RSA Conference 2007, Day 1, Morning (Bill Gates & Craig Mundie Keynote Video)

Greeting from the RSA Conference 2007 in San Francisco!  I went over to see the keynotes this morning and I must say that I really enjoyed the kick-off number, “Under Pressure”, that they put on.  Unfortunately, I don’t have that on video or I’d run it for you.  I am going to try and find out if they taped it though, as it was very cool.

Just after that, things kicked off with Bill gates and Craig Mundie giving the first keynote.  The most interesting bits I gleaned were that:

  • Interoperability is now a fifth pillar of Trustworthy Computing for Microsoft, and
  • We’re working with the OpenID efforts towards interoperability
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Here’s are some options for video viewing of the keynote in an external player, in case you couldn’t be there live and the embedded one doesn’t work:





The keynote was the first of several sessions today involving Microsoft people.  Here is a table of our sessions for the day.  I particularly want to invite you to come up and say hi to me after the panel I am on at 1:30PM with Ulrich Drepper from Red Hat and Glen Brunette from Sun.

For more RSA Coverage, visit the Microsoft RSA site at:


Time Speaker and Title Location

8:00 a.m.

The Imperative to Connect: Advancing Trust in Computing
Bill Gates, Chairman of the Board, Microsoft Corporation
Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Hall D

1:30 – 2:40 p.m.

Symmetric-key Encryption
Ilya Mironov, Researcher, Microsoft Corporation
Orr Dunkelman, Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Gold Room 300

1:30 – 2:40 p.m.

What Can You Trust? A Platform Security Update
Jeffrey R. Jones, Director, Microsoft
Todd Inskeep, VP Senior Information Architect, Bank of America
Ulrich Drepper, Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
Glen Brunette, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Burg Room 132

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Family Safe Computing
Kyle Kim, Director, Business Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
Ronald Woerner, Information Security Manager, ConAgra Foods

Gold Room 307

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Securing VoIP Networks: Dealing with Current and Emerging Threats
Tomer Shiran, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Orange Room 238

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding Microsoft’s Forefront Security Solution for Businesses
Paul Bryan, Director, Security Products, Microsoft Corporation

Burg Room 133

4:10 – 5:20 p.m.

Implementing ECC/Suite-B in TLS: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead
Ari Medvinsky, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Margaret Salter, Technical Director Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, National Security Agency
Robert Lord, Director, Security Engineering, Red Hat, Inc.
Bill Lattin, Chief Technology Officer, Certicom
Vipul Gupta, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Gold Room 310

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Jeff Jones

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist

Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »