Cisco at RSAConference™ 2023

April 24-27, 2023 | San Francisco, California | In-person event

If it's connected, it's protected​

Join us in San Francisco, April 24 – 27, to simplify your security operations with Cisco's approach to XDR and learn the latest in Zero Trust. We have several can't-miss opportunities. Connect and protect with end-to-end security, from our Day 1 keynote, to sessions on managing the modern SOC. See detailed, real-time conference network traffic analysis at the Cisco Threat Wall and much more.

See Cisco security solutions in action

Need to discuss your overall security strategy? We have a couple options for you! Reserve your spot in advance for a 1:1 meeting with Cisco executives and experts, and see our products in action live in our SOC (Security Operations Center). 

Speaking sessions

Keynote Session- Threat Response Needs New Thinking. Don't Ignore this Key Resource.

Monday, April 24​ | 3:55 – 4:15 p.m.

Solutions claiming to be intelligent, promise to rescue the SOC from alert fatigue. To catch attacks in real-time and remain resilient in the face of such occurrences, you’ll need some savvy, a desire to mimic the gumshoes of old, and the most important technical asset of all – your network.

Jeetu Patel​

EVP and General Manager, ​Security & Collaboration​, Cisco

Tom Gillis

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Group​, Cisco

Surfing as a Team Sport: Riding the Regulatory Wave as a Top Competitor

Tuesday, April 25​ | 8:30 – 9:20 a.m. PT​

Companies around the world are faced with a tsunami of new cybersecurity regulations, with requirements ranging from incident notifications to software bills of materials. This panel will discuss strategies for riding this wave by identifying and deploying existing resources more effectively, while also systematizing compliance to reduce the need for legal review in regular operations.

Christopher Hale

Associate General Counsel, Cybersecurity, Raytheon Technologies

Why Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Must Unite our Industry

Wednesday, April 26​ | 9:40 – 10:30 a.m. PT​

Threat actors have more Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) at their disposal than ever before. The promise of XDR is to combine telemetry from multiple sources, apply analytics to detect these malicious activities, and enable confident and timely responses. Join us to learn why XDR must unite our industry: without it, we have little hope of combating increasingly sophisticated adversaries.​

AJ Shipley​

Vice President, Product Management – Threat, Detection & Response, Cisco 

Nick Biasini​

Head of Outreach for Cisco Talos​ 

Designing Product Security for a Brighter Smile and a Healthier Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 26​ | 2:25 – 3:25 p.m. PT​

As organizations scale and security demand increases, a lot of queue-based product security programs struggle to keep up, resulting in overworked security engineers and insecure products. In this session, presenters will share a successful product security program strategy that helped them partner effectively with engineering, product, and design teams to create and deploy trustworthy products.

Apoorva Phadke

Head of Security Transformation, Cisco

Lokesh Pidawekar

Leader, Product Security, Cisco

Navigating Faulty Assumptions and Magical Thinking in Cybersecurity

Wednesday, April 26​ | 2:25 – 3:25 p.m. PT​

Faulty assumptions in cybersecurity too often lead to frustration and undesirable outcomes. Myths and misconceptions about people and technology arise that perpetuate avoidable errors. In this panel, industry, government, and academia discuss widespread examples of misconceptions to help identify, mitigate, and avoid human errors that impact cybersecurity. Learn tips for effective mythbusting!

Wendy Nather

Head of Advisory CISOs, Cisco

Conducting a Pre-Mortem on the Next Zero Trust Breach

Thursday, April 27​ | 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. PT​

Imagine it is 2028, five years into the organization's Zero Trust transformation. People like it, usability has improved. Defensibility is better, too, with a number of attacks having been stopped over the past couple years. But then, in 2028, a call comes in. There’s been a security breach. What happened!? Join this session for a pre-mortem on how breaches will look under a Zero Trust architecture.

J. Wolfgang Goerlich

Advisory CISO, Cisco Secure

EXPOSURE: The 4th Annual RSAC SOC Report

Thursday, April 27​ | 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. PT​

In this session, we will share our experience monitoring the RSAC wireless network this week, divulging the comical actions and activities observed and changes we've seen over the years. If you'd like to see what a network looks like when its users know security, know its challenges, should know better, and choose to ignore all of that anyway, join us for the always eye-opening RSAC SOC Report.

Jessica Bair Oppenheimer

Director, Strategic Alliances, Cisco

Why Having a Security Reference Architecture Matters!

Thursday, April 27​ | 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. PT​

This session will review why having a security reference architecture will allow companies to adhere to NIST and CISA security frameworks and achieve business outcomes such as Zero Trust and SASE. Let's not forget the need for an effective Security Operations to manage and respond to daily threats. Companies continue to buy more tools, but the people and process matters more over technology.

Jerry Lin

Principal Security Architect, Cisco

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On-site activities

Please see all the exciting activities we will have at RSAC 2023.  

North Expo, Cisco Booth N-5845

Security Leaders - Learn the value of connected XDR and the latest in Zero Trust. Activities will include:

  • Demos
  • In-booth speaking sessions
  • Passport program
  • A curated track of activities based on your job function

South Expo, Cisco Booth S-1027

If you are in SecOps or IT Ops, our South Expo booth is for you. Learn how to manage the modern SOC and see live traffic maps. Activities include:

  • Demos
  • In-booth speaking sessions
  • SOC tours

Threat Wall

Cisco Threat Wall – Concourse between North and South Expos

  • Meet with our experts at the Cisco Threat Wall and get a detailed analysis of real-time conference network traffic

SOC Tours

Take a SOC tour in the Cisco's South Expo booth where you can see Cisco's security solutions in action as it monitors real-time traffic and visibility into threats. 

Can You Pick a Lock?

Take a shot at cracking our lock boxes in North Expo, Booth N-5845 for a chance to win either a BLUETTI EB3A Portable Power Station OR Wright – Watchmaking Kit!!

Not sure how? We'll teach you! Join one of our sessions in our North Expo, Booth N-5845 Theater where we will take you step by step on how to do it!

  • Monday, April 24th from 5:50pm - 6:20pm
  • Tuesday, April 25th from 2:30pm - 2:50pm
  • Wednesday, April 26th from 2:30pm - 2:50pm



Public Sector Day

Hear from government innovators on leading cybersecurity issues within the public sector. Topics from Risk Resilience, Zero Trust, CMMC, and other top cyber issues will be covered by speakers from the Department of Defense (DoD), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), City of CISOs, and more. 

When: Monday, April 24, 2023 

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Sqr.



Women's Networking Reception

Please join us at this years Women's Networking Reception: 

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Tiime: 4:30 p.m. PT 
  • Location: Moscone South- Room 303 
  • Attendees: All RSA conference badges 

RSAC Security Scholar Dinner with Industry Experts and Luminaries

Please join Helen Patton, CISO, Cisco SBG as she discusses her career and cybersecurity journey at the RSAC College Day Breakfast and Sponsor Panel

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Tiime: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. PT
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 5th Floor, Intercontinental Ballroom B-C
  • Attendees: Invite only

RSAC College Day Breakfast and Sponsor Panel

Please join Cisco at the RSAC College Day Breakfast and Sponsor Panel.

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Tiime: 8:00 - 9:20 a.m. PT
  • Location: Moscone South 301-304
  • Attendees: All RSA conference badges 


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