RSA Conference Establishes Advisory Board
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SAN MATEO, California — December 19, 2005 — RSA ® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition group, today announced it has named Asheem Chandna of Greylock Partners, Benjamin Jun of Cryptography Research and Burt Kaliski of RSA Laboratories to its newly-established Advisory Board. This group of industry experts will play an integral role in extending the influence of RSA Conference by providing insight into trends and breaking news in the information security industry on behalf of the Conference, as well as offering guidance into overall program development.
"We designed the Advisory Board to help us achieve our ongoing goal of driving an impartial, yet informed dialogue on the rapidly evolving information security industry" , said Sandra Toms LaPedis, area vice president and general manager, RSA Conference. "The perspective and counsel of these outstanding individuals will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach through new initiatives such as our RSA Conference Exchange portal and RSA Conference Power Day, our recent one-day events in Chicago and New York."
The RSA Conference Advisory Board members are well-known for their industry contributions:
- Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners
Asheem is a partner with Greylock Partners, a leading venture firm and was previously a senior executive at Check Point Software. He has spent over fifteen years helping to create, grow and lead multiple technology businesses and product lines to market leadership positions. Asheem currently has board roles with several companies including CipherTrust, PortAuthority, Palo Alto Networks, Imperva, Sourcefire and Xsigo Systems.
- Benjamin Jun, Vice President of Technology, Cryptography Research
Benjamin overseas the services and technology groups at Cryptography Research, specializing in the design and evaluation of security systems. Ben is a frequent speaker at RSA Conference annual events. He is well-known as an expert on securing high-threat systems, building tamper-resistant devices, and managing security projects.
- Dr. Burt Kaliski, Vice President of Research, RSA Security and Chief Scientist, RSA Laboratories
Since joining RSA Security in 1989, Burt has worked to transform promising technologies into competitive advantages for the company and its customers. He helped launch RSA Laboratories in 1991 and today continues to lead a group of researchers and standards developers that has produced a wide range of new concepts and technologies. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
"It's been exciting to see RSA Conference grow as an event and an industry resource year after year. The Conference is the forum most used by information security professionals to understand crucial trends such as new threats to data security, identity protection and compliance with new legislation", said Benjamin Jun. "I look forward to serving on the Advisory Board and helping the Conference stay closely tied to significant technology developments in information security."
If you are interested in speaking with an Advisory Board member on current industry trends and breaking news, please contact Kristalle Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The RSA Conference
Now in its 15th year, the RSA Conference brings together decision-makers and influencers from all major markets, including consumer, education, financial, government, computer networking, telecommunications, as well as Wall Street and the media, for the industry's premier information security and cryptography events. RSA Conference 2006 will be held February 13 - 17 in San Jose , California ; April 26 – 27 in Tokyo , Japan ; and October 23 – 26 in Nice , France . For more information, visit www.rsaconference.com.