RSA Security Conference 2008 - What a Week

Last week the RSA security conference was held in San Francisco. It’s hard to put all the impressions I gathered during the week into words.

Let me just highlight some things that I thought were interesting:

RSA is a business development conference. It’s been that way for years and this year was definitely not different. At all! Don’t believe me? If even I, who is not in business development can collect this many cards, it has to be a biz dev con.

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The Security Blogger meetup was great. Unfortunately I had to bounce very early. Sorry guys! I would have loved to stick around. The caliber of people hanging out in that room was crazy. Everyone that has a name, and more importantly a voice in the security industry, was there. Thanks to Jennifer for organizing it. Love the t-shirt!

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Talking about everybody being at RSA: I met the CISO of the Vatican

.We had the first in-person common event expression (CEE) meeting. Some people from XDAS showed up and we had some fairly good discussions around what to do with both the standards, how they can be aligned and how we can move forward. Walking around on the floor, I found some interesting security visualizations. This one is from DeepSight. Very visually appealing. I haven’t spent much time to understand what’s on the displays, but it looks interesting.

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