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RSAC 2023 San Francisco

It’s your favorite Bay Area cybersecurity extravaganza! Join us to help build a more secure future

Date: APR 24 - 27
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco

Look who’s talking! 4 full days of amazing talks

This year’s RSA has a huge agenda featuring talks, trainings, seminars, panels, and networking events. See the full program.

Kosli top picks - the keynotes we’re looking forward to

Be sure to catch Rohit Ghai (RSA Security ) Lisa Monaco (US Gov) and our very own John Willis (Kosli).

Places to stay, eat and drink in San Francisco.

New to RSAC? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get the low down on all the best places with our guide.

John Willis talks - DevSecOps Operationalization

In this presentation, John will discuss Dr. Deming’s work and give insight into how he would have viewed standard DevSecOps metrics. Operationalism is a cornerstone of operations management and is based on the intuition that we do not know the meaning of a concept unless we have a method of measurement for it. In Deming’s New Economics, he said, “An operational definition is a procedure agreed upon for translation of a concept into a measurement of some kind.” I’ll explore what this means for DevSecOps cybersecurity in a modern context.

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Keynotes from cybersecurity thought leaders in industry and government

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Rohit Ghai - CEO - RSA Security

The Looming Identity Crisis

As we accelerate into the new age of AI we face a truly existential challenge: our traditional approaches to identity are dead. How do we define and secure identity in this new age? And what is the role and responsibility of cybersecurity?

In this year’s main keynote address Rohit Ghai will explore this new challenge and present the solutions we’ll need to build if we are to avoid an identity crisis

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Lisa Monaco - Deputy Attorney General - US Gov

Combatting Evolving Cyber Threats: Leading With Disruption

Increasingly, cybersecurity threats are much more than a threat to businesses, they are a tool that hostile nation states can use to undermine the security of the whole country. To meet this challenge the Justice Department has spent the last two years partnering with various organizations to combat malicious intents directed at the USA.

Join Lisa Monaco who will give you the inside story on the progress being made in this new arena of cyber conflict.

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Sumit Dhawan - President - VM Ware

The New Ground Truth For Security

The world of cybersecurity mirrors so much of what we see in the real world where misinformation and bad actors make it increasingly difficult to tell friends from enemies. To stop sophisticated cyber attackers we need to gather the requisite data needed to establish a single source of truth we can trust.

In this talk Sumit Dhawan will discuss how cyber professionals can leverage infrastructure to establish that source of truth for their organizations.

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Get a FREE copy of Investments Unlimited

A Novel about DevOps, Security, Audit Compliance, and Thriving in the Digital Age

Drop by the Kosli booth after John’s keynote, meet the man himself, and grab yourself a free copy of his latest novel - Investments Unlimited. It’s about a fast-moving fintech that gets on the wrong side of the regulators. Can they figure out a new approach to governance, risk and compliance that keeps pace with the rest of their digital transformation?

Grab a free copy on the day
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Agenda DevOps Connect: DevSecOps

07:50 - 08:00 Welcome and Review The Day - Alan Shimel - Techstrong Group, Mark Miller - The Sourced Podcast Network
8:00 - 8:30 What’s on the horizon for Cybersecurity and Open Source in 2023 - Mark Miller - The Sourced Podcast NetworkKadi, Grigg - SonatypeKaty Craig - National University
08:30 - 09:00 Building an Engaging Security Champion Program - Dustin Lehr - Fivetran, Jennifer Czaplewski - Target
09:00 - 09:30 Securing the Software Supply Chain: Transparency in the Age of the Software Driven Society - Chris Hughes - Aquia Inc
09:30 - 10:00 Changing Mindset: What Cybersecurity Practitioners Can Learn From Tarot Cards - Caroline Wong - Cobalt, Mark Miller - The Sourced Podcast Network
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Keynote Session - DevSecOps: The Train Has Left the Station - Shannon Lietz - Adobe
10:45 - 11:15 DevSecOps Operationalization - John Willis - Kosli
11:15 - 11:45 The fastest growing open source security projects (The Open Source Security Index) - Andrew Smyth - Atlantic Bridge, Chenxi Wang, Ph.D. - Rain Capital
11:45 - 12:15 DevSecOps-ing the Infrastructure - Mike Rothman - Techstrong Research
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 13:30 Applying AI to the SDLC: New Ideas and Gotchas - Tracy Bannon - Mitre
13:30 - 14:00 Myths and Realities of Software Bill of Materials - DJ Schleen - Yahoo
14:00 - 14:30 Incident Response for Developers - Tanya Janca - We Hack Purple
14:30 - 15:00 CISO Panel - DevOps is Now DevSecOps - Alan Shimel - Techstrong, GroupDavid DeSanto - GitLab, Suzie Prince - Atlassian, Shawn Ahmed - CloudBees, Kobi Tzruya - Checkmarx, Gal Marder - JFrog
15:00 Wrap up

