd April at 08:00 PST. This is a Network session and I will be driving home, using practical examples, why it is that security founded on regular expression signatures is a technological blind alley. Even more compelling are the mathematical foundations that prove why application languages (like SQL and JavaScript) can never be defended using regular languages (Iike regular expressions). If you want to find out more, feel free to attend Session ID: NET-201.

If you are at the RSA Conference feel free to come and say hello.