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RSA Innovation Sandbox Opens a Portal into Cybersecurity's Future

May 14, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Security's annual conference, staged recently at Moscone Center in San Francisco, is the largest of its kind in the world. The Innovation Sandbox it hosts each year is the closest thing to a "Shark Tank"-style reality TV show for cybersecurity startups, and it is always a popular subset of the main event. The Sandbox provides a barometer for trendy security approaches. Attendees watch 10 entrepreneurs pitching their wares on a 3-minute clock before a large audience and panel of tough judges, and it is entertaining. More importantly, Innovation Sandbox allows conference attendees a peek at incubating technology that may impact the careers of many future security professionals. Paul Shomo, Senior Technical Manager of Third-Party Technologies at OpenText, was one of the professional observers at this year's event. Shomo has spent more than 15 years as a software engineer with experience working in security and forensics, networking and storage; he al...