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RSA is a long conference. Holy cow…day four was the final stretch of the marathon of security tracks and other talks. Virtualization was of interested to nearly everyone of course. At this point of the show though it was mostly roving bands of shirt hunters. It was almost like a scene from Mutual of Omaha…you could imagine Marlon Perkins perched on the top of his truck with binoculars looking over the terrain as packs of feral IT Ninjas flitted from booth to booth hunting for shirts and other bits of schwag…

Joining the packs were other vendors looking to barter their goods for the goods of other vendors. My favorite was the Whack a Fraudster. Imagine the old whack a mole game with crooks instead of moles. The high score for the day won a hand held video camera. After getting jacked up on Mountain Dew I managed a 39 which held up for most of the day until a 41 came along…must have been Jolt or Red Bull…

Ultimately I think we generated a pretty good list of potential leads for Tripwire. Virtualization Security, Change Audit and Configuration Assessment were demoed quite a bit despite the shirt hunters… Marlon Perkins would have been proud…

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