RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Unveils Keynote Stage Line-up

June 17, 2019 - 04:24
RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Unveils Keynote Stage Line-up

Addressing the pressing cybersecurity issues impacting the region’s digital economies at the seventh annual event in Singapore


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2019 - RSA Conference, the world's leadinginformation security conferences and expositions, today announced its line-upof keynote speakers for RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). TheConference keynotes will be opened by Mr. Amrin Amin, Senior ParliamentarySecretary for Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health onTuesday, July 16, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.


TheAPJ region is home to seven of the top 10 economies with the largest ICT to GDPgrowth ratio[1].As economic growth and people's lifestyles become increasingly dependent ondigital products and services, this year's keynotes will focus on how everyone-- from the C-suites to the frontlines -- can ensure a more secure region whilecollectively continuing to pursue progress.


Somehighlights of the keynote line-up include Kyla Guru, a 17-year-old studentand internationally-renowned cybersecurity prodigy and entrepreneur, who willshare her thoughts on transforming public education systems around privacy andcybersecurity and what she believes should be the mission of all cybersecurityinitiatives. Also, a team of global computer forensics and ethical hackingexperts from the SANS Institute will deliver unique perspectiveson dangerous new cyber-attack techniques and how we can make radical changes toimprove the current state of 'cyber-insecurity'.


The Hugh Thompson Show:DeepFakes and the Human Zero Day will be a highlight on the Conference keynotestage. RSA Conference Program Chair Hugh Thompson will feature special guests --actor and writer Alexis Conran, and top cybersecurity researchers SaurabhShintre and Dr Vrizlynn Thing. Together, they will discuss what makes humansmost susceptible to being manipulated and compromised, how DeepFakes and AI arebeing weaponized, and how this forever changes defense strategies.


"Drivingprogress and navigating an evolving cybersecurity landscape come hand in hand.The rise of e-commerce and FinTech in Asia boosts consumption and inclusion butmakes us vulnerable to new forms of scams and fraud. Sharper AI algorithms boostproductivity but can also be used to make cyber-threats harder to discern. Theline-up that we've assembled will help us better leverage digital opportunitieswhile managing associated risks. Our goal is to help create a brighter futureby highlighting what it takes to become more secure today," said Linda GrayMartin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conferences.


Keynotespeakers and sessions include:


  • Mr. Amrin Amin, Senior ParliamentarySecretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health

Openingkeynote Guest-of-Honor for RSA Conference 2019 APJ, Mr. Amrin Amin is SeniorParliamentary Secretary for Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministryof Health. He is a Member of Parliament representing Sembawang GroupRepresentation Constituency (Woodlands) since September 2015. Prior topolitical office, he was a corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions.Amrin read law at the National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Law) (Honors)and Columbia University in New York (Master of Law) (Harlan Fiske StoneScholar).


  • Kyla Guru, Founder / CEO, BitsN' Bytes Cybersecurity Education | Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl

Beforeher freshman year in high school, Kyla Guru founded Bits N' BytesCybersecurity, a national organization that now sustains more than 20 nationalpartnerships with school districts, corporations like Facebook and IBM, andeducational platforms like Discovery Education, all to increase awareness,literacy, and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity. Guru will share her storyof being a social entrepreneur, what she believes should be the greater missionof all cybersecurity initiatives, and what she sees as the future of theindustry.

  • The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter Them

Presented by the SANS Institute, thiskeynote panel will reveal the most dangerous new attack techniques, how theywork and how we can stop them. Speakers include RobertM. Lee, CEO and Founder, Dragos, Inc, SANS CertifiedInstructor; My-Ngoc Nguyen, CEO / Principal Consultant, Secured IT Solutions,SANS Certified Instructor;Stephen Sims, SANS Faculty Fellow, PenTest and Cyber DefenseEssentials Curriculum Lead and moderated by Nick Klein,Director of Klein & Co., Computer Forensics, SANS Certified Instructor.


  • Rohit Ghai, President, RSA, and HollyRollo, Senior Vice President and DigitalTransformation Lead, RSA | The New Why of Cybersecurity

Digitalinvestment accelerates business velocity, transforms constituent experiencesand spawns new opportunities. But this formidable force for human progress alsomagnifies risk. Together with leading industry experts from RSA, Rohit Ghaiwill address the management of digital risk as the new 'why' for cybersecurity.


  • Diana Kelley,Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft | Better Cybersecurity with AI and ML? Focuson Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

AI andmachine learning can speed up the threat response cycle, butwithout diverse teams developing these machine learning models, we may endup automating bias or even criminals' attack paths. Diana Kelley will explainthe importance of culture and diversity within organizations'cybersecurity teams, to ensure they benefit from advances in the fields of AIand machine learning.


  • Haiyan Song,Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Markets, Splunk | EmbracingChaos to Reimagine Cybersecurity

Asnation-state hacks and concerns around privacy continue to mount, data is playingan increasingly critical role in the success of the security operations center(SOC). With security professionals facing an ever-increasing volume of risk,Haiyan Song will share ways to embrace data chaos, fuel innovation and stay onestep ahead of today's biggest security threats.


  • AartiBorkar, Vice President, Offering Management, IBMSecurity | The New Rules of Security

Thereality today is that enterprises must secure business processes from and forthe cloud. As we move into the next era of cloudcomputing, Aarti Borkar will detail how cybersecurity leaders can adopt acontinuous security model to protect data and workloads, manage threats andcompliance, and secure identities and networks.

  • The Hugh Thompson Show: DeepFakes and The Human Zero Day

From social engineering and exploiting human zero daysto DeepFakes that are now harder to discern than ever before, the greatestthreats we have ever faced sit inside the human mind.This closing keynote takes you behind the scenes to explore what it is abouthumans that makes us susceptible to getting manipulated and compromised. Learnhow DeepFakes and AI are being weaponized from world-renowned applicationsecurity expert and RSA Conference Program Committee Chair, Hugh Thompson, and special guests Vrizlynn Thing, Senior VicePresident, Head of Cybersecurity Strategic Technology Centre, ST Engineering;Saurabh Shintre, Senior PrincipalResearcher; and Alexis Conran, a celebrity presenterand broadcaster best known for his role in highly acclaimed BBC TV show, TheReal Hustle.


Additional informationand online registration details:


[1] InternationalMonetary Fund. Regional Economic Outlook: Asia-Pacific. May 2018.

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