As one of the world’s largest and highly-regarded cybersecurity conferences, the RSA Conference has steadily grown from its original form as a phone conference in 1991. Known as the RSA Data Security Conference, its first in-person event drew more than 200 attendees. Today, simply known as the RSA Conference, its events have spread over the globe in addition to their yearly San Francisco conference.
The 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco took place March 4 through March 8 at the Moscone Center. And as in past years, RSA attracts bigger crowds of cybersecurity professionals each year. This year the event was bigger and better than ever before, and here are the numbers to prove it:
Utimaco was there. And during our visit to the 2019 RSA Conference, we made some observations. The conference is changing in response to the cyber-security industry itself going through some major changes.
Here are some of the show floor observations and trends that we would like to share:
Utimaco offers the only private HSM in the Cloud, CryptoServer Cloud, that allows you to set up this type of architecture. It is the only offering in the market that allows you to keep your keys separate – in your own private HSM and away from the Cloud Service Provider’s equipment on a global level. It provides organizations with a multi-cloud strategy and the flexibility to move high value assets into the Cloud, between Clouds and back out of the Cloud.
Utimaco has recently become known as one of the enablers in the post-quantum cryptography (PQC) space – which is why a number of large IoT and PKI solution vendors such as LG Electronics, Microsoft Research and DigiCert have partnered with Utimaco (Read more on Utimaco’s Research Network).
At RSA, we had the honor of hosting Avesta Hojjati, Head of R&D at DigiCert, to present their proof of concept implementation into a PKI. The DigiCert research project, which the presentation was based around, uses the quantum-safe algorithm “Picnic”, developed by the team lead by Microsoft Research, on a Utimaco HSM.
Utimaco plan to pre-announce the Applied PQC Expert Network in time for the November 2019 Applied Crypto Symposium in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting new technology.