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RSA Conference Closing Keynote to Feature Award-winning Journalist Katie Couric, Cybersecurity Expert Chris Krebs, and Civil Rights Leader Rashad Robinson

December 15, 2021 GMT
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BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announces that its closing keynote will feature a dialogue on the urgent mis- and disinformation crisis. Program Committee Chairman Hugh Thompson will be joined by the co-chairs of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder:

  • Katie Couric, Journalist and Founder of Katie Couric Media
  • Chris Krebs, Founding Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Senior Newmark Fellow in Cybersecurity Policy at Aspen Digital, and Co-Founder of Krebs Stamos Group
  • Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change

“Information disorder is propagated across every demographic, and it puts our entire society in danger,” said award-winning journalist Katie Couric. “Leaders from every arena—political, corporate and grassroots organizations—need to band together using everything in their toolkit to address this enormous challenge. Only then will we be able to return to some semblance of fact based dialogue and the principles that are the foundation of our Democracy.”

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The panel will explore the impacts of information disorder and provide insights from a set of recommendations the Commission made in November for how government, the private sector, and civil society can increase transparency, build trust, and reduce harms.

Composed of experts from a diverse set of backgrounds, qualifications, and experiences, Aspen’s Commission includes Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex; Will Hurd, Former Congressman of Texas; and Kathryn Murdoch, Co-founder and President of Quadrivium Foundation. The group’s final report, authored by the co-chairs and supported by contributions from the other commissioners, offers a framework for creating a better information environment, calling decision-makers to action.

The keynote panel, The Hugh Thompson Show: Exploring Information Disorder, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:15 PM – 4:15PM PT.

New speakers and content details will continue to be added to the schedule. For more information about the current keynote lineup for RSA Conference 2022, please visit: https://www.rsaconference.com/usa/keynote-speakers

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The health and safety of attendees is RSA Conference 2022′s top priority. In accordance with the guidelines provided by the Moscone Center and the City of San Francisco, all attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the Moscone Center, and masks are always required while inside the building. Please view the Health & Safety Hub for regular updates.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference is the premier series of global events and year-round learning for the cybersecurity community. RSAC is where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and have access to the experts, unbiased content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies advance their cybersecurity posture and build stronger and smarter teams. Both in-person and online, RSAC brings the cybersecurity industry together and empowers the collective “we” to stand against cyberthreats around the world. RSAC 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 leaders in cybersecurity today. For the most up-to-date news pertaining to the cybersecurity industry visit www.rsaconference.com. Where the world talks security.

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