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The 2009 edition of the RSA Conference, the biggest and best-known cryptography and information security conference, took place last month in San Francisco. Each year, the conference has a theme based on or relevant to crypto or infosec, and this year’s theme was Edgar Allen Poe (previous themes include the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, the secrets of the Mayans, Mary Queen of Scots and Alan Turing).
The people behind the conference were kind enough to post video of the keynotes, which I found thanks to a pointer from TechNet’s Jeff Jones, author of the Jeff Jones Security Blog. You can click on the links below to watch the videos. Jeff strongly recommends that you do not miss the opening ceremony segment of the “Day 1 Keynotes” video, and I don’t have to tell you that you should catch the closing keynote, featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the popular nerd television series Mythbusters: