RSA Conference Draws Crowds, Government and Security Industry Bigwigs

1 - RSA Conference Draws Crowds, Government and Security Industry Bigwigs
2 - Art Coviello Defends His Company
3 - RSA Chief Invokes President Kennedy
4 - NSA Told Its Own Story at RSA
5 - NSA Brings the Enigma
6 - FBI Director Pledges Cooperation
7 - Cryptographers' Panel Discusses NSA Activities
8 - Cisco CTO Discusses Internet of Things Security
9 - Department of Homeland Security Shares Information
10 - Ed 'Too Tall' Jones Signs Autographs
11 - RSA Expands to Moscone West
12 - No Secure WiFi at RSA 2014
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RSA Conference Draws Crowds, Government and Security Industry Bigwigs

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Art Coviello Defends His Company

Rather than shy away from the controversy of his firm's involvement with the NSA, Coviello tackled it head on. "Has RSA done work with the NSA? Yes, but that fact has been a matter of public record for a decade," Coviello said.

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RSA Chief Invokes President Kennedy

Rather than taking a pessimistic view of the current U.S. government surveillance landscape, Coviello was optimistic about the potential for change, citing a quote from JFK.

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NSA Told Its Own Story at RSA

A large number of boots on the show floor belonged to the NSA, as attendees snapped pictures and grabbed recruiting information.

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NSA Brings the Enigma

To remind people of it code-breaking roots, the NSA brought along a captured World War II-era German Enigma code machine.

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FBI Director Pledges Cooperation

FBI Director James Comey delivered a keynote full of messages about how his agency wants to help in the fight against cyber-crime. "There is no conflict between protecting privacy and civil liberties," Comey said. "At our best, we are looking for security that enhances liberty."

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Cryptographers' Panel Discusses NSA Activities

A panel of the most famous cryptographers, including Adi Shamir, professor in the computer science department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the "S" in RSA, as well as Ron Rivest, professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the "R" in RSA, discussed that state of cyber-security.

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Cisco CTO Discusses Internet of Things Security

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior addressed RSA attendees to discuss the emerging Internet of things connected world and related security issues.

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Department of Homeland Security Shares Information

The Department of Homeland Security had a booth this year, too, providing attendees with information on its programs.

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Ed 'Too Tall' Jones Signs Autographs

Former NFL Dallas Cowboys football star Ed "Too Tall" Jones was in a vendor booth from security firm Damballa taking pictures and signing autographs.

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RSA Expands to Moscone West

In past years, the RSA conference was only in the North and South buildings at Moscone, but expanded this year to include Moscone West.

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No Secure WiFi at RSA 2014

The WiFi access points at RSA 2014 were open and did not provide a secure encrypted option to attendees.

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