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  • A Look Back at RSA Conference 2016

    by Jennifer Lawinski on March 9, 2016

    We came. We saw. We talked a lot about encryption. If you attended the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, the odds are good you have an opinion on whether Apple should comply with the FBI’s request to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. And if you didn’t come with an opinion of your own, there were plenty to be heard. Keynote speakers from the worlds of technology and government shared their…

  • Beyond Encryption: Experts Discuss Encryption, Privacy at RSAC 2016

    by Tony Kontzer on March 7, 2016

    While it may not be the ideal case to serve as precedent, Apple's battle with the FBI over the notorious iPhone that belonged to a shooter in the San Bernardino, Calif., attacks last year could nonetheless prove to be a seminal moment for the future of information security and privacy. A keynote panel of some of the U.S.'s best-known security and privacy experts told thousands of attendees at the…

  • ‘We Need to Cool the Temperature on Encryption Debate’: U.S. Rep. Michael T. McCaul

    by David Needle on March 4, 2016

    As terrorist threats escalate it’s important to note how much the world has changed since the 9/11 attack in New York, said U.S. Representative Michael T. McCaul in a well-attended speech at the RSA Conference Wednesday. McCaul scored points for setting aside 20 minutes to take questions from the audience of security pros eager to get his thoughts on the encryption debate and privacy. “Attacks are…

  • Up Close and Personal with Actor, Activist Sean Penn at RSAC 2016

    by David Needle on March 4, 2016

    The RSA Conference wrapped up Friday with an onstage keynote interview with two-time Academy Award winning actor and activist Sean Penn. During an on stage conversation with RSA Program Director Hugh Thompson, Penn shared some insights into his acting career, what drives his activism, and his relationship with technology. On that last point, Penn jokingly suggested during the interview that…

  • Struggle to Retain Top Cybersecurity Talent Crosses Borders: A Panel Discussion

    by Tony Kontzer on March 2, 2016

    Security is hard, but it's even harder for government agencies than it is for private sector companies. Government entities generally hold more data, and are targeted more frequently as a result. They have less incentive to take risks and innovate. And they struggle to hold on to their best people. It was with that backdrop that three "Cyber Wisemen" were asked to share their thoughts about the…

  • Government in the Crossfire: The Challenge of Data Privacy

    by Tony Kontzer on March 2, 2016

    If you corporate privacy people think you have it tough, pity your peers in the government sector. A panel of experts told attendees at the RSA Conference Wednesday that the government agencies we should trust most with our data are not only overwhelmed, they're also severely handicapped in their efforts to keep that data safe. And that's a crying shame, given what government could be…

  • How Do Google, Microsoft and Adobe Think About Privacy?

    by Tony Kontzer on March 2, 2016

    You may have noticed that privacy has become sort of a big deal of late. From Apple's battle with the FBI to ongoing work on developing an international privacy regulation, privacy issues have taken center stage, right next to the plethora of security challenges companies face. At the RSA Conference on Tuesday, a panel of privacy executives from Microsoft, Google and Adobe took on the topic, and…

  • RSAC 2016 Keynote Speakers Talk Apple, Encryption and the FBI

    by Tony Kontzer on March 1, 2016

    It's official: The information security community is firmly behind Apple in its battle with the FBI over the fate of the infamous iPhone 5 belonging to one of the shooters in last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. A succession of keynote speakers Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco made their allegiances clear, agreeing with Apple's perspective that developing a…

  • RSAC 2016 Daily Recap: Tuesday

    by Jennifer Lawinski on March 1, 2016

    Tuesday, the RSA Conference kicked off in style here in San Francisco. After a rousing and delightful set of cybersecurity-themed songs from a capella powerhouses Pentatonix, RSA President Amit Yoran took to the stage. In his opening keynote, Yoran told attendees that "you are how you behave," and urged the security community to help develop its talent by nurturing the hunters. "There is no…

  • U.S. Attorney General Speaks Out on Apple Encryption Controversy

    by David Needle on March 1, 2016

    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the controversy surrounding Apple’s refusal to break the encryption on an iPhone that belonged to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. Lynch expressed surprise that since Apple has cooperated with FBI requests in the past—and continues to do so on other matters—that in this specific…

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