Five Must-See Presentations at RSAC2020

Every year, the RSA Conference offers cyber professionals the opportunity to connect with their peers to gain the intelligence, insight, and connections needed to prepare for the future of the dynamic cybersecurity industry. This year will be no different, with hundreds of sessions available for you and your team to learn from the industry’s top experts.

Now that RSAC2020 is just weeks away, it’s time to start planning. With over 600 breakout sessions to choose from, it can be difficult to prioritize which you should attend. Don’t worry though. If you’re looking to maximize your exposure to the most disruptive thinking and cutting-edge solutions the cybersecurity industry has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five high-value presentations you must attend—check them out!  

1. She Speaks Security: Amp Up Your Impact

Speakers: Dr. Reem Al-Shammari, Joyce Brocaglia, Kelly Jackson Higgins, Alyssa Miller, Juliet Okafor, Bobbie Stempfley, and Lynn Terwoerds 

This session features seven women from around the globe who will share their powerful personal experiences about fighting to have their voices heard. Learn from their ups and downs and discover valuable techniques for self-improvement and conducting conversations with confidence. At the end of each speaker’s segment, tie it all together at table discussions and exercises designed to make you apply the skills you’ve just been taught.

You deserve to be heard. Head down to Moscone West February, 24 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. to empower your inner advocate! 

2. Personnel Management and Building Successful Cybersecurity Teams

Speakers: Steven Allen, Deidre Diamond, Lisset Diaz Cervantes, Malcolm Harkins, Rosanna Kurrer, Winn Schwartau, and Caroline Wong 

Diverse, impactful cybersecurity teams don’t assemble themselves. Pop in for this half-day seminar to learn from global figures—including CyberSN’s Founder and CEO, Deidre Diamond—how to build effective teams with talent from different generations, geographic backgrounds, and genders. This session is perfect for cybersecurity leaders who want to challenge their current hiring structure to promote a culture that embraces diversity and enhances cross-team communication.  

It’s time to fortify against talent exfiltration! Don’t miss this impressive panel of speakers in Moscone West February, 24 from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

3. Effective Leadership and Motivation: What It Took to Race Around the World

Speaker: Tracy Edward MBE

What similarities can be drawn between the cybersecurity industry and the world of sailing? Find out in this interactive session led by the captain of the Maiden, Tracy Edward MBE. 

Hear Tracy recount her grand adventure racing across the world’s oceans with an all-female crew. Drawing from her experiences, she’ll shed light on how to effectively guide teams towards realizing their full potential. 

Join the discussion February, 25 from 3:40 - 4:30 p.m. in Moscone South!  

4. Overcoming Candidate Skills and Diversity Gaps in Hiring

Speakers: Alyssa Miller

Finding qualified candidates to fill cybersecurity positions has never been tougher. Organizations everywhere are being affected by the industry’s talent shortage. So, how can your business overcome the hiring crisis in cybersecurity?

Tune in to this interactive discussion led by Alyssa Miller to find out. During this 50-minute session, Alyssa will dissect strategies for addressing candidate skills and diversity gaps in hiring. Engage in her powerful talk on February 27 from 9:20-10:10 a.m. in Moscone West.

5. Geopolitical Risks, Elections, and Cybersecurity

Speakers: Juliette Kayyem and Admiral James Stavridis

Cyberthreats to U.S. national security and industry should be top of mind for everyone at RSAC2020, as it has potential ramifications for all of us. Uncover the most important and current geopolitical risks threatening our country in this discussion led by Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Fmr. NATO Supreme Allied Commander, PreVeil board member, 12th Dean of Tuft’s Fletcher School, and chief international diplomacy and security analyst for NBC News, who will be joined by Prof. Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard’s Kennedy School graduate, former Asst. Sec. at DHS and CNN security analyst.

Catch them in Moscone South, February, 27 from 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

The best sessions at the RSA Conference fill up quickly and these are no exception. If you want to guarantee your spot, head to the RSA website to reserve your seat now. And make sure to check back here on the CyberSN blog during and after the conference for news and key takeaways from the event. See you at RSAC2020!