The RSA conference begins today, and the customary preliminaries have begun: registration, of course, and also the first rounds of off-site meetings hosted by companies and associations.
The major event today at the Moscone Center, of course, will be annual Innovation Sandbox. Ten finalists will compete for this year's honors, with final pitches and voting taking place early this afternoon. The companies who will compete for top honors include: Alcavio (deception technology), Awake (security investigation platform that scales high-level expertise), BigID (advanced personal data discovery), BlueVector (machine learning and speculative code execution engines), cyberGRX (third-party cyber risk management), Fortanix (self-defending key management service), Hysolate (user freedom within air-gap security), ReFirm Labs (enterprise IoT firmware verification and validation), ShieldX (multi-cloud security platform), and StackRox (security for containerized and cloud-native applications).
The conference will see the usual presence of governments and their national vendors seeking to penetrate new markets. The Australian cybersecurity sector is a particularly notable presence.
We'll have continuing coverage of the RSA Conference throughout the week. If you'll be at San Francisco's Moscone Center this week, stop by and say hello to the CyberWire team. We'll be at the Akamai booth, #3625 in the North Hall. We hope to see you there (and we thank Akamai for their hospitality).