RSA® Conference 2017 Debuts RSAC AdvancedU Education Program

World’s Largest Information Security Event Continues Focus on
Education, Connecting Aspiring InfoSec Professionals with Industry

(RSAC), the world’s leading information security
conferences and expositions, today announces the debut of RSAC
– a new series of programs to educate and encourage more
people to pursue a career in cybersecurity and also invigorate veterans
with decades of experience – at RSA Conference 2017, February 13-17, in
San Francisco.

“This is such a pivotal time in the industry in which we are in need of
cybersecurity professionals to come in with new and fresh ideas to
address the changing threat landscape,” says Sandra Toms, vice president
and curator for RSA Conference. “Through RSAC AdvancedU, we bring
together rising talent with some of the brightest industry minds. By
expanding our educational scope to offer students more real-world
insight, we hope to encourage young people to pursue a career in

RSAC AdvancedU will be composed of the following elements:

CyberSafety Initiative

The RSAC CyberSafety Program at RSA Conference 2017 will include three

  • RSAC CyberSafety Village Exhibit
    The RSAC CyberSafety
    Village (CSV) showcases services agencies and non-profit organizations
    that provide education and guidance to parents seeking to learn how to
    teach their children to be safe and responsible online. Some of these
    partnering organizations provide connections and opportunities for
    InfoSec professionals who would like to volunteer in their own local
    communities to spread education about cybersafety for kids.
  • CyberSmart: Parents Education
    This seminar provides an
    overview to parents and caregivers on how to best support and secure
    their child’s online activities. This year’s session “The Always-On
    Generation and the Evolving Digital Landscape”
    will provide
    an overview of how to support and secure a child’s online activities.
    Attendees will hear about the latest brain research on sleep and
    addiction, learn how to recognize and address cyberbullying, and find
    out what youth and teens are saying about the rewards and challenges
    they experience in a networked world.
  • CyberSafety Presentation Stage
    Located within the
    CyberSafety Village, the Presentation Stage will host the Workshop as
    well as a daily schedule of industry influencers with expertise in the
    specifics of cybersecurity and parent education.

Security Scholar

In its second year, RSAC Security Scholar has grown to 60 students from
more than twenty leading universities. Participating scholars engage and
discuss with industry luminaries to share knowledge, gain experience and
forge connections. The RSA Conference community can meet the selected
scholars at Wednesday’s Open Poster session. To take full advantage of
the RSA Conference experience, students are also given access to the
400+ sessions and expo halls.

New universities participating in 2017 include:

  • Columbia University, Center for Cybersecurity
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rice University
  • United States Military Academy West Point
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering

College Day

All current university students are invited to attend RSA Conference for
free on RSAC College Day, Thursday, February 16. Opening with a
continental breakfast, students will hear from industry experts
discussing the career paths in different information security sectors.
Attending students will then have access to more than 500 exhibitors and
startups, as well as 50+ sessions featuring experts in legal, technical
advancement, policy, hackers and threat research. The day completes with
RSAC College Day Open House, a reception for students to meet with 10
companies to find out more about those organizations including job
openings, culture and more..


Formerly known as Members Circle, our loyalty program is more than just
a name. Loyalty Plus is a unique group of veterans hungry to continue
their information security education and are invaluable resources to
those just beginning their information security journey. Loyalty Plus
members are those that have attended 5 or more RSA Conferences. RSA
Conference 2017 attendees who qualify for the LoyaltyPlus Program will
receive a number of exciting new benefits once onsite.


Association Credits partners with leading information security education
and training associations, like SANS, ISC2 and ISACA to give attendees
the opportunity to receive Continuing Professional Education credits to
maintain critical certifications.

More information regarding RSA Conference 2017, taking place at the
Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 13-17 can be found at

About RSA Conference

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ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do
their best. It is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies
and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals
discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the
most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and
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