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  • Mobile Security Start Up SODA Wins Innovation Sandbox Contest at RSAC APJ

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 23, 2015

    Singapore-based startup Soda won the most innovative start up crown at the conclusion of the RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 Innovation Sandbox Most Innovative Start Up competition on Tuesday. The competition was a precursor to the actual conference, which officially began Wednesday. Soda provides security infrastructure for mobile communications, offering encryption via a software layer…

  • RSA Conference Opening Day: Expo Floor and Keynotes

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 22, 2015

    RSA Conference officially opens in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 22 with the keynote speech by Amit Yoran, president of RSA Security. However, the Expo floor opens in the morning, and this is the best opportunity you will have this week to explore. Discover new products and solutions from leading vendors in the information security industry, participate in hands-on demos, and attend 20-min…

  • RSA's Amit Yoran Decries Legacy Mindset, Stresses Identity Management, at RSAC APJ 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 22, 2015

    The “old” approach to security never worked, and it was time to abandon that mindset and embrace news ones, Amit Yoran, president of RSA Security, said in his opening keynote for RSA Conference Asia Pacific Japan 2015. “We have sailed off the map” and the current environment is unknown, Yoran said. And the industry can’t keep trying to sail with the old map, the old mindset, in these uncharted…

  • RSA Conference Asia Pacific Japan 2015: Wednesday Recap

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 22, 2015

    Day One of RSA Conference Asia Pacific Japan 2015 began with the opening of the Expo floor. Show attendees walked around the floor, listening to vendor representatives demonstrate their solutions and asking questions about specific tools. The hum of conversation was steady throughout the day. The conference theme this year, change, highlights the evolution of security mindset. Change can be an…

  • Innovation Sandbox Contest Returns to RSA Conference APJ 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 21, 2015

    While the RSA Conference Asia-Pacific and Japan 2015 starts with the keynotes on Wednesday, July 22, there are plenty of events on Tuesday, including the CSA Summit and Innovation Sandbox. Innovation is a popular word, especially in security circles. Everyone thinks their approach to solving a security problem is the right way to fix the problems plaguing the industry. Who doesn’t want to stand out…

  • Security 2.0: Survival in the New Threatscape

    by RSAC Contributor on July 20, 2015

    This is the first in a three-part series on IT security from Forsythe Technology. This post looks at core infrastructure and threat and vulnerability management. Security breaches are inevitable. Organizations needs to shift from aging mindsets and predictable tools to comprehensive prevention, detection and response capabilities in order to neutralize potential damage. In this blog series, …

  • Cloud Security at RSA Conference 2015 APJ

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 20, 2015

    RSA Conference Asia-Pacific kicks of this week in Singapore. Last month, RSA Security’s Zulfikar Ramzan and Jim Reavis, the CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, dug into the big questions surrounding cloud security during a TweetChat. Some of the topics discussed during the chat will also be part of the conversation at RSA Conference in Singapore. There will be a number of sessions at RSA Conference…

  • Don’t Make the Mistake of Being the Low-Hanging Fruit

    by Tony Bradley on July 17, 2015

    Attackers are typically lazy and many attacks are automated. If you’re an easy target, you will inevitably get breached. You’ve probably heard somebody say something to the effect that they don’t worry too much about security because they don’t have any data of value or interest. Maybe you’ve even said that your business. Unfortunately, that isn’t how attacker logic works. The mistake in this…

  • Peers Discuss Risks in the Payments World

    by RSAC Contributor on July 16, 2015

    Mike Vergara, vice-president of consumer risk management at PayPal led 25 security and risk professionals in a discussion about risk in the payments world as part of the Peer-to-Peer discussion at RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco. Below is Vergara's notes from the session. The attendees of Misconceptions of Risk in the Payments World provided a lively discussion and we all came away with new…

  • Automobile Industry Joins ISAC Party

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 15, 2015

    The automobile industry’s new intelligence sharing and analysis center (ISAC) will let automakers exchange threat information to better secure vehicles. The announcement comes amidst growing concerns over vehicular safety. Self-driving cars aren’t the only targets, as all the automation systems and controls in passenger cars are increasingly networked. More than 60 percent of all new vehicles by…

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