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RSA Conference 2021 to Showcase Resilience, Featuring NIST Experts

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RSA Conference 2021 kicks off virtually May 17, and NIST’s cybersecurity experts will be on hand out of the gate to discuss the latest in cybersecurity guidance, practical solutions, and metrics.

The conference theme this year is Resilience – an especially timely theme for a world wearied by a year of pandemic. The sudden, massive uptick in working from home, distance learning, and telehealth in late March 2020 illustrated more starkly than ever before the imperative of effective cybersecurity. Widespread cyber attacks made clear the necessity of resilient networks, systems, and tools.

As we continue to examine the lessons learned over the past year, we believe that resilience will prove to be a key element in preparing for future cyber threats. Join us virtually at the conference May 17-20, and hear the most up-to-date information on data confidentiality, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, remote patient monitoring, PNT services, and much more.

Here are just a few sessions you won’t want to miss:   

  • Making Sense of the Landscape of Attacks and Defenses Against AI
    Monday, May 17, 2021, 1:15 – 1:55 p.m. PST

    ITL Chief of Staff Elham Tabassi will join Dr. Paul Rowe, NIST Associate and Principal Cyber Resiliency Researcher at The MITRE Corp., to discuss the NCCoE’s Securing AI lab and how it can help make sense of the relationships between attacks and defenses, moving us toward useful metrics for trustworthiness. 
  • Is Your Organization’s Confidential Data Really Confidential?
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 11:35 - 12:15 p.m. PST

    NIST Associates Anne Townsend, Department Manager at MITRE, and Michael Ekstrom, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE, will take a look at high-level architectures, data breach demos, and practical solutions to identify and protect the confidentiality of an enterprise’s data, as well as detect, respond to, and recover from incidents that affect data confidentiality. 
  • Telehealth Cybersecurity: Secure Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 11:35 - 12:15 p.m. PST

    NIST IT Security Specialist Nakia Grayson will join a panel examining practical guidance on mitigating risks associated with remote patient monitoring and reliance on third-party systems and patient home networks. Also on the panel are Sue Wang, Principal Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE and NIST Associate, Axel Wirth, Chief Security Strategist at MedCrypt, and Steven Waite, Executive Director of the Office of Information Security at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Strengthening Resilience of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST

    Jim McCarthy, NCCoE Senior Security Engineer, and James Platt, Chief for Strategic Defense Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss how industry can leverage NIST’s PNT cybersecurity profile to assess risks of PNT degradation or loss to their organization and take appropriate mitigation measures. 
  • Trusted Internet of Things Device Onboarding and Lifecycle Management
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 3:00 – 3:40 p.m. PST

    NIST Associates Eliot Lear, Principal Engineer at Cisco, and Susan Symington, Computer Scientist at MITRE, will talk about ways in which trusted network-layer onboarding can improve the security of IoT devices and integrate with attestation, application-layer onboarding, and MUD to protect devices throughout their lifecycles. 

Stay up to date on conference developments by following @NISTCyber on Twitter. We will be live-tweeting the hashtags #RSAC2021 and #NISTatRSAC. For more information, visit our conference event page.

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