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RSA 2015: Into the Woods: Protecting Our Youth from the Wolves of Cyberspace

When talking cybersecurity, it’s far more common to be thinking about malware than social issues. However during this year’s RSA Conference, information security and child safety crossed paths for a discussion on how to protect children from becoming victims of cybercrime. As technology has gotten increasingly more sophisticated, unfortunately so have the potential threats facing kids. Michael Osborn, chief ...

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RSA 2015: Quantitative Security: Using Moneyball Techniques to Defend Corporate Networks

When Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane embraced an analytic approach to building the dream team, he revolutionized baseball. What if organizations embraced a similar approach to choosing security solutions? The current method is more of an art than a science, Amit Mital, CTO, Symantec noted in his keynote at RSA. By adopting a quantitative approach to data and security, organizations can make better i ...

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RSA 2015: Talking ‘bout My Next Generation

The time is now. The security generation needs to invest in the next generation of talent, Christofer Hoff, vice president and security chief technology officer, Juniper Networks, urged his colleagues during his RSA keynote. Hoff teamed up with Reuben Paul to demonstrate how even a third-grader can successfully launch a cyberattack. The nine year old has an impressive track record. He’s CEO of Prudent Games ...

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RSA 2015: Enhancing Cloud Trust

When it comes to information security, the move to the cloud highlights two key features: transparency and control.  Scott Charney, Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, raised the question of how it is possible for people to provide control and transparency in this new environment, and what it looks like. During his RSA keynote, Charney addressed Microsoft’s 2004 plan to implement a security ...

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RSA 2015: Innovate Your Mindset, Not Your Tech

How can we simultaneously live in the “Dark Ages” and the “Information Age”? In the first keynote speech of RSA Conference 2015, “Security’s Age of Enlightenment,” president of EMC's RSA security division, Amit Yoran, explains the paradox of the world we live in: security knowledge is surface and slow, while data stores drive deeper and the speed of communication increases. In a day in age where self-drivin ...

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RSA 2015: Breaking the Glass Firewall: The Changing Role of Women in IT Security

RSA is only days away. The leading security conference features hundreds of sessions, ground-breaking research and discussions about issues facing the industry. One of the more interesting sessions will explore the role of women in the IT security industry. Only 11 percent of people in the IT security profession are women. A lack of mentorship and salary discrepancies are just some of the obstacles impactin ...

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