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

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Tim Rains is Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft’s Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection group where he helps Microsoft’s enterprise customers with cybersecurity strategy and planning. Formerly, Tim was Director Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, where he Read more »