Trends To Expect At RSA Conference 2020

Jackson Lucas Cloud Tech Journalist
Published: February 18, 2020
3 Min Read

Next week begins RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco, and with over 45,000 leaders from across cybersecurity expected to attend, RSA is bracing for their biggest show to date.

Navigating a week-long conference can be a bit intimidating, which is why we’ve created a pre-show rundown to help you read up on this year’s key cybersecurity trends, build your session agenda, and more before Sunday.  

Trends for RSA Conference 2020

With all the new technologies, strategies, and artificial intelligence being employed by both security pros and threat actors, one thing remained constant: us. That’s why this year’s theme is Human Element, a nod to the impact our ideas, creativity, and knowledge play in protecting—and in many cases exposing—the digital world.

So how did RSA determine this year’s theme? Each year, industry leaders from around the world submit applications to be a speaker at RSAC, and by sifting through all the entries, the RSA team is able to identify top commonalities woven throughout many of the applications.   

This year, RSA was able to identify 10 trends—including this year’s focus, Human Element—that provide a glimpse of what will be on the minds of cybersecurity professionals in 2020 and beyond. Some of this year’s top themes include:

  • Designing, Developing, and Maintaining Secure Products 
  • The Convergence of IT and OT Security 
  • A Focus on Secure Engineering Process 

Click here to read the full RSAC 2020 Trend Report and learn about the future of cybersecurity.

Building your RSA Conference agenda 

RSA Conference’s traditional sessions are grouped into categories called tracks to make it easier for you to identify the sessions most relevant to your needs. This year’s session line-up include tracks on Anti-Fraud, Product Security, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, and Risk Management & Governance—just to name a few. 

You can access the full schedule of sessions and start building your RSA Conference agenda here. Just interested in learning more about this year’s keynotes? Access the keynote schedule here

PRO-TIP: Be sure to take advantage of the numerous tutorials and trainings offered throughout the week! These two-day tracks are hosted on Sunday and Monday by CSA, ISACA, SANS, and more and are great ways to test (and reward!) your skills. 

How to secure the enterprise 

Are you looking to transform your enterprise into a savvy cloud security shop but are unsure of how and where to start for an organization of that scale?

You should attend the session: 7 Steps to Maintain Security Across Your Dynamic Cloud Estate [Session Code: PART3-W11]

In this session, you’ll hear from Jason Needham, Sr. Director of PM - Cloud Security at VMware, on the latest technical and operational challenges of securing public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, and Google), and discuss key strategies, tools, and lessons learned across VMware’s own cloud journey. 

Reserve Your Seat

Are you attending the RSA Conference?

Stop by the VMware Booth (#6145) to learn how VMware Secure State can help you mitigate your organization’s security and compliance risks with real-time visibility into misconfigurations, threats, relationships, metadata, and activity logs. Delivered as a service, Vmware Secure State can help your security team prioritize issues, collaborate with dev on remediation actions, and verify security in the CI/CD process. 

You can learn more about VMware Secure State here

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Jackson Lucas, Cloud Tech Journalist

Jackson is an avid storyteller and currently reports on cloud industry news, documents cloud best practices, and helps organizations tackle their biggest cloud management challenges. While you may know him for his contributions to the CloudHealth blog, Jackson also focuses on retelling VMware's complex product narratives, and has written many of the webpages you see across the CloudHealth site today.

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