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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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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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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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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 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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The Conference Vortex—MWC, HIMSS and RSA Converge Into One Internet-of-Things Mega Event

Mobile World Congress. HIMSS. RSA. Taking place in Barcelona, Orlando and San Francisco respectively. Three cities normally with only one thing in common—many northern people want to go there in February because it’s warmer. The Conference Vortex is descending on the technology world this week and it ain’t gonna be pretty. Bring your marketing budgets inside, hold onto your expense accounts and buckle into ...

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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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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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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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