Hello, San Francisco! Survival Tips for Attending RSAC 2017


Duo’s Senior Security Researcher Mark Loveless wrote up some survival tips for attending RSAC this year.

A few include:

  • Tech - Eliminate any unnecessary devices. Then patch everything and back it up. Get a personal firewall for your laptop and disable Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Dress comfortably - wear comfortable, walkable shoes. Don’t wear a suit if you don’t have to. Bring water/snacks.
  • Avoid free Wi-Fi anywhere at or near the conference, like hotels/coffee shops
  • Skip Tues/Fri keynotes, they’re usually crowded. The closing keynote is typically a celebrity that has zero relation to our industry

Check out Mark’s blog for even more RSA-specific security and survival tips!