WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, has partnered with the upcoming RSA Conference 2013, from Feb. 25-March 1, as a proud association sponsor in hosting several activities that raise awareness about the importance of information security.
The annual conference – now in its 20th year – will focus on the information security industry's most important issues including privacy, application and mobile security, identity and access management and others. Together the NCSA and RSA will host several activities including: a fireside chat event with RSA Executive Chairman Arthur Coviello and NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser; several social media activities and an evening cocktail party.
As the information security field continues to grow in importance and influence, the RSA conference plays an integral role in keeping security professionals across the globe connected and educated. For the past several years, NCSA has been significantly involved in the RSA Conference as it presents the perfect venue to bring together its leadership and others to discuss how they can collectively work together to combat information security issues.
"We look forward to RSA every year and mark it as a time to discuss best practices in solving information security challenges and how to improve cybersecurity education and grow careers in this field," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. "It's important to have industry conferences like RSA that provide an opportunity to share and discuss how to solve the security challenges that cyber professionals face every day."
Kaiser added: "The great thing about our activities this year is that we have several ways that people can get involved even if they're not attending the conference. We encourage everyone to participate in any way possible."
Here's a list of ways that both conference attendees and those from afar can get involved with RSA Conference 2013:
- "Non-Profits on the Loose" Cocktail Party, Feb. 26, 5-8 p.m. PT
Join NCSA, RSA, and other leading industry professionals for a cocktail party at the Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Admission will be granted only to those with an RSA badge or party invitation.
- STOP. THINK. CONNECT. "Twitterview" with Department of Homeland Security, Feb. 27, 4:20-5:20 p.m. PT
Tune in to an open interview with a DHS official who will be answering questions about cybersecurity issues, the importance of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and online safety and security. Participants can follow along on Twitter at: @STOPTHNKCONNECT and @RSAConference and use the hashtag #ChatSTC.
- STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Cybersecurity Education and Outreach Twitter Chat, Feb. 28, 4:30-5:30 PT
Digital industry leaders from RSA, Microsoft, AT&T and others will answer questions about information security issues during a Twitter Chat. Participants can follow along on Twitter at @STOPTHNKCONNECT and use the hashtag #ChatSTC. For more information, visit: http://stopthinkconnect.org/get-involved/twitter-chats/. To RSVP for the chats, visit: http://tweetvite.com/event/ChatSTC
To view all NCSA activities at RSA, visit: http://www.staysafeonline.org/about-us/events/
Other RSA Conference information is available at: http://www.rsaconference.com/events/index.htm
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance