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RSA 2018 Preview

April 03, 2018 - 3 min read

With the advent of each new technology conference, you can’t help but wonder if it will be all hype—the latest dog-and-pony show—or if it will have real substance and longevity. You don’t have to wonder about RSA. Twenty-six years ago, RSA arrived as a small cryptography conference, and today it represents the largest gathering of cybersecurity professionals, attracting an estimated 45,000 this year. So, we hope you’re excited for 2018, because we are! With a week full of activities inside and outside the conference, hundreds of speakers, and plenty of social gatherings, RSA can be tricky to navigate. We encourage you to register for the RSA virtual session on April 10 to help you get the most out of the week.

For now, we’d like to share with you a few of this year’s attractions that we’re particularly excited about. And, of course, we’ll fill you in on the best ways to connect with Zscaler.

The Cryptographers’ Panel

Tuesday, April 17, 9:20 a.m.

RSA began as a small cryptographer conference in 1991, and this session represents RSA’s continued focus on discovery. The panel includes several founders in the field, offering their unique insight into the past, present, and future of information security.

Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday, April 17, 10:05 a.m., Main Stage

Curious how the DHS strategizes to keep the United States protected from cybercrime? Be sure to be in the general session as the Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen takes the stage.

Closing Time with The Hugh Thompson Show

Friday, April 20, 1:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Dr. Thompson will close the RSA Conference and will be joined by an expert panel with representatives from the MIT Media Lab, UC Berkeley, and Udacity. The topic? Artificial Intelligence. Don’t miss it!

Insiders’ Tips

Remember that registration is only at Moscone West this year, and all pass types will be available there. We’ve also heard there will be a selection of San Francisco’s best food trucks on the streets around Moscone, so be sure to check out Mission Street and Howard between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Connecting with Zscaler

Come hear Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry

Jay will keynote the Cloud Security Alliance Summit on Monday. Please join his compelling discussion, “Rethinking Cybersecurity in the Digital Transformation Era.”  Monday, April 16  |  10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.  |  Moscone South, Room 208

See Zscaler in Booth S623

Learn how Zscaler is helping organizations like yours transform from legacy hub-and-spoke networks to fast, secure direct-to-cloud architectures. Zscaler and partner experts will demonstrate the technologies driving secure cloud transformation while exploring topics like zero-trust security, IT transformation, threat trends, secure SD-WAN, and more.

Join us for dinner with Okta!

Be a part of an exclusive dinner and CISO panel discussion featuring Okta, F5, McAfee Skyhigh, ServiceNow, Sumo Logic and Zscaler  Wednesday evening at the Okta headquarters, with leaders from Zscaler and other security organizations. Register here.  


Get your free Expo pass

Register at https://www.rsaconference.com/ and use code to receive a free pass. Then join us at the Zscaler booth to meet with Zscaler executives and technical experts, and talk with our partners from Microsoft, VeloCloud, Riverbed, AWS, BT, and other leaders. We all want to hear about your cloud transformation journey—and we hope to see you there!

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