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RSA Conference 2016: A chat with Raj Samani of Intel Security

Wed 2 Mar 2016

FB_IMG_1456768008801.jpgOur security editor Richard Morrell continues his coverage of RSA Conference 2016. Today he’s impressed with the Brit showing at San Francisco, and gets a chance to chat with the VP and CTO at Intel Security…

To call this day #2 of RSA Conference 2016 is a bit of a misnomer, since yesterday’s one-day conferences were really an overture. This morning queues for keynotes were snaking around the lobbies from 6.30am, with RSA president Amit Yoran opening to a packed house and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the show (you can catch up on highlights of the Tuesday keynote speeches at the RSA Conference YouTube Channel).

The British contingent at RSA is modest yet impressive this year. Ushered into RSA under the auspices of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), an array of small British startups are prominently featured alongside more established UK players, and it’s very clear that Blighty is looking to be perceived as a significant force in the war on cybercrime.

Jamie Graves, founder of Edinburgh-based startup Zonefox

Jamie Graves, founder of Edinburgh-based startup Zonefox

One highlight among the stands was Zonefox, an Edinburgh-based startup out of the Codebase technology incubator in the shadow of Edinburgh castle, who talked me through high and low-level detail on their highly innovative endpoint monitoring and insider threat detection platform. The company was founded by Edinburgh Napier University alumnus Jamie Graves (bearded in photo, right), who received £650,000 funding in November of 2015. This is someone the sector should sit up and listen to, driving forward a company that’s an impressive advertisement for British ingenuity, drive, and our national determination to advance our current position as a major exporter of security services.

The prime highlight of today, however, was the opportunity to sit down with the ever-enigmatic Raj Samani, VP and CTO of Intel Security, and to record a podcast with him. Raj is one of the most sought-after speakers on the circuit, for good reason, having keynoted at Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, with another forthcoming at next week’s CeBIT.

If you’re a vendor or attendee at RSA 2016 and would like to be featured in one of Richard’s podcasts, please make contact with him via [email protected].

Here’s the second of Richard’s podcasts, featuring Raj Samani of Intel Security.



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