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The keynote sessions at the RSA Conference are always compelling. This year’s presentations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have been some of the best I’ve seen, with a strong focus on government surveillance programs and what they mean for the IT industry.

In his keynote speech, Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President, Scott Charney, discussed “Conundrums in Cyberspace”, along with his take on the sometimes conflicting roles of government as it relates to the internet.

Scott also discussed Microsoft’s trust principles: security, privacy and transparency, and made the case that governments worldwide should develop norms to balance their multiple objectives in cyberspace with the security and privacy needs of citizens.

Our video summary (below) of the day’s events includes excerpts from Scott’s speech, along with some commentary from attendees who watched it.

Separately, in the RSA exhibit hall, our colleagues from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) made news with the public release of the EMET 5.0 Technical Preview. EMET, or the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, is a free tool that provides increased protection from new and undiscovered security threats before they are formally addressed through security updates and antimalware software.

You can find more details in this blog post from MSRC Senior Director Chris Betz.

I hope you enjoy today’s video highlights and I’ll be back again soon with more updates from the conference.