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Boston TechJam 2014

Take your finger off the pulse of the world of technology for one minute, and you quickly fall behind, left in the dark about the latest cloud services, gadgets and trends. I discovered this the hard way at Boston TechJam 2014. Updates, advancements, and new trends were all around me as I joined co-workers at the event on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Every company with a new technology, a leading cloud service, ...

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That’s a Wrap: The Buzz at RSA 2014 (Day 4)

As RSA 2014 wound down on Thursday, conversations shifted. Yes, buzz persisted around the NSA/RSA scandal. However, other topics came to the forefront. A few notable keynote and panel topics included: charity: water: Founded by CEO, Scott Harrison, the main goal is to get clean water to every person on the planet living without it. The charity was started after Harrison traveled to Africa on a volunteer mis ...

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The Buzz at RSA 2014: Day 3

The NSA/RSA conversation only continues at the RSA Conference… Today marks the day of Trustycon so the buzz around RSA's relationship with the agency will only persist. People are still tweeting, blogging and discussing Art Coviello’s Tuesday keynote. Apart from that, there were quite a few other interesting panels and keynotes yesterday that are important to highlight: 1. Stop Looking for the Silver Bullet ...

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The Buzz at RSA 2014: Day 2

Day 2 at RSA 2014 began with none other than Captain Kirk/William Shatner opening the welcome keynote. His rendition of The Beatle's "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" lit up social media and the TweetDeck news feeds here at MSLGROUP, and infused a blast of energy into the official kickoff of the conference. However, Shatner was not the topic of conversation in the media world. The energy pulsing through the r ...

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The Buzz at RSA 2014: Day 1

On the ground at RSA Conference 2014 on Monday consisted mostly of arrivals and set-up. In the news, though, multiple companies made announcements about security programs for both the enterprise, and the “open enterprise.” With mobile phones, tablets, work laptops, etc. holding strong in the enterprise, businesses need security to protect the wide array of devices. This concept of “open enterprise” looks li ...

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HIMSS14 Day 1 Keynote: Health IT Sets the Stage

Before HIMSS14 opened, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini tweeted: “Let's remake health care together and save the nation's economy!” In Bertolini’s opening keynote address at HIMSS14, he kicked off the healthcare reform dialogue by exploring and offering recommendations on how payment reform, improving care for the chronically ill and investing in wellness all can help to remake the healthcare system. Currently, app ...

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Preview of RSA 2014: NSA Scandal Means Evolution in Trust

Trust has always been a part of the tech and security industries. However, due to the recent scandal surrounding RSA and NSA, it looks like “Trust” will be the overarching theme of RSA 2014. RSA themes typically consist of the technical advances in cryptography. This year, there is a much larger focus on trust and how it plays into the foundation of security. “In security, trust is your brand,” said Eric Lu ...

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Non-Media Influencers – Where are they?

Have you read the Target Breach eBook? If not, please do. Hopefully you've at least seen our previous blog posts regarding the topic. We’ve discussed the local television broadcast stations, which have had a major presence in the social media conversation surrounding the Target Breach, and we’ve mentioned non-media influencers’ presence. The conversation during the month of mid-December to early January was ...

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Local Social Media Influencers & Target Data Breach

In the broadcast news world, everything revolves around "the network." Audiences look to main network bureaus at ABC, FOX, CBS, etc., to set the tone for a major news event. The Target data breach this past December was one example. However, when looking at the social media reaction to the Target breach, one can find a democratization, of sorts. Local TV affiliates can establish influence through social med ...

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Need Recovery Time at RSA? Who Doesn’t

This year’s annual RSA Conference is happening February 24 to February 28 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. On Thursday, when you can hardly open your eyes after the long days that turn into long nights, join us at Securosis’ sixth annual Disaster Recovery Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at Jillian’s in the Metreon– adjacent to Moscone. This breakfast is a necessity to regain strength and sanity after a stre ...

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The Five Topics That Could Dominate RSA Conference 2014, According to Twitter

On January 15, the 2014 RSA Conference organizers used social media and crowdsourcing to glimpse into what the hot topics will be at the event. RSA invited four industry experts to an hour-long TweetChat. Each participant is a reporter covering subjects like venture capitalism, security and open source, and general security. The @RSAConference handle issued seven questions throughout the TweetChat for the r ...

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