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  • History is Repeating Itself (In a Good Way)

    by Feris Rifai on January 17, 2017

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    History is repeating itself. Before Sarbanes Oxley passed in 2002, having a director that was a financial expert in the American corporate boardroom was not the norm. In fact, CFOs who were originally thought of as financial gatekeepers are more than ever before held accountable for the integrity, accuracy and traceability of the financial information presented to the board. Today, we all know that financial risk is managed across the entire business. We are now seeing that same transformation…

  • Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Readiness in 2017

    by Abby Johnson on January 18, 2017

    Once again, 2016 was a noteworthy year for cybersecurity. With major data breaches affecting millions of customers and companies from the IRS, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Yahoo! and beyond. According to ESG and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Research report, organizations increased cybersecurity funding in 39% of cases, and professionals implemented new access controls at the same…

  • Don't Miss These Peer2Peer Sessions at RSA Conference 2017

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 18, 2017

    Are you planning on checking out any of the Peer2Peer sessions at RSA Conference 2017? Peer2Peer sessions are group discussions around specific security topics, where participants get the chance to really dig deeply into a topic that that care about with a group of peers. This year we've once again asked the discussion facilitators to help explain what you can expect from their sessions so that…

  • A few new names you’ll see gracing our stage in 2017

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 16, 2017

    This past week RSA Conference was proud to roll out its 2017 line up of marquis keynote speakers. The editorial team was able to catch up with Linda Gray Martin, director & general manager, RSA Conference to answer some of our questions about the keynote process. RSAC: That is a very robust list of speakers. For any new attendees that may be wondering, how are keynotes determined? Gray Martin:…

  • Security and Privacy is Sometimes Suspect, but Growth of the Cloud Marches On

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on January 12, 2017

    We increasingly hear that the most-discussed computing paradigm, cloud computing – especially the public cloud -- is resuming its sharp rate of growth after a lull and poised to accelerate further. This is refreshing news in a world ever-more obsessed with security, underscoring that cloud purveyors are making progress in getting security right. The attractions of cloud computing are obvious to…

  • 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:…

  • Sign up for sessions ahead of time with NEW Reserve a Seat

    by Linda Gray Martin on January 12, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could arrive at RSA Conference already enrolled in the sessions of your choice? Instead of waiting in line for each session and wondering if a spot will be available, you could be using that time to engage in all of the other activities and events that the Conference has to offer. Our new Reserve a Seat feature allows you to do exactly that! Reserve a Seat lets you…

  • 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…

  • Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion

    by Ben Rothke on January 11, 2017

    As an early piece of malware, the 1989 Yankee Doodle virus was limited to playing the patriotic song of the same name. Much has changed over the years, and the rise of ransomware is playing out a very, and much less melodious tone. Countless individuals and businesses of all sizes are being locked out of their own data and their systems made unavailable, until a ransom is paid to the ransomware…

  • RSAC 2017 Ransomware Summit

    by Andrew Hay on January 9, 2017

    Nobody likes to think about their company’s critical data being compromised and held for ransom. Unfortunately, this type of threat, dubbed ransomware, cannot be ignored. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, CNN projected that cybercriminals collected more than $200 million through ransomware attacks. This would make ransomware a nearly $1 billion business annually, and it is growing quickly. This…

  • 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…

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