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  • RSA Conference 2016: The Week in Review

    by Tony Kontzer on March 11, 2016

    I don't know about you, but I always find myself swept away by the momentum of a big event like the just-concluded RSA Conference, but when it ends, brother, do I get a conference hangover. For what seems like days after I return home, my brain is mush and I can fall asleep on a dime. If anyone in my house so much as whispered the term "information security" during those first days back, I'd cut…

  • How to Become a Super CISO

    by David Needle on March 10, 2016

    Want to be the best CISO you can be? Take a word of advice from Todd Fitzgerald, Global Director of Information Security at Grant Thornton International, who gave a detailed and often entertaining presentation on Friday, the last day of the RSA Conference. Fitzgerald talked about his own journey to becoming a security professional, the current state of security affairs, and what’s needed going…

  • 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…

  • A Geek’s Guide to Getting People to Hear You

    by David Needle on March 8, 2016

    Tech people love to talk, but does anyone hear what they have to say? “Why Won’t Anyone Listen to Us?” was a very entertaining and informative talk given by Josh Bressers, a Security Strategist at Red Hat, at the RSA conference last week. Bressers framed the issue right from the start. “We are all bad at talking to people and some of us don’t even know it,” he said. “This is why nobody takes us…

  • 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…

  • Security Panel Warns IoT Will Change the Security Game

    by David Needle on March 4, 2016

    The year 2020, once a faraway-sounding era of future scientific marvels, is now only four short years away. When we get there we may still not have those flying cars we were promised decades ago, but the world will be very different than it is today. “There’s no doubt the hyper-connected world of 2020 will change how we live, work and play,” said Symantec CEO Michael Brown in an afternoon…

  • ‘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…

  • Palo Alto Networks CEO ‘Next Gen Security Solutions Must Restore Trust’

    by David Needle on March 3, 2016

    Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, said traditional approaches to computer security are doomed to fail or at least fall well short of providing the kind of broad protection and prevention today’s enterprises need. Speaking on “The (Inevitable?) Decline of the Digital Age” at the RSA conference, McLaughlin said new, more comprehensive preventative measures are needed to battle cyber…

  • How Law Enforcement Agencies Fight Cyber Crime

    by Tony Kontzer on March 3, 2016

    Information security professionals have a plethora of technological tools at their disposal to fight would-be attackers—and more are on the way. The traditional prevention, detection and response technologies are soon to be augmented by innovative new tools that can do things such as spoof entire network topographies on the fly to deceive attackers. Yet a panel of federal law enforcement…

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