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Come Chat with CIS at RSA 2019

RSA is a renowned cybersecurity conference where industry professionals gather each year. They discuss hot topics, network, and learn from industry subject matter experts (SMEs). This year, the theme of RSA is Better.

We come here to experience better solutions, brainstorm better ideas, and remind ourselves that a better, safer world is ahead when we have the drive, the strength and the vision to work together to create it. Source

Several CIS® team members will head out to San Francisco from March 4 – March 8 to join the fun. They’ll network with other industry experts, speak with our members, and come back to CIS ready to implement better cybersecurity solutions for all.

Contact us to Meet at RSA

Join us at RSA! Here’s where you can find CIS during the event:

RSA Panel on Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure


Focus: Critical Infrastructure

Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure

Join Phyllis Lee, Senior Director of CIS Controls, Monday night for a discussion on securing our nation's critical infrastructure. She'll be on a panel with other distinguished cybersecurity and national security professionals, where they'll discuss the dynamic threat environment facing critical infrastructure today.

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
WHERE: W Hotel, San Francisco | 181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Escape from RSA Social

rsa2019eventbriteinvite42Focus: Security in the Cloud; CIS Hardened Images

Join us for this private event with our friends at AWS. After a long day at RSA, take a quick walk down the street to unwind, network, and talk cloud security. Chat with cloud security partners from Anitian, Trend Micro, and Barracuda. Register

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
WHERE: Jamber Wine Pub | 858 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


Relax. Eat. Mingle.


Focus: CIS CyberMarket

Valimail is a CIS CyberMarket vendor, offering Valimail Enforce. It is a solution for DMARC compliance and enforcement. Join folks from Vailmail and some of the CIS team for cocktails, relax, and enjoy an assortment of appetizers. Register

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Salt House | 545 Mission Street

Author! Author! Happy Hour

halock-rsaFocus: CIS RAM

CIS team members will be hanging with our friend Chris Cronin from HALOCK. Chris played a key role in the creation of CIS RAM, our risk assessment method. If you attend you’ll also have a chance to chat with Todd Fitzgerald, author of CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneer. Tony Sager, CIS VP and Chief Evangelist wrote a call-out box for the book! Register

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
WHERE: InterContinental San Francisco, The Living Room 888 Howard Street, SF, California 94103

ATO on AWS Workshop

ATO on AWSGregory Carpenter - Product Owner, Cloud and Steve Gold - VP of Cybersecurity Solutions

Focus: CIS Hardened Images

Learn how AWS Security Automation and Orchestration (SAO) partners collaborated, configured, and deployed a FedRAMP compliant environment for Smartsheet in AWS GovCloud.

WHEN: March 7, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
WHERE: AWS SFO Offices | 475 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

RSA Panel on Cyber Defense

curtis-dukesCurtis Dukes - Executive VP & GM Security Best Practices

Focus: Cyber Risk

Behind the Headlines: A Public-Private Discourse on Cyber-Defense

WHEN: Friday, March 8 | 09:50 AM - 10:40 AM PST

“This session will present unpublished government insights and offer ways to translate these data points into successful strategies for organizations to address cyber-risk more effectively.”

Curtis W. Dukes joined CIS as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Best Practices and Automation Group in January 2017. The CIS Benchmarks™ and CIS Controls™ program provides vendor-agnostic, consensus-based best practices to help organizations assess and improve their security. Prior to CIS, Curtis served as the Deputy National Manager (DNM) for National Security Systems (NSS). On behalf of the Director of NSA, the DNM is charged with securing systems that handle classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities.

Find us with our Vendor Members

With a CIS SecureSuite® Membership, product vendors are given the right to incorporate CIS resources into their offerings and demonstrate their products’ conformance to CIS Benchmarks™. We are proud to support Product Vendor Members. We often stop by their booths to speak and will update this space with a schedule when it becomes available.

Join the team at RSA

Whether you’re looking for help with prioritized best practices or want to dig into the nitty-gritty of configuration management, we’ve got you covered at RSA! This year, we’ll be focusing on ways to help organizations of all sizes implement better security through resources like the CIS Controls, CIS Benchmarks, CIS SecureSuite Membership, and the CIS Hardened Images. Come talk to one of our CIS team members and let us know how we can help you create confidence in the connected world.