San Fransisco, Feb 11-17, 2016
RSAC Digest is the annual journal covering proceedings from RSA Conference conducting information security events that connect you to industry leaders and highly relevant information. Brought to you by Nikhil Bhalla.
The RSA Conference is a series of IT security conferences where 45,000 people attend one of the conferences each year. Founded in 1991 as a small cryptography conference, it takes place in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates each year, and hosts educational, professional networking, and awards programs.
The conference’s focus expanded from cryptography into a broader IT security conference with larger attendance in 2005, when Microsoft CEO Bill Gates did the keynote presentation. According to Bidzos, the purpose of the conference became “for all kinds of things: drive standards, organize some opposition to government policies, promote the RSA name, [and] give all of our customers an opportunity”. By 2008 the conference had 17,000 attendees, 375 participating IT security vendors with 18 tracks and 230 sessions.
Nikhil Bhalla is a cryptology enthusiast with focus on the historical aspects of the field. He completed his Masters in Computer Applications from University of Pune in 2011. He has worked with a leading software development company and with a leading digital marketing agency.
During his masters’ internship with Dr. D.Y. Patil Science Senior College, Pimpri in 2011, he developed an Anglo-German standalone e-learning program for implementing classical codes and ciphers. During his internship, he presented the poster ClassicCryptJ – E-Learning Platform for Non-Digital Secret Writing at the ‘National Conference on Current Trends in Computer Science & IT’, 2011.
Since early 2013, Nikhil has been contributing to the documentation of the ‘CrypTool’ open-source cryptography e-learning project and has given his testimonial to the project’s web site at cryptool.org on invitation from the project’s chief coordinator. He has maintained a collection of above 3000 information security and cryptography books including rare works.
He has been a member of the American Cryptogram Association (2012-13).