RSA Conference 2013: Microsoft Keynote, Threat Landscape Session and Party

This year’s RSA Conference is next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  If you are planning to attend, there are a few activities that I want to call to your attention. 

Microsoft’s Keynote
On Tuesday, February 26 at 8:50am PST, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, will deliver a keynote titled “Making a Case for Security Optimism.”  In the keynote, Scott will share his viewpoint on key security industry accomplishments that will have long-term impact and together form a basis for optimism.

Microsoft’s Industry Appreciation Party
OnTuesday evening, February 26, Microsoft will host an Industry Appreciation Party.  The party is from 8:00 pm to midnight at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.  Passes are limited and will be available for pick-up at the Microsoft booth.

RSA Conference Session: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
On Thursday, February 28 at 10:40am PST, Jeff Jones and I will host a session in Room 310 (Session Code: DSP-R33) focused on global threat intelligence. We’ll discuss the latest changes in the security threat landscape, as well as share some recent research on socio-economic factors as they relate to malware infection rates.  Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Vulnerabilities and Exploits – Trends in public vulnerability disclosures and exploit activity
  • Malware and Potentially Unwanted Software – Emerging threat families of malware and potentially unwanted software
  • Socio-Economic Factors and Malware Infection Rates – Drawing correlations between socio-economic factors such broadband penetration, regime stability and piracy against malware infections rates  

If you don’t get a chance to stop by our session, I encourage you to swing by the Microsoft booth #1616 to see all the great things we are showcasing this year.

I look forward to the conference and hope to see you there.

Tim Rains
Trustworthy Computing



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Tim Rains

Director, Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy

Tim Rains has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry across several disciplines including engineering, consulting, and marketing communications roles. He currently manages security marketing and corporate communications in the Trustworthy Computing division at Microsoft. His expertise ranges Read more »