RSAC 2017: One Cybersecurity Panel to Rule Them All
November 8, 2016

RSAC 2017: One Cybersecurity Panel to Rule Them All

Written by
Jessica Barrett Halcom

Knowing how to safeguard our digital world and stay current on the latest trends is extremely important. At the 2017 RSA Conference, you’ll have a chance to connect with and learn from leading experts who provide valuable insight into the current state of cybersecurity. Come ready to learn; leave inspired.

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From February 13-17, 2017, join over 45,000 attendees for one of the world’s largest security events at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The RSA Conference is a great way to prepare your organization for the challenges that lie ahead in threat mitigation and corporate data security. The event will feature several illuminating keynote speakers, as well as a host of tutorials, seminars, open sandboxes, and networking opportunities.

Front and center as this year’s US event will be a keynote panel discussion called, “The Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques, and What’s Coming Next.” The insights from this panel are sure to play a huge role in informing global dialogue and best practices for 2017.  

Check out the list of experts presenting:

Ed Skoudis teaches cyber incident response and advanced penetration techniques to cybersecurity professionals. His courses use real-world case studies with which he has been actively involved. Skoudis is often one of the first experts called to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive data is lost or compromised.

He also led the team that built NetWars, the cyber training and skills assessment ranges used by the military and corporations with major assets at risk. Skoudis is the author of Counter Hack, a book about computer attacks and effective responses. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master of science in information networking from Carnegie Mellon.

Michael Assante is the director of critical infrastructure and ICS/SCADA security at the SANS Institute. Previously, he served as vice president and chief information security officer at American Electric Power, one of the largest electricity generators in the United States.

Assante led the research team at Idaho National Laboratory that discovered the vulnerability of electric generators to destruction through remote cyber-attacks. He has also served as chief security officer at NERC, the international regulatory authority who assures the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. If that’s not enough, he’s also served as an intelligence officer for the United States Navy. Assante holds a degree in political science from Miami University.

Johannes Ullrich is the founder and director of the Internet Storm Center (ISC), the Internet’s early warning system where attacks are commonly detected first. He is also the dean of research and a senior instructor for the SANS Technology Institute, America’s only regionally-accredited cybersecurity college.

Ullrich was selected as one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry by Network World in 2004. He holds a degree from Julius-Maximilians-Universitat in physics, as well as both a master of science and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Albany, SUNY.

Alan Paller (moderator) is the founder of SANS, a college and training school that has trained over 165,000 cybersecurity technologists in 72 countries. He oversees a global program that celebrates those responsible for advancements in cyber security.

Paller was a charter member of the President’s National Infrastructure Assurance Council and has testified before the Senate and the House. He has been named as one of the seven people “worth knowing in cyber security” by the Washington Post. Paller serves on the NASA Advisory Council, chaired the DHS 2012 Task Force on Cyber Skills, and headed the FCC Task Force on Best Practices in Cybersecurity.


Hear from these and other cybersecurity leaders and pioneers at the 2017 RSA Conference US. Register now to reserve your spot!