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RSA Conference 2020

February 24–28, 2020 | San Francisco


Join Microsoft and cybersecurity’s brightest minds to discuss the industry’s newest developments in Security and Compliance at RSA 2020!

Featured speakers

Featured sessions

Breaking password dependencies: challenges in the final mile at Microsoft

You must break free of password dependency, but the reality is legacy authority woven into the organization in various stages of technical debt. Like any large enterprise, Microsoft is caught in this Catch-22—closing 95 percent of the holes yet still at risk of attacks on the remaining five percent. Alex and Liisa will describe the attacks and the journey towards 100 percent remediation with practical guidance to help you.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 11:10 AM

AI security engineering: modeling, detecting, and mitigating new vulnerabilities

AI and machine learning (ML) present a litany of unmitigated security threats. Research is pivoting from contrived vulnerabilities to weaponized exploitation. As a security engineer, how do I protect and defend my services against these threats? As a data scientist, how do I even detect them? As a first responder, how do I triage? Join us to go deep on these issues with new research and guidance.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 2:50 PM

Zero Trust: the buzz, the myths, and the facts

"Zero Trust" is the biggest buzzword in security since blockchain. But, what does it mean? Is there a consistent approach or definition? In this session, you will hear Bret Arsenault, CVP and CISO at Microsoft, discuss what it is and isn't. He’ll share the strategy, the challenges, and his biggest learnings from his real-world experience.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 9:20 AM

Fighting nation states: threat intel, lawyers, and options

Nation states are aggressively pursuing a wide range of targets: democratic institutions, critical infrastructures, supply chains, IoT, even information itself. Come learn from Microsoft attorneys from the front lines with our technical teams about using the law as a tool to help combat nation-state activity and enable our threat intelligence, response, and services teams to protect customers.

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM

All that glitters? Debunking fool’s marketing of ML and AI

Tired of the glittery hype about how AI and ML will solve for cybersecurity? Confused about general versus narrow AI? Supervised versus unsupervised ML? Reinforcement learning? Wonder who’s accountable if a model fails? Worried sentient bots are going to take over the planet? A scientist and a technologist debunk the myths around ML and AI.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 2:50 PM

When privacy meets populism: how people are influencing the data debate

RSA gathers in a city that banned facial recognition technology and the state with the most advanced privacy law in the United States. These laws might be just the start. Experts debate the effectiveness of privacy activity in the US and Europe, how the world is responding to the privacy movement, and what populism and the desire to “take down” Big Tech could mean for enhanced privacy protections.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM

Microsoft security team changes the employee training playbook

In this session, Ken Sexsmith, Director of Security Education and Awareness at Microsoft, will share the unconventional approach his team has taken to train employees in being our first line of defense in helping to protect one of the most valuable companies in the world.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 9:20 AM

You feel me? How reading chemistry can improve your success

It’s right in front of us every day and impacts all our interactions: chemistry. How can data-driven people learn to read personalities and adjust our behavior to maximize our interactions? How can we be more aware of signals and modify our reactions? What if you could turn adversaries into advocates? Consider what data and psychology can teach us and explore personality types, conflict, and success.

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 8:45 AM

RSA 2020 theater sessions

Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards

This gala event honored some of our most luminous stars in the Microsoft Security partner ecosystem.

Microsoft Security solutions

Learn more about our business-ready security solutions.

Microsoft compliance solutions

Learn more about our intelligent compliance and risk management solutions.