RSA Conference 2017: Neil deGrasse Tyson Deems Snowden 'Most Patriotic', Other Event Highlights Detailed
Feb 17, 2017 08:49 AM EST
The RSA conference 2017 covered a wide array of topics ranging from tech, science and celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson praising Edward Snowden. This years annual cybersecurity event brought a lot of intriguing topics to the table.
Of course, there's the looming issue regarding the government's need to take the public's privacy away to prevent any cybersecurity threat. However, deGrasse Tyson opted to avoid this sensitive issue and instead, he opted for a more scientific and theoretical approach.
According to CNet, deGrasse Tyson discussed about the various encryption methods that extra terrestrial beings might be capable of doing. The celebrity scientist explained that aliens might be capable of scrambling their conversations it "indistinguishable" in space.
If that's the case, then that might explain why we haven't heard any form of intelligible conversations in outer space yet. In this RSA conference 2017, deGrasse Tyson wouldn't want to forget to mention one of the most significant names in cybersecurity, which is none other than Edward Snowden.
Tyson expressed his admiration for the former CIA employee saying that Snowden is "the most patriotic person" he has ever met. This brings deGrasse Tyson to the topic of science, wherein he reminds people to not take it for granted. With that said, deGrasse Tyson hopes to see the "culture of science" in every part of the world, real soon.
Other RSA conference 2017 highlights include some good cybersecurity tips from major security tech companies. According to PCWorld, Director's VP's and CTO's of some of the most prominent security companies give consumers their advice when it comes to cybersecurity.
Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal advises companies to not "completely trust" the technology. Wysopal urged consumers to not put data onto social media sites such as Facebook, unless they really intend to share it to the world.
While Dell SecureWorks director Joe Stewart urged people to implement a two-factor authentication system, such as confirming passwords via phone, via fingerprint etc... Stewart explained that doing this "would stop most of these fraudsters cold" making hackers give up, most often than not.