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Preview: 8 Hot RSA 2016 Sessions Here's What Not to Miss in San Francisco
Preview: 8 Hot RSA 2016 Sessions

The RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco has drawn advance buzz from some quarters - and outright scorn from others - over its decision to run a panel that features the creator and two cast members of the hit TV show "CSI: Cyber" (see Real Hackers Wield Social Engineering).

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But what will arguably make this year's conference even more interesting, compelling and relevant are recent real-world news events, including the crypto court battle now unfolding between Apple and the FBI (see Apple vs. FBI: Readers Debate).

8 Hot Sessions

Looking beyond all of that drama, here are my picks for some top sessions:

Going Out With Sean Penn

As in years past, the conference has also turned to a "closer" who hails from outside the security realm. This time, it's actor and director Sean Penn, who last month made headlines after secretly interviewing drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, a.k.a. El Chapo, in October 2015, on behalf of Rolling Stone.

It's not clear if Penn's interview ultimately led to Guzman's arrest. But you can be sure it's a question Penn will get asked.



About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the Executive Editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, amongst other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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