Do good with your data at RSA, with Tinfoil Security!

We’re at RSA this year for another episode of “Do Good With Your Data.” There’s one more day left in the conference, and dropping by our booth comes with a little extra for every badge we scan.


Last year, we took the opportunity to use your data to do good. For each badge we scanned, Tinfoil Security donated a meal to those in need, right here in San Francisco. We provided meals to the hungry for more than 3 months!


This year, our community partner is Humane Society Silicon Valley! With each unique badge scanned at RSA, Tinfoil Security will make a donation to our furry friends in need. HSSV has been serving our local community for over 80 years, and was recently celebrated as the first model shelter in the nation. Tinfoilers love this particular location, volunteering their time and fostering an array of animals. We’ve had kittens and dogs that are small, sick, three-legged, and even blind!


To help us with our mission this year, we have advocates, Grace and Hopper, from HSSV. Both are young adult cats looking for their forever homes. Come by for a kitty break and learn more about them, HSSV, and Tinfoil!


More about our mission:


At least once during this year’s conference, you’re likely to scan your badge for free swag - a pen, a beer, a t-shirt, or the chance to win a prize. Every year, we are astonished at how much companies had invested in items that would hopefully attract your attention so they could partake in a swag exchange to get hold of your data. Many items you might collect are fun and useful - we love the nerdy things! However, our goal is to encourage you to think about how much data you share when your badge is scanned, and what you are willing to give up for it. We want you to ask yourself: “What is my data worth?”

Don’t want your badge scanned at all? Come to our booth (#3216 South Expo) and we will show you a hack to protect your data! We will also be giving away free pens, stickers, and tattoos - no badge scan required!


In case this is your first time hearing about us:


Tinfoil Security provides security tools for developers and DevOps teams. We integrate into your current development workflow, empowering developers to find and fix vulnerabilities as a part of their normal development process. Our goal is to increase bandwidth for your security teams while training developers to code more securely and treat vulnerabilities as normal bugs. Whether you’re building web applications or APIs powering mobile backend servers, IoT devices, and web services, we have a dynamic vulnerability scanner that’s right for you and your team.


More about our 2019 Community partner: Human Society Silicon Valley


Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 80 years. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping services, pet care services, and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.


You can make a donation directly at: http://hssv.org


Don’t forget to visit Tinfoil Security at our RSA Booth # 3216 (South Expo).


Ainsley Braun

Ainsley Braun is the co-founder and CEO of Tinfoil Security. She's consistently looking for interesting, innovative ways to improve the way security is currently implemented. She spends a lot of her time thinking about the usability and pain points of security, and loves talking with Tinfoil's users. She also loves rowing, flying kites, and paragliding.