RSA Conference 2020: 36,000 attendees, 704 speakers and 658 exhibitors

RSA Conference concluded its 29th annual event in San Francisco last Friday. More than 36,000 attendees, 704 speakers and 658 exhibitors gathered at the Moscone Center last week to explore the Human Element in cybersecurity through hundreds of keynote presentations, track sessions, tutorials, seminars and special events.

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Some of the most pressing topics included privacy, machine learning and artificial intelligence, policy and government, applied crypto and blockchain, and, new for RSA Conference 2020, open source tools, product security and anti-fraud.

“Our mission is to connect cybersecurity professionals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to inspire new ways of thinking and push the industry forward,” said Linda Gray Martin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conference. “This week proved the importance and impact of the human element in cybersecurity, and we thank all of our attendees for bringing their passion, commitment and ideas to RSA Conference for another amazing year.”

RSA Conference 2020 highlights

  • 29 keynote presentations on two stages. West Stage keynotes featured sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed guest speakers, and South Stage keynotes brought highly coveted sessions from industry experts to a broader audience.
  • 704 speakers across 520 sessions and 658 companies on the expo floors.
  • SECURITI.ai was named RSA Conference 2020’s “Most Innovative Startup” by a panel of expert judges during the fifteenth annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest.
  • Three early stage cybersecurity startups, Dasera, Inc., Soluble and Zero Networks, pitched their ideas to a panel of VCs and walked away with invaluable feedback in the second annual RSAC Launch Pad.
  • Professor Joan Daemen and Professor Vincent Rijmen, two world-renowned cryptographers, received the annual RSAC Excellence in the Field of Mathematics Award.
  • Over 130 CISOs participated in the second annual CISO Boot Camp, a one-and-a-half day program designed to spark open and frank conversations between top cybersecurity leaders in a closed-door environment.
  • RSAC College Day welcomed 650 college students, recent grads and faculty to network with leading companies, explore career opportunities, attend dedicated education events and experience RSA Conference sessions and the expo floor.

“Cybersecurity and privacy are defining issues of our time,” said Dr. Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair at RSA Conference. “Some of the new threats we face can only be addressed through collaboration and innovation; I believe that this year’s event has helped to catalyze both. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can continue to accomplish together as a community and to gathering together again at RSA Conference 2021.”

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SECURITI.ai named Most Innovative Startup at RSA Conference 2020

SECURITI.ai was selected winner of the fifteenth-annual RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest and named “Most Innovative Startup” by a panel of leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans.

SECURITI.ai

SECURITI.ai is a leader in AI-powered PrivacyOps. Its PRIVACI.ai solution automates privacy compliance with patent-pending People Data Graphs and robotic automation. It enables enterprises to give rights to people on their data, comply with global privacy regulations and build trust with customers.

“We are honored to join such an impressive roster of past recipients,” said Rehan Jalil, CEO of SECURITI.ai. “Privacy is a basic human right and companies want to honor individual rights of privacy and data protection. Privacy compliance and operations are only getting more complex for businesses around the world, and we’re humbled that the judges recognized our vision for AI-powered PrivacyOps and data protection.”

In its fifteenth year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is a leading platform for startups to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the cybersecurity industry. Since its inception, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen 56 acquisitions and received over $6.2 billion in investments.

This year’s finalists were: AppOmni, Blu Bracket, Elevate Security, ForAllSecure, INKY Technology, Obsidian Security, SECURITI.ai, Sqreen, Tala Security, and Vulcan Cyber.

Past winners include companies such as Imperva, BigID, Phantom, and most recently, Axonius.

“The cybersecurity industry faces new threats, changes and challenges every day, which is why we’ve committed more than a decade to encouraging and rewarding innovation in the space through the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest,” said Linda Gray Martin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conference.

“The finalists on stage, regardless of the competition’s outcome, will undoubtedly make a lasting impact on the industry. SECURITI.ai, in particular, demonstrated a unique vision that addresses one of the biggest challenges that businesses face today, and we look forward to witnessing the company achieve great things for years to come.”

