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RSA® Conference 2018

The Internet Society and its Online Trust Alliance (OTA) initiative, are once again an Association Sponsor of RSA® Conference. This page summarizes the various activities and events related to the Internet Society, OTA and their organizational members during the week of the conference. 

To register for RSA® Conference, use this link and be sure to identify that you are an Internet Society/Online Trust Alliance member.

    Organizational Member Meeting - Monday, April 16, from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street (map)

    Registration and will start at 3:30, and the agenda will start at 4:00. The agenda will include an update on ISOC and OTA activities and plans, a discussion of the ISOC organizational membership program itself, and discussion of a few key topics of interest to the membership. To register, click here. If you can't attend in person, the meeting will also be broadcast via Zoom.

    Non-Profits on the Loose Reception - Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina (map

    ISOC/OTA and several other non-profits are co-hosting a reception on Tuesday evening. Join us for drinks, light hors d'ouveres and lively conversation. 

    Exhibitors at RSA® Conference Expo - these Internet Society organizational members associated with the OTA initiative are exhibiting

    • Agari (booth N 3109)
    • DigiCert (booth S 233)
    • Distil Networks (booth N 4805)
    • Infoblox (booth S 2405)
    • Malwarebytes (booth S 917)
    • Microsoft (booth N 3501)
    • Security Scorecard (booth S 2508)
    • Symantec (booth N 3901)

    Sessions at RSA® Conference - these are sessions of interest involving the Internet Society, OTA and organizational members associated with the OTA initiative

    • IoT Trust by Design - Lessons Learned in Wearables and Smart Home Products (MBS-T10). Tuesday, April 17, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Online Trust Alliance/Internet Society. The world has awakened to the need for tighter security and privacy in consumer-grade IoT offerings. This panel will present a trust framework for IoT, and wearable and smart home experts will discuss top attack vectors, typical vulnerabilities in devices, apps and systems, common reasons for design compromise, the evolution of security and privacy in IoT and where it needs to go.
    • The Promise of IoT Best Practices, Testing and Hazards of Inaction (AST3-W02). Wednesday, April 18, 8:00–8:45 a.m., Online Trust Alliance/Internet Society. As IoT innovation is touching every aspect of our home, office and lives, the security and privacy risks are mounting, transcending to physical safety hazards. Industry experts, non-profits and government leaders will provide prescriptive and actionable advice, updates on testing and scoring initiatives and discuss the role of government including incentives to embrace security and privacy by design.
    • Identity Insecurity—Another Data Hurricane without “building codes” (PDAC-W14). Wednesday, April 18, 3:00-3:45 p.m., AgeLight. Increasingly organizations are demonstrating their inability to protect consumer data and lack of fiduciary responsibility for the consumers impacted. The consumer remedies being offered today are limited and often available to only those that can pay, while business continues to profit. This session will debate consumer rights, controls and if now is the time for meaningful federal legislation.
    • Turning DNS from Security Target into Security Tool (TECH-F01). Friday, April 20, 9:00-9:45 a.m., Infoblox. DNS servers have traditionally been the targets of attacks: DDoS attacks, cache poisoning attacks and more. But we’ll look at recent developments that allow you to instrument your DNS servers to become security tools: to implement a policy governing name resolution based on the reputation of domain names and IP addresses, and to use DNS telemetry to identify patterns of malicious use.