This very much was a conference put together at the last moment. Speakers for the annual RSA security fest when it became obvious that RSA were in cahoots with the NSA to weaken security for encryption rather than strengthen it. Well lets face it, who could turn a $10 million gift horse down?

The RSA held their regular conference, and some 25,000 people attended. I would view that as a huge success. Vendors are reported to have spent $100,000 for a 20 foot by 20 foot booth!  Clearly the RSA walked away with more profit to add to the $10 mil from the NSA.

Some speakers scheduled for the RSA shindig took the high road and opted out. Thus a rather ad hoc and last moment alternative conference came into existence Trustycon. It did not feature glitz, but it did feature depth. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure and Princetowns Ed Felton are not people to be ignored.

Alas I could not be in San Fran for the event. But luckily Google and Youtube supplied a live feed .Yup at 7 hours long it may be a little long for most folks to want to tackle, but it was well worth the time.

It would be a huge disservice to say anything negative about any of the speakers, but to me the key ones were  Mikko Hypponen and Ed Felton.

Trustycon was well worth being glued to my computer for 7 hours. If you missed it, here is the YouTube:

Simon Barrett

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