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  • RSAC 2015 Links Roundup, Day 2

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 21, 2015

    RSA Conference officially kicked off Tuesday with a performance by actress Jane Lynch and a doo-wop group, followed by the opening keynote speech by RSA Security's president, Amit Yoran. Check out some of the links from various media outlets covering the show, including today's keynotes and sessions. Rafal Los Talks Three Questions You Should Ask Security Vendors CSO Online's Day 2 Take on RSAC:…

  • RSA's Amit Yoran: Security is Stumbling Around in the Dark

    by Tony Kontzer on April 21, 2015

    Amit Yoran clearly knows a good metaphor when he sees one. Or in this case, doesn’t see one. Yoran, who was named RSA's president last fall, took the stage at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Tuesday to deliver his first opening keynote. In the dark. And he let the audience of thousands sit there, in the pitch black, for an excruciatingly long moment before offering the first glimpses of what…

  • RSA Conference 2015 Daily Recap: Tuesday

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 21, 2015

    The RSA Conference in San Francisco officially opened Tuesday with everyone sitting in the dark. Literally. Amit Yoran, the new president of RSA Security began his opening keynote while standing on a dark stage. "My stumbling around in the dark is a pretty good metaphor for anyone who's trying to protect networks today," Yoran said, describing how the industry has failed to deliver on its…

  • How to Go From Techie to CISO

    by Tony Kontzer on April 21, 2015

    It hit me like a load of bricks Monday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco: CISOs are following in the footsteps of their CIO brethren. CIOs translated technology's rise in strategic importance to raise their profile within the enterprise. Similarly, CISOs are now taking advantage of the increased scrutiny on the organization's security to raise their profile in the business and gain entry…

  • Homeland Security Chief Talks Cybersecurity Mission at RSAC 2015

    by Tony Kontzer on April 21, 2015

    Jeh Johnson knows all too well how important security is. As the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Johnson not only is responsible for protecting the nation from terrorists, he's also accompanied by a secret service detail everywhere he goes. There was a time when that kind of physical security was enough, but the world has changed. During a keynote at the RSA Conference in…

  • Breaking the Glass Firewall: Women in IT Security Panel

    by Tony Kontzer on April 20, 2015

    Despite notable progress in the acceptance and treatment of female IT security employees, the industry continues to struggle in establishing itself as a career track for women. During a panel discussion at the RSA Conference Monday, a few of the world's best-known female security executives made it clear that the challenges of yesteryear are dropping away, but that the industry still must do a…

  • RSA Conference 2015 Daily Recap: Monday

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 20, 2015

    RSA Conference may not have officially started yet—the opening keynote is actually on Tuesday morning—but there were still plenty of great sessions and events on the agenda Monday. The Cloud Security Alliance held its CSA Summit, focusing on enterprise cloud adoption and security lessons learned. Trusted Computing Group had its panel discussion combining mobile computing, Internet of Things, and…

  • RSAC 2015 Links Roundup: What to Watch

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on April 20, 2015

    RSA Conference is huge. There is no other way to describe it. The problem with the size is that it’s impossible to catch everything at the show. The thing is, there is no reason why you should. Focus on areas you are interested in, and think about what kind of information you want to learn about. We pulled together curated lists from around the industry highlighting specific sessions that…

  • RSA Conference Preview: Meet Your Guide

    by Tony Kontzer on April 20, 2015

    Hello, RSA Conference attendees. We probably haven't met before; my name is Tony, and I'll be one of your guides throughout this week. I am one of the contributors to the RSAC editorial team, and this year, we are going to take a different approach on how we cover the conference on the blog. This is a change for me, as in the past, I attended as a member of the technology media. As a journalist, …

  • Waratek Named the Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015

    by Tony Kontzer on April 20, 2015

    Note to future security entrepreneurs: Solving big enterprise problems is a good strategy. In a field full of innovative technology solutions, Waratek, an Irish startup that aims to make enterprise applications more secure, took the top prize in the RSA Conference's 10 th annual Innovation Sandbox contest. And it did so with a simple but compelling value proposition. "Enterprise applications are…

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