It’s that time of the year again. Not the coming of spring, but RSA Conference USA 2014, where the world talks security. Over 350 security vendors seeking mindshare and wallet share. RSA San Francisco is running February 24 through 28 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For those who haven’t used their free pass code, too late. http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us14
No parts 2 and 3. Rain tempered the crowds a bit this year. The FireEye robot was nowhere to be seen. People were lined up for a few of the keynotes. Some helicopters were given away in drawings at booths. The usual iPads at others. The high tech equivalent of a fashionable women's LBD (little black dress) was given out a a number of booths, the LBT (little (actually, usually large or extra large) little black tee. One give out read, "Life's a Breach", another read "We take the a** out of passwords.
Products in booths seemed to be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary in nature.
A suggestion to the RSA people and the presentation theatres in the exhibition halls. A 42" monitor doesn't cut it when there are over 10 rows of people seating. In a living room setting, 42" is ideal for sitting about 5 to 7 feet from the screen. Not good for reading multi line, multi font size presentations! Open the top floor of the South Exhibition hall (not where the exhibits are) on the first day of the keynotes at the same time as the keynotes are given . Some people want to work rather than attend the first two keynotes. And.....it was raining.