RSA Conference 2011 is set to begin Feb. 14 in San Francisco.
The buzzword for this year's
which will run from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,
has an entire track focused on cloud security. It is one of 17 class tracks
available at this year's conference, which typically draws a large crowd
of vendors, researchers and security pros to the city.
"Security is a rapidly
evolving industry, and we've made some substantive changes to the tracks this
year to help attendees get to the information they need," said Hugh Thompson,
RSA Conference program committee chair and advisory board member. "Cloud
Security is a new track, and here you'll find some of the best practitioners in
the industry sharing information about
operational cloud security
, and how to manage identity, privacy and data
security in the cloud."
Among the sessions planned
is a discussion called "Cloud Computing Privacy and Security-The
Legal, Ethical, Regulatory Framework," which will feature commentary from
legal experts about the regulatory, legal and ethical issues surrounding cloud
computing. Other sessions include "Cloud Computing: A Brave New World for
Security and Privacy" and "Compliance in the Public Cloud."
Also new this year is the
"Technology Infrastructure" track, which is the result of a merger
between the Network and Mobile track and the Endpoints track from last year.
This track, Thompson said, covers "the nuts and bolts of security and includes
areas like network, wireless and endpoint security." Within it are sessions
such as "Virtually Vulnerable: Pen Testing the Virtualized Network"
and "Ubiquitous, Uncontrolled Mobility-Navigating the Perfect Storm,"
which discusses trends, threats and compliance issues facing organizations as
they deal with the influx of mobile devices.
"-Hackers and Threats' is
always popular, and this year we have a very interesting lineup of technical
sessions looking at some of the biggest emerging threats," Thompson said. "I
think it's the best lineup we've ever had. We have a particularly interesting
-Hot Topics' track this year. This track is developed closer to the conference
to reflect some of the latest trends in information security. You'll find talks
on the WikiLeaks aftermath, up-to-the-minute threats, and new tools used by