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RSA 2014: Social Media’s Spiky Reaction

Over the past week, we've been tracking the social media reaction to two terms, the "#RSAC" hashtag and the keywords, "RSA Conference." We used NUVI, BusinessWire's social media monitoring tool, to watch the social media conversations surrounding RSA Conference 2014. More specifically, we monitored from Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET to today, Friday, February 28 at 11 am ET. Here's what we found. Conferenc ...

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RSA Can’t Catch a Break: Conference App Allegedly Leaks Data Of Thousands Of Users

This afternoon, media at RSA are reporting that both the RSA Conference mobile app and WiFi are not secure. Sean Michael Kerner at eWeek is reporting that "the conference might not necessarily be practicing what it preaches." Kerner notes that, unlike some of the other major tech conferences that he attends, "RSA this year does not have an encrypted WPA WiFi access point for attendees or even for the press. ...

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MSLGROUP IT Security Pros at RSA Conference 2014

Over 20 members of MSLGROUP's tech team have been on the ground in San Fran at RSA Conference 2014 for our IT security practice, with many others providing support from the home-base. Those who are in attendance at RSA took a quick break during the show to snap a team photo. From left to right: Iris Herrera Whitney, David Sikorski, Kelly Doyle, Anna Parker, Anne Lundregan, Isaac Steinmetz, Lesley Sullivan,  ...

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VIDEO: Bryan Acohido of USA Today Offers RSA 2014 Insights

Veteran security journalist Byron Acohido met up with MSLGROUP's Tiffany Darmetko at RSA Conference 2014 to share his observations about the event, and we captured their chat on camera. As mentioned in a blog post yesterday and as Byron points out, companies are highly aware of their need for security solutions and are at RSA to find the technologies that can help keep the bad guys out. Check out what else ...

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Security Companies Win Big at the 2014 SC Magazine Awards Dinner

Last night, members of the security community gathered for the 17th annual SC Magazine Awards at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The awards honor achievements of the security pros down in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the work of government, commercial and nonprofits helping the industry. The awards saw over 650 nominations in 31 categories ...

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NSA Controversy Continues at RSA 2014, Isn’t Sole Focus

It's nothing new... RSA has been under the microscope regarding their relationship with the NSA. My colleague Samantha Stenbeck posted a blog this morning recapping yesterday's opening keynote from RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello where he addressed the issue (and his comments revved the media engine). In response, protesters from the activist group CodePink scaled the roof of the Moscone Center and drop ...

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RSA 2014: Keeping Our Finger on the Pulse in Dedicated “War Room”

The technology team here at MSLGROUP has been keeping a close watch on what has been happening so far this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. We have a dedicated team tracking the news coming out of the show, the social chatter surrounding the show and the hot topics being covered during the keynotes--all in real time. Tweetdeck is constantly up on our computers and is projected on the screen in w ...

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The Sequel Effect – A PR Lesson

Watch this Wait a Minute Video to learn why the sequel is never as good as the original, with a few rare exceptions. Something about the follow up movie just doesn't quite cut it with the audience. The same reaction applies to the Target data breach disclosed in December. The first press release Target issued had expansive visibility. The subsequent releases and content that followed had far less impact. We ...

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Poll Results: IT Pros are 50/50 on Cybersecurity Legislation

Schwartz MSL recently surveyed 50 IT Pros for their thoughts on the U.S. government’s role in mandating that corporations get tougher on keeping hackers and criminals off networks. The results were split fairly evenly with an equal amount saying the government should do more and the rest saying no to government intervention. Full results from the survey are below. Question 1: Should the U.S. Congress pass l ...

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Fortune 500 CEOs Getting Pressure from Senator on Cyber-Security

By Brenna Hagy In light of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I wanted to call everyone’s attention to a recent Wall Street Journal story on a topic that affects us all: computer security.  Frustrated by Congress’ failure to pass a cyber-security Bill, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller  (Chairman, Senate Commerce Committee) sent a letter to Fortune 500 company C ...

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