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National Cyber Security Alliance and RSA Conference Align to Highlight the Role Cybersecurity Awareness Plays in Strengthening our Defense

NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser to Also Discuss the Importance of Engaging C-Level Executives on Cybersecurity

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2013 —
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, has partnered with the upcoming RSA Conference 2014 as an association sponsor. During the conference from February 24-28th both NCSA and RSA Conference will work to raise awareness about the critical role that cybersecurity plays in strengthening our national defense and the need for increased engagement about cybersecurity at the C-Suite executive level.

Now in its 23rd year, RSA Conference continues to drive the information security agenda worldwide and consistently attracts the world’s brightest thinkers in the IT security field. The conference addresses our most important digital technology issues including privacy, application and mobile security, identity and access management and others. At the conference NCSA will host and take part in two panel discussions, several social media activities and an evening cocktail party.

“Each year, NCSA leadership and many of our supporting STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign partners look forward to participating in RSA Conference because it’s an information sharing environment where ideas about the best approaches to solving the world’s cyber challenges are discussed and made better,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. “We appreciate industry events like RSA Conference because it gives us a forum to explore creative solutions to digital challenges that threaten both our national defense and digital citizens.”  

Kaiser added: “Even if you’re not attending the conference in person, we strongly encourage you to get engaged with the conference and its topics through social media and NCSA’s upcoming Twitter chat.”   

Whether attending the conference in person or participating from afar, here are some ways to get involved in RSA Conference with NCSA:

  • Join the STOP. THINK. CONNECT./RSA Conference Twitter Chat, “Capitalizing on Collective Intelligence,” Feb. 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PT

Digital industry leaders from NCSA, RSA Conference and others will answer questions about using collective intelligence to solve digital issues during a Twitter Chat. Participants can use #ChatSTC and #RSAC to join and for more information, visit: http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us14/community and www.stopthinkconnect.org/twitterchats.

 

  • Attend RSA Conference Panel, “The Sixth Man: How Cybersecurity Awareness Programs Strengthen Our Defense,” Feb. 25, 2:40-3:40 p.m. PT in West Room 3005

The “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” Campaign and National Cyber Security Awareness Month recently celebrated their 10th year engaging public and private sector partners with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity. In taking a look at how far we’ve come in the last 10 years, and looking ahead to the next decade, how do we continue to build this bench strength and ultimately strengthen our defenses?
 

  • Mingle at the “Non-Profits on the Loose” Cocktail Party, Feb. 25, 5-8 p.m. PT

Join NCSA, RSA Conference, and other leading industry professionals for a cocktail party at the Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Admission will be granted only to those with an RSA Conference badge or party invitation.
 

  • Attend RSA Conference Panel, “Education and Engaging the C-Suite on Cybersecurity,” Feb. 27, 8-9 a.m. PT in North Room 132

Many small and medium companies often lack the resources and tools to protect against the ever-changing cyber threat. This session will give people ideas and tools to talk to their C-level executives and boards about the importance of cybersecurity, including framing cybersecurity through a risk management lens, and assessing the current status of the company’s cyber efforts.


To view all NCSA activities at RSA Conference, visit: http://www.staysafeonline.org/about-us/events/

Other RSA Conference information is available at: http://www.rsaconference.com/


About The National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast Corporation, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Leidos, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference helps drive the global information security agenda with annual events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Since 1991, RSA Conference consistently attracts the best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities to learn about information security’s most important issues through face-to-face and online interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. As information security professionals work to stay ahead of ever-changing security threats and trends, they turn to RSA Conference for a 360-degree view of the industry. RSA Conference seeks to arm participants with the knowledge they need to remain at the forefront of the information security business. More information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry can be found at www.rsaconference.com.



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