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29 February 2012

RSA Conference 2012 - Day 1

The general theme of the conference seems to be "big data", though the definition of big data seems to vary. Some are referring to the general explosion in data, either due to increased production or due to retention practices; some are referring to the explosion in sensor data and te implications in processing while Bruce Schneir in his talk was referring to the Amazon, Google, Apple and others, who are collecting a lot of data, especially personal data, where the data owner is giving up a lot of control.

As is the case with first days, the majority of the day was keynotes from notable luminaries, of which I enjoyed the Cryptographers Panel (comprising of Diffie, Rivest, Shamir amongst others) the most.

In the evening, I attended Symantec's "small and exclusive" party, which was neither small not exclusive, with a line that stretched a block. Nothing special to be honest ...

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