• New Additions to the RSAC Advisory Board

    by Sandra Toms on November 13, 2018

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    It’s with great pleasure that we announce nine new additions to the RSA Conference Advisory Board today! I am overjoyed to welcome these seasoned and savvy cybersecurity industry folks into the fold as valued members of our Board while we head towards another exciting chapter in RSA Conference’s storied history. This is an exciting part of our new diversity and inclusion (D&I) rollout, which was also announced today. Read more about it here. The Advisory Board takes a defining role under the…

  • What’s on Our Minds for 2019? Key Themes for the Hackers and Threats track

    by Greg Day on November 13, 2018

    Like many of my peers, at the end of each year, I get asked to give my perspective as to what may happen in the coming year. Ironically, I’ve just completed a far more valuable task: the RSA Conference 2019 committee speaker selection, for which I’m very honoured to be a part. The process of vetting nearly 400 submissions delivers valuable insight into what industry luminaries believe will impact…

  • Diversity and Inclusion Principles for RSAC 2019

    by Sandra Toms on November 13, 2018

    I am pleased to announce today that we have unveiled our new diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiative which includes a host of new efforts around four guiding principles focused on making certain today and tomorrow’s RSA Conference experience is one where all are included in the conversation. RSA Conference is, and has always been, about bringing all people in the cybersecurity industry together and…

  • Unveiling Top 10 RSA Conference 2019 Speaking Submission Trends, Part 2

    by Britta Glade on November 9, 2018

    Part one of this blog mini-series looked at the first five trends. Now we take a look at trends six through ten. 6. Communication This is another topic that’s been explored in past submissions but seemed to hit a crescendo this year: organizations, and individuals/departments within organizations, “talking past” each other. The terms “bi-lingual” and “lost in translation” were used in more…

  • Unveiling Top 10 RSA Conference 2019 Speaking Submission Trends, Part 1

    by Britta Glade on November 7, 2018

    Using the almost 2,200 submissions as a proxy for the state of the industry, the cybersecurity community appears to be vibrant and ready to engage in detail we don’t recall seeing before, with enterprise users in particular willing to share more depth and specifics. In a word, to quote our theme, we appear to be better than we’ve ever been in terms of interest in sharing, engaging, and really…

  • Cybersecurity Talent: Will Your Company Ride the Wave, or Drown in the Tsunami?

    by Karen Worstell on November 1, 2018

    The state of cybersecurity worldwide is in grave peril. We are facing a massive deficit of talent, and it’s about to get much worse. An estimated 3.5 million jobs won’t have a qualified person to fill them by 2020. It goes without saying that a cyber talent gap translates to an ever-growing security gap between the rapid pace of technology change and security innovation. Without premium security…

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Security without Obscurity: A Guide to Cryptographic Architectures"

    by Ben Rothke on October 31, 2018

    It’s been a little over four years since author J.J. Stapleton wrote the second in his Security without Obscurity series in A Guide to Confidentiality, Authentication and Integrity (Auerbach Publications 978-1466592148). In the just released third volume of the series, Security without Obscurity: A Guide to Cryptographic Architectures(Auerbach Publications 978-0815396413), Stapleton has again…

  • Innovation Doesn’t Do Well in a Vacuum

    by Sandra Toms on October 30, 2018

    If you’ve attended any one of the past five or so RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contests, you probably noticed more and more companies outside of Silicon Valley taking the stage. Entrepreneurs from all over the country – New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago – and around the world – Belgium, Australia, France, Ireland and Israel – have submitted and pitched their products to our panel of judges, …

  • You’re Not Imagining It: Civilization is Flickering, Part 2

    by Michael Assante on October 24, 2018

    Did you miss Part 1? Click here: Keeping to the Middle Ground At the end of the day, I possess a healthy skepticism when anyone tells me they are 100% sure one-way or the other, that the grid could go down and stay down any minute … or that we’ve got it under control and even the most capable cyber…

  • You’re Not Imagining It: Civilization is Flickering, Part 1

    by Michael Assante on October 22, 2018

    Competing, contradictory voices vie for our attention and trust. On one hand certain reputable experts tell us the sky is about to fall, the curtain is about to close on Western Civilization, and we’d better stockpile water, food and fuel in caves a la Dr. Strangelove. The other more sanguine side says while there is ample cause for concern, the government and the large companies that shape our…

  • Stop Talking and Start Helping: Challenge Diversity and Certifications and Engage

    by Magda Chelly on October 18, 2018

    Ask any person on the street what cloud means, and you are likely to get as many strange and funny responses, as wrong and false ones. Rarely the answer would be specifically related to a technically simple definition. It is a similar scenario when it comes to security, or cyber security. If we ask security professionals, their definitions might vary as well, yet all agree that the cyber security…

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