The RSA® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2014 returned to the Marina Bay Sands for its second edition in Singapore, from 22 to 23 July 2014. There were over 3,200 registrations from countries across the Asia Pacific region. The Conference featured approximately 65 sessions spanning the following five tracks, Cloud and Data Security, Cybercrime and Law Enforcement, Mobile Security, Security Infrastructure and Threats and Risk Management
Sessions in Mandarin and Japanese were also offered for the very first time. The Conference also saw more than 70 exhibitors and sponsors, such as f5, Blue Coat, M.Tech, Cisco, RSA and Akamai. They demonstrated and showcased the latest technology architecture to secure, protect and mitigate risks for enterprises
Key highlights of the Conference included the Opening Keynote speech by RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello, who addressed the security implications of today’s digitally interdependent world. Mr Coviello emphasized that society’s digital interdependence now requires new “norms of behavior”, more effective security measures and greater cooperation.
The Closing Keynote speech was given by David Walsh, the journalist known for investigating Lance Armstrong and exposing the illegal use of drugs in professional cycling. David spoke about the importance of truth in today’s world, and his experience in bringing down Lance Armstrong.
This year’s conference also featured the inaugural RSA® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2014 Innovation Sandbox Program, which named Singaporean based start-up Digify, as the winner of the “Most Innovative Company”.
The RSA® Conference 2015 will take place 20 – 24 April 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and the RSA® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 will take place 22-24 July 2015, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center in Singapore.
Vincent Goh, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan at RSA said“RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan continues to be the gathering place for industry leaders in information security. The record number of attendees at this year’s conference is a testament to the strength of the content and speakers at the conference. The Asia Pacific region continues to grapple with our own unique set of security threats and we look forward to the future editions of RSA Asia Pacific & Japan Conference as the collaboration and innovation platform for leading security companies and talents in this region.”
Vic Mankotia, Vice President, Solution Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies said “The topics shared at the conference were very refreshing. They truly revolved around the IT of tomorrow and not just traditional enterprise security. The many discussions about the open enterprise in an ever connected world of cloud, social and mobile show that there is a pressing need for security solutions that go beyond protecting the old network perimeter.It is vital that enterprises ensure that the right people have the right access to the right information on the right device and application.”
Stephen Dane, Cisco Security Business Group Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Japan said”We were delighted to take part in RSA Conference 2014,” said Stephen Dane, Cisco Security Business Group Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our global CTO and regional security team have held productive discussions with key analysts, media, partners, and of course, our customers from around Asia Pacific. The keynote presentation, track sessions and demos that Cisco hosted helped amplify the message that we think is so crucial to security professionals today, that of the need for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum, before, during and after an attack.”
Kevin Kennedy, Senior Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks “The future of security is at a crossroads. Sharing ideas and best practices is critical to driving the innovation that we need to better defend against increasingly advanced cyberattacks. RSA Conference continues to deliver fresh ideas to connect and share new approaches to security, and it’s motivating to see the growing energy and success of this event in APAC.”