Speaking to many of the companies that joined our delegation, including BeCrypt, SecureEnvoy and Nettitude, it became clear that the conference so far has been more than the traditional business to business engagement; RSA has in fact mainly provided value in connecting the companies with end user communities.
It has also been great to see first-hand the reputation that many of our companies have in the US despite their size. The UK has a cyber security sector that is recognised worldwide and the feedback from attendees at our booth suggests this something we should boast about more.
Out in the conference hall, keynote speeches were well attended with sessions on cyber attacks in the financial sector, data security in the cloud and a review on how companies can apply strong crypto-management practices to simplify their encryption strategies.
In the evening, Intercede hosted a Cyber Growth Partnership reception for representatives from the UK delegation, along with White House officials and senior cyber security practitioners from industry. Within the delightful surroundings of the Parc 55 Hilton Hotel, attendees reception heard keynote speeches from the British Consulate General, the newly appointed global cyber ambassador for the UK and President Obama’s cyber security advisor, Michael Daniel, who remarked upon the importance of UK-US cyber security collaboration.
Companies that have joined the UK delegation to RSA include; BeCrypt, CREST, Digital Shadows, InfoAssure, Nettitude, Intercede, Surevine, SecureEnvoy and L3 TRL