MERC Attends RSA Conference USA 2017

San Francisco, California (13-17 February 2017) The 26th annual RSA Conference USA, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

With over 43,000 attendees, the conference set a record as the largest RSA Conference to date. It featured 15 keynote presentations, more than 700 speakers across over 500 sessions, and more than 550 vendor companies represented at the expo. This year’s theme, “Power of Opportunity,” highlighted the importance of information sharing and a united front against the full spectrum of cyber invaders.

MERC representatives attended sessions ranging from tactics, techniques and procedures of threat organizations to reverse engineering of malware to threat modeling and security requirements analysis.

MERC also participated in sessions focused on securing legacy applications, embedded systems, and industrial components of critical infrastructure. This was MERC’s second consecutive year participating in the RSA Conference opportunity.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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