RSA Conference announces finalists for Innovation Sandbox Contest 2020

RSA Conference announced the 10 finalists for its Innovation Sandbox Contest 2020. The competition calls on the most promising young companies in cybersecurity to showcase their transformative technologies to a panel of judges and live audience at RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco. Past winners include Imperva, Phantom, and most recently, Axonius.

Innovation Sandbox Contest 2020

Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson

On Monday, February 24, the finalists will present a three-minute pitch followed by a question-and-answer round as they battle on stage for the title of “Most Innovative Startup.” The renowned panel of expert judges includes:

  • Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners
  • Scott Darling, President, Dell Technologies Capital
  • Dorit Dor, VP Products, Check Point Software Technologies
  • Patrick Heim, Partner and CISO ClearSky
  • Paul Kocher, Researcher and Entrepreneur.

Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson, Program Committee Chair of RSA Conference, will return to host the contest.

The Innovation Sandbox Contest 2020 finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

AppOmni

AppOmni is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) security and management platform providing data access visibility, management, and security of SaaS solutions. AppOmni’s patent-pending technology deeply scans APIs, security controls, and configuration settings to secure mission-critical and sensitive data.

Blu Bracket

BluBracket is an enterprise security solution for code in a software-driven world. BluBracket gives companies visibility into where source code introduces security risk while also enabling them to fully secure their code—without altering developer workflows or productivity.

Elevate Security

Elevate Security solves for the human element. Using data companies already have, Elevate Security scores employee risk based on their security actions, showing actionable trends while delivering personalized communications that nudge employees to better security habits.

ForAllSecure

ForAllSecure aims to secure the world’s software. Using patented technology from CMU research, ForAllSecure delivers a next generation fuzzing solution to Fortune 1000 companies in telecom, aerospace, automotive and more. DARPA named ForAllSecure a Cyber Grand Challenge winner and MIT Tech Review named it one of the 50 Smartest Companies.

INKY Technology

INKY is an industry leader in mail protection powered by unique computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The company’s flagship product, INKY Phish Fence, uses these novel techniques to “see” each email much like a human does, to block phishing attacks that get through every other system.

Obsidian Security

Obsidian Cloud Detection and Response delivers frictionless security for SaaS. Using a unique identity graph and machine learning, Obsidian stops the most advanced attacks in the cloud. Unified visibility across applications, users, and data provides threat detection, breach remediation, and security hardening with no production impact.

SECURITI.ai

SECURITI.ai is a leader in AI-powered PrivacyOps. Its PRIVACI.ai solution automates privacy compliance with patent-pending People Data Graphs and robotic automation. It enables enterprises to give rights to people on their data, comply with global privacy regulations and build trust with customers.

Sqreen

Sqreen is the application security platform for the modern enterprise. Organizations of all sizes trust Sqreen to protect, observe and test their software. As opposed to pattern-based approaches, Sqreen analyses in-app execution in real time to deliver more robust security without compromising performance.

Tala Security

Tala safeguards the modern web against client-side risk. Tala’s AI-driven analytics engine continuously interrogates site architecture to work in concert with an advanced automation engine that activates standards-based security to prevent a broad range of client-side attacks like magecart, XSS, session re-directs, and client-side malware.

Vulcan Cyber

Vulcan is a vulnerability remediation and orchestration platform that is modernizing the way enterprises reduce cyber risk. With its remediation-driven approach, Vulcan automates and orchestrates the vulnerability remediation lifecycle, enabling security, operational and business teams to effectively remediate cyber risks at scale.

“The RSAC Innovation Sandbox has catapulted young companies to success for well over a decade. In fact, the top 10 finalists have collectively seen 48 acquisitions and raised $5.2 billion in investments to-date,” said Linda Gray Martin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conference. “But what’s really exciting is how the competition has propelled the entire cybersecurity community forward by encouraging much-needed innovation and collaboration in an industry that faces new changes, threats and challenges every day. This year’s finalists will undoubtedly make for a tough decision for the judges and a must-see event for RSA Conference attendees.”

The contest kicks off at 1:30 PM PT on February 24 at the Moscone Center and winners will be announced at 4:30 PM that same day.