5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2

Sara Peters, Editor in Chief | 2/28/2013 | 20 comments

Sara Peters
At the RSA security conference in San Francisco, we heard a lot about data breach notification law, the future of the security professional, the peculiarities of Internet culture, and various visions of what the Internet of Things might look like.

Yesterday, we gave you a live feed of the keynote sessions and a great session about data breach notification law updates. Here's a sampling of our favorite moments from yesterday's proceedings.

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Henrisha   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   3/3/2013 12:49:32 PM
Re: interesting moments in security
Obesity is an epidemic all over the world, the way I see it. I'm all for an appliance that encourages people to keep what they eat in check and manage their weight--even lose a few pounds or so--in the process. It would be interesting to see where they go from here.
Pedro Gonzales   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   3/1/2013 1:21:11 PM
interesting moments in security
I like the refrigerator idea. I think this will help a lot of people manage their weight, as we all know, obesity is an epidemic in the United States.  People will be able to manage their weight better because they can find out the exact calories and serving they have at their fridge, people can learn new habits by not letting food go to waste.  I also like the know job titles, data scientist, I'm very impress by the title than the job that I will be doing. 
CurtisFranklin   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 11:40:55 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Sara, the University of Florida's agricultural college is here in Gainesville so we get to hear about and see a lot of technology designed to be used in the field. There's a lot of exciting development happening -- I'm looking forward to covering more of it in the coming months!
CurtisFranklin   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 11:37:35 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Dave, I think that would be the ultimate goal: The checkout scanners talk to your fridge and pantry so your house knows to expect the food you purchased.

Of course, it's only a short hop from that to, "What happened to the other bag of cookies you purchased, Curt. They seem to be missing." Followed by a tattle-tale call to my internist.

On second thought, maybe we should just forget this whole "Internet of things" idea...
David Wagner   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:36:19 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Curt- Maybe. It would have to be a better scanner than the average self-checkout for me to like it though.

Oh, heck, maybe the self-checkout scanner can talk to my refrigerator. I might as well have a reason not to hate it.
Sara Peters   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:33:48 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Dave  Me too! "Cyber Warrior" just sounds cool. Inaccurate for me. But cool.
Sara Peters   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:29:40 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Curt  I'm delighted that you've found such tech-savvy growers. And honestly, I think they're a fascinating test case. So many wonderful uses for mobile technology and data analytics. Especially if you're doing agricultural research, so you can more easily compile data about how different fertilizers and different soil impact growth, or how fast a disease like smut is proliferating through your corn field, or how effective your integrated pest management program is at eliminating pest insects.
CurtisFranklin   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:25:54 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Dave, it's all about the bar codes. A scanner built into the door, a link to the database of codes, and everything is scanned when it goes in (and comes out). Easy-peasy.

Now, the pantry requires some hacking, but that's only so hard...
CurtisFranklin   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:24:56 PM
Re: Agriculture Changes
@Dave, my first experience with this came in a discussion I had with the guy who delivered recycled concrete for our driveway. His company? Him, his dog (a bulldog named "Tank"), a dumptruck and a front-end loader. He was worried about securing the remote access to his Windows Server 2007-based server. We had a nice chat about process, and I learned more than he did, I think.
CurtisFranklin   5 Favorite Moments of RSA 2013, Day 2   2/28/2013 6:22:40 PM
Re: One from column A, two from column B...
@Dave, I'd happily try cucumber in wikipedia sauce.

Sea cucumber, on the other hand, is something for which no imaginable sauce exists that is sufficient to make it edible. In my humble opinion, of course. But an opinion based on experience.

Of course, it may just be that I don't like Canadian Sea Cucumber. If someone wants to sing the praises of someone else's sea cucumber, I'm all ears...
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