Fresh off the SC Magazine awards dinner – congratulations to all the winners! – Wednesday was a day of inspiration at RSA Conference.
In what seemed to be the fan favorite keynote of the day, super swimmer Diana Nyad told us we’re never too old to chase our dreams. Her message of perseverance definitely resonated with the security audience.
RSA Conference attendees flooded Twitter with positive reviews of Diana Nyad’s Keynote address
And we were all impressed by Reuben Paul, the 9-year-old CEO of Prudent Games and budding hacker. Paul valiantly attempted a social engineering attack on Chris Hoff of Juniper Networks and sent an important message that we need to educate kids on cyber security so “they know how to protect themselves and the world.” Paul and Hoff’s poise and humor, despite the demo fail, kept us all engaged. Hoff proved the demo indeed works with this video he Tweeted afterward,
Prudent Games CEO Reuben Paul on stage at RSA Conferece 2015
And here’s a quick recap of the rest of Wednesday’s keynotes in a nutshell:
- Time for a new school of cyber defense, says HP, by Warwick Ashford
- Quantitative Security: Using Moneyball Techniques to Defend Corporate Networks, by Symantec's Amit Mital, EVP, Emerging Endpoints and CTO
- Andrew McAfee about the next Industrial Revolution - RSA Conference Keynotes, Day 2 - by Sara Peters
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