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  • Resources for the Community: USA Today’s Homeland Security Edition

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 12, 2017

    December was a blur for many of us as we were closing out end of year activities, buying last minute presents, traveling to visit family and, of course, standing in line to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And although I could spend many blogs discussing the events of Jedha City or Scarif, I’ll stay on topic and fill you in on what you may have missed during all the holiday hustle and bustle:…

  • IT Security Concerns Loom Large for Financial Sector in 2017

    by Nathan Eddy on January 11, 2017

    Today’s financial sector chief information officer (CIO) is in the midst of a radical technological evolution, driven by global digitalization, adoption of mobile and cloud technologies by consumers, and the need for faster implementation of information technology. In addition, IT leadership is tasked with achieving higher revenue through technology, while continuing to adequately address…

  • Getting to Know the RSAC Advisory Board: Todd Inskeep

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 4, 2017

    Name: Todd Inskeep Title and company: Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton Number of years in the information security industry: 34 years RSAC: What was your first job in the infosec industry? Inskeep: Summer Intern at the Naval Research Labs working on Radio Voice Security RSAC: What does the RSA Conference 2017 theme, “The Power of Opportunity,” mean to you? Inskeep: For me, the Power of Opportunity…

  • Hollywood Cyber vs. Vegas Cyber

    by Wendy Nather on December 28, 2016

    You can go one of two ways with depicting cybersecurity in movies and TV shows: you can depict it so seriously that every technical mistake generates an outraged howl from the infosec pros, or you can romanticize it so that it becomes a cult classic. On the one side, you have the complaints about CSI:Cyber; on the other, you have every picture of Angelina Jolie on rollerblades. You have…

  • The Weaponization of IoT: A Shot Across The Bow – What We Must Do Today

    by Craig Spiezle on December 19, 2016

    IoT devices continue to make headlines for their innovation and as new holiday gifts, with millions of new devices being sold weekly. But with the proliferation of these new devices comes a sobering reality: they are introducing new threats daily. There is real and present danger here, and it will only get worse. While we have experienced devices being compromised and taken over in the past…

  • Ransomware Unbound: Critical Knowledge for a Growing Threat

    by Nathan Eddy on December 12, 2016

    Ransomware is the most pervasive form of malware out there, as attackers have shifted their focus away from more traditional attacks, and the number of new strains of ransomware continues to grow exponentially. Using ransomware, the criminal takes control of a user’s laptop and data and requires payment to get the control back, and tries to price the crime at a high enough value that it is worth…

  • StoryCorps @ RSAC: The Kind of Folks You Run Into

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 9, 2016

    Welcome to the StoryCorps @ RSAC podcast series! Every month we'll be featuring a different conversation between cybersecurity professionals about their lives, the industry and the future of cybersecurity. What did two cybersecurity luminaries study to get into the industry? Turns out, Bruce Schneier, CTO of Resilient Systems, and Hugh Thompson, a member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, …

  • What’s Ahead for 2017: The RSAC Advisory Board Industry Predictions

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 7, 2016

    After an eventful year, it can be comforting to put a framework around the uncertainty of the future and try to look ahead at what next year may bring. And it’s in that spirit that we talked to the RSA Conference Advisory Board to find out what they think will happen in the world of cybersecurity as we enter 2017. What’s the value of looking at predictions? According to Todd Inskeep, Principal, …

  • Awakening from the Dream: The Security Flaws of Westworld

    by RSAC Editorial Team on December 7, 2016

    *Warning this post or embedded links may contain spoilers. Welcome back newcomers, I hope you enjoyed your time in Sweetwater. The season finale of Westworld hit the Home Box Office crowd Sunday night drawing in 2.2 million viewers. For those unfamiliar with the premise: this new HBO series was inspired by the 1973 film of the same title (written by Michael Crichton) about a futuristic theme park…

  • Maintaining Security When IT is on Holiday

    by Nathan Eddy on December 5, 2016

    With the holiday season fast approaching—they’re playing Jingle Bells in the department stores across the land—businesses need to be ready for the periods when IT security staff will be enjoying time with friends and family. The job of the IT pro isn’t likely to get easier anytime soon, and this is especially true during the holidays when employees are out of the office and expect to remain…

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