Greetings from the 2011 RSA Conference in rainy San Francisco, CA. Yesterday I attended the opening keynotes of the conference, and a certain statement by RSA’s Art Coviello caught my ear and needs some further discussion. The conference opened with a fantastic video called “Giants Among Us” which provided a brief chronicle of the rise of public key cryptography, from Martin Hellman, Whitfield Diffie, and Ralph Merkel, to Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adelman. It was well produced and is worth a watch. Note: updated link to HD version. Art Coviello then came out and started his talk with a brief history of the 20 years of the RSA Conference, which was entertaining in its own right. He brought[…]

Chances are, if you read 10 articles or blog posts about the 2010 RSA conference, you will hear the term “cloud computing” ten times. The cloud was clearly the dominant theme of most of the presentations, product demonstrations, and discussions which took place at the Moscone Center in the first week of March 2010. However, another theme was nearly equally present in presentations and discussions: Cybercrime.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the 2010 RSA Conference Keynote addresses have been posted online and I’m linking some of my favorites from the 2010 conference. You can view an interactive webcast, view the video, or even listen/download audio-only podcasts of the keynote presentations. It is often hard to follow the keynotes in the first day, so I’m just going to mention the highlights from the rest of the week. Tuesday’s keynote by Philippe Courtot, Chairman & CEO of Qualys was a pretty good one, and should have been given prior to some of the other keynotes since it provided a bit of a primer on cloud computing. He discusses some basics around cloud computing and what it[…]

I know this post is a bit delayed, but this is a good opportunity to take advantage of the fact that the 2010 RSA Conference Keynote addresses have been posted online.  You can view an interactive webcast, view the video, or even listen/download audio-only podcasts of the keynote presentations.  Some of my favorites from this past RSA conference included: Art Coviello’s keynote continued on his theme from last year for the increasing need of companies and competitors to work together to secure the cloud,  He made an initial announcement of the collaboration between EMC (including RSA and newly acquired Archer), Intel, and VMWare to provide mechanisms to trust (and therefore help meet compliance requirements) the physical and virtual hardware elements[…]

As you may already know, I’m attending the 2010 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA.  I’ve been spending so much time talking with vendors, going to keynote talks and going to track sessions I haven’t had much time to finish writing and editing any full blog posts yet.  Rather than rush to publish, I want to take my time and write up my thoughts and experiences fully.  As a result, there will probably be a number of delayed posts in the coming days and weeks about my experiences here.  For now, I’ll leave you with these teasers from my first day at RSA: Art Coviello (RSA) believes that the emergence of cloud computing will be our opportunity as an industry[…]