How to get to the venue

Moscone Center
747 Howard St, San Francisco,
CA 94103, United States

Located in the urban heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district, The Moscone Center is easily accessible by transit.

BART offers fast, convenient regional service and MUNI Metro provides light rail service throughout the City. To reach Moscone North & South, take BART or MUNI to Montgomery station. To reach Moscone West, take BART or MUNI to Powell station.

Caltrain offers a frequent schedule into the nearby station at 4th & Townsend Streets. All of these stations are within a few minutes’ walk of The Moscone Center.

Ferries offer transport between San Francisco and cities located across the San Francisco Bay’s waters. The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides weekday, weekend, holiday, and seasonal services to nine terminal locations around the Bay including Alameda, Oakland, and Vallejo. From San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal riders can connect to surface and subway options taking them to The Moscone Center.

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Whats good nearby - the Kosli guide


CitizenM San Francisco Union Square

CitizenM San Francisco Union Square features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is around less than 0.6 miles from Moscone Center, a 16-minute walk from San Francisco City Hall and 1.7 miles from Oracle Park.

Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor
Distance from venue: 0.3 miles from the Moscone Center

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Select suites feature a view of San Francisco at the Four Seasons. Each elegant room is equipped with a seating area, a large soaking bath tub, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Bathrobes, slippers and large deposit boxes to store valuables are also provided.

Distance from venue: 0.3 miles from the Moscone Center
Rating: Rating 4.5 on Tripadvisor

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LUMA Hotel San Francisco

Situated in San Francisco, 450 yards from Oracle Park, LUMA Hotel San Francisco features accommodation with a private parking, a fitness centre, frette bed linens, bathrobes and slippers. The accommodation provides an ATM, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.

Distance from venue: 0.8 miles from the Moscone Center
Rating: 4.5 on Tripadvisor

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Amber India Restaurant

This upscale Indian restaurant has a diverse, high-end menu of modern and regional Indian dishes, plus a lunch buffet, all in a polished space. Amber India is an especially popular restaurant for big groups.

Distance from venue: 0.3 miles from the Moscone Center

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Alexander's Steakhouse

If you love steak, make sure to visit Alexander’s Steakhouse This popular restaurant is perfect for a fancy night on the town. Alexander’s Steakhouse is known for having a distinct Japanese influence, which is seen in their world-class Wagyu beef.

Distance from venue: 0.6 miles from Moscone Center

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Fogo de Chao

Perfect for presentations or celebratory events. Fogo De Chao is also well-known for providing a wide variety of culinary options for guests. Whether you or your guests are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or just enjoy a medium-rare steak, Fogo De Chao is ready.

Distance from venue: 374 ft from Moscone Center

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111 Minna Gallery

An eclectic space that can transform from an art gallery, to a bar and even a dance club. When they aren’t hosting private events, be sure to pop in to enjoy a public happy hour. Check their calendar for a full list of events.

Distance from venue: 0.3 miles from the Moscone Center
Rating: Rating 4.5 on Tripadvisor

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If you love books, you absolutely must make it to Novela during your visit. Located in the heart of Yerba Buena, Novela serves up unique and delicious cocktails in an environment that feels like an upscale study.

Distance from venue: 0.3 miles from the Moscone Center
Rating: 4 on Tripadvisor

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The Press Club

For wine lovers, Press ClubOpens in new window is perhaps the most important stop on a visit to the neighborhood. Featuring wine from several Napa Valley wineries, as well as numerous other varietals, Press Club is a great place to enjoy some classic and difficult-to-find wines.

Distance from venue: 0.7 miles from the Moscone Center
Rating: Rating 4.5 on Tripadvisor

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