With a blend of partner perspectives, security mashups, and interactive sessions, RSA Conference has been “where the world talks security” for nearly thirty years. As longtime participants of the festivities, the team here at Anitian is looking forward to learning about new cybersecurity developments and sharing exclusive access to the latest Anitian technologies at our booth (#3442). 

Whether you’re new to RSAC or are a long-standing veteran, we’ve compiled a list of must-attend sessions, keynotes, and parties you won’t want to miss. And in keeping up with the theme of this year’s event — Human Element — we asked fellow RSA attendees and members of the Anitian team to share their thoughts on the events they are most excited about.


Anitian’s Top Recommendations for RSA Conference 2020


DevOps: 2020 DevSecOps Days at RSA Conference

Monday, February 24th | 9AM – 5PM | Session Code: DEVOP-M01 | Learn More

Last year was a turning point for DevSecOps Days at RSA Conference, with over 800 practitioners engaging in the all-day Monday event. This year, the focus will largely highlight how practitioners are handling the transformation to DevSecOps within their company, the types of problems they are surfacing which impeded their progress, and how they are getting buy-in from all levels of the company.

Here’s why John Vecchi, Chief Marketing Officer at Anitian, is interested in this DevSecOps seminar: 

“The unification of DevOps and security is a new but very relevant movement for high growth SaaS companies developing applications in the cloud. Because Anitian is on the front end of enabling and empowering this movement, this is definitely a seminar that interests me.” 


New Paradigms for the Next Era of Security

Tuesday, February 25th | 1 – 1:50PM | Session Code: STR-T10 | Learn More

This classroom-style session will dive into the projected culmination of unrecoverable attacks against our machines, infrastructure, and data. In these scenarios, the old security paradigm of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) no longer applies. Instead, we need to consider design patterns that follow new paradigms for the next era of security: distributed, immutable and ephemeral (DIE).

Here’s why Anitian Account Executive, Mike Speed, is interested:

“The CIA security triad has served the security practice well, but the continued evolution of attackers, techniques, and vulnerabilities requires the evolution of threat modeling. It’s important, and exciting, that security professionals are thinking ‘outside the box’ to keep pace with today’s challenges. I’m very interested in how the D.I.E threat modeling strategy is received by the security community at RSA.”


Misconfigured and Exposed: 5 Proven Steps to Secure Your Cloud

Tuesday, February, 25th | 11 – 11:50AM | Session Code: PART3-T08 | Learn More

Attackers have capitalized on trivial cloud misconfigurations. At the root is that most organizations do not have a distinct security strategy for public cloud. This talk will present a five-step framework, citing real-world examples, that will help you rapidly put a comprehensive cloud security strategy in place.

Damon Gentry, Anitian’s Senior DevOps Engineer, is looking forward to this cloud security focused session:

“As a DevOps engineer, my efforts are generally focused on automating infrastructure and software delivery. Although my experience in IT provides me with a modicum of security knowledge, moving my applications into the cloud brings on a whole new challenge regarding concepts that may be new to me. This session promises to enlighten me on a simple, repeatable framework for ensuring that my cloud delivery efforts are secure and trustworthy.” 


How to GRC Your DevOps

Thursday, February, 27th | 2:50 – 3:40PM | Session Code: DSO-R09 | Learn More

DevOps practices have helped businesses think differently about building systems in more reliable and resilient ways for 10 years. Standard GRC approaches haven’t quite evolved to complement DevOps concepts. The speaker will talk about ways to calibrate GRC and DevOps needs so that they can work in reciprocal ways that benefit each other and not just meet their own goals in disconnected ways.

Karl Gainey, Director of Sales Engineering at Anitian, is eager to learn more during this DevOps focused session: 

“DevOps is often overlooked when it comes to security and compliance workflows. There is now a greater need for getting DevOps educated on GRC and strategically involved early to ensure adherence to increasingly stringent compliance standards.”


The VIPCloudLounge

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 11:30AM – 10PM | @ Jamber Wine Pub | Learn More

Located just around the corner from RSAC, the Anitian team will be on-site at Jamber Wine Pub on Wednesday, February 26th from 11:30AM – 4:30PM delivering live, interactive demos and can’t-miss security and compliance automation briefings. This is your chance to get a firsthand look at how Anitian can cut your FedRAMP, PCI, and GDPR/ISO compliance process by up to 80% and spend up to 50% less. Schedule a briefing or demo now while availability is still open. 

If you can’t make it during the day, you definitely won’t want to miss out on the VIPCloudLounge at night — your go-to spot for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of RSAC. Our CEO, Andrew Plato, and knowledgeable Anitian staff will be on hand to share our enthusiasm for the latest developments in cloud-enabled security and compliance.

Hear from our executives, network with peers, and learn how others are using Anitian’s Security & Compliance Platform for faster compliance and easier security. If you’re traveling solo, you won’t be the only one! Pre-registration for this event is required for entry, so save your spot today while availability is open.

Here’s why Anitian Account Executive, Kat Burgess, is excited about this event: 

“I’m looking forward to meeting with clients and new contacts at our VIPCloudLounge! I continue to be encouraged with how our platform is being received and look forward to getting more demos scheduled. It’s an exciting time for us at Anitian and the industry as automation is really a game-changer.” 

Anitian Ludicrous Speed Blend Coffee

Stop by the Anitian Booth at RSA Conference 2020

Skipping the track sessions and sticking with an Expo Pass this year? Stop by the Anitian booth (#3442) to learn about the latest Anitian products and technologies. Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon, will also be there with copies of his just-launched book, “Security Yearbook 2020”.

And for those of you who were wondering, yes, we will be handing out more bags of our Ludicrous Speed Blend Coffee — back by popular demand! Grab yours at the Anitian booth #3442.