Blogs

  • Incident Response: Is the House Really on Fire?

    by Christopher Burgess on July 16, 2014

    The comparison of incident response teams to fire departments has been around for many years, with well-funded entities within enterprises likened to professional fire departments in a large city and the less-funded teams within small-medium businesses (SMBs) likened to volunteer fire departments found in smaller communities. The difference between the well-funded and volunteer teams can be…

  • The Challenge of Mobile Forensics

    by John Linkous on July 14, 2014

    At RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Andrew Hoog and the viaForensics, Inc., team presented "Mobile Analysis Kung Fu, Santoku Style." A highly informative presentation, Andrew and a viaForensics engineer, Sebastian Selma, gave a thorough overview of the mobile device security black art of forensics. While the practice of data forensics is difficult enough on a desktop or laptop computer, …

  • Government Security and InfoSec: Perfect Together?

    by Joshua Marpet on July 11, 2014

    Besides the white hat/black hat divide implicit within the world of InfoSec, there is another divide of mindsets—that of the corporate InfoSec individual and the government security individual. Their career paths are similar: They go to school, learn on the job, and hang out at conferences and user-group meetings. They decry the problems that software developers put in their paths and…

  • Risky Business: Changing Models for Information Risk Management

    by John Linkous on July 10, 2014

    For many years, information risk management (IRM) has been an evolving discipline. Never having been quite as advanced as financial or operational risk-modeling capabilities within the enterprise, IRM has often been relegated to a more esoteric, simplistic role in organizations. At this year's RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, however, the evolving—and improving—maturity of IRM in the…

  • Talking Security, Online - Continuing the Conversation

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on July 9, 2014

    Information security professionals tend to be smart, savvy, and quite opinionated. They are the guardians, protecting the network and information. They are warriors, using whatever tools are at hand to fight threats. They have interesting stories, and it is my privilege to tell them. The experts in the field are many, including researchers, developers, administrators, managers, and executives, …

  • RSAC Family Continues to Grow: A Warm Welcome to Fahmida Y. Rashid!

    by Alex Bender on July 8, 2014

    As many within our community know, RSA Conference goes beyond just yearly events in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific and Japan. We strive to keep the conversations that begin at these events going throughout the year with programs like our webcasts, blogs, videos, podcasts and Twitter Chats. And you’re only going to see more of this as we expand our content strategy to engagement events like…

  • When Culture and Security Collide

    by Alex Bender on July 7, 2014

    I talked about Security Protocols before it was cool: What happens when culture and security collide? On March 10, 2014, attendees of the music, film and interactive conference and festival South by Southwest (SXSW) crammed into two overflowing rooms for what many would later claim to be the most talked about event of the show. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden addressed the SXSW audience via…

  • Data-Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards

    by Ben Rothke on July 7, 2014

    There is a not so fine line between data dashboards and other information displays that provide pretty but otherwise useless and unactionable information; and those that provide effective answers to key questions. Data-Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards is all about the later. In this extremely valuable book, authors and noted experts Jay Jacobs and Bob Rudis bring their…

  • Keeping Private Data Private: Tips and Tricks

    by Joshua Marpet on July 4, 2014

    Companies produce data. Some of it is public data, some private data. The classification of data into public and private is important, but right now, the means to keep data private is incredibly important as well. Keeping data private is a process. It starts with examining the use cases for the data. Is this piece of information going to be used every day? Or does it just need to be stored in…

  • Complimentary Visitor Pass Launched for RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan

    by Linda Gray on July 3, 2014

    With just 3 weeks to go until the start of RSA ® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, today we’ve launched a complimentary Visitor Pass which gives registrants access to the Exhibition and Keynotes on Wednesday 23 rd July. Like last year, we’re sure this pass will prove popular, particularly for those people who are stretched for time and can’t spend 2 full days out of the office, or who simply want to…

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