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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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RSA 2011: Day 3

As we trek into the third day of RSA, we’re already noticing that many of our pre-RSA predictions are holding true – guess it’s our "sixth sense" for security trends. In an earlier post, my colleague Kristin Allaben suggested that in addition to cloud security, top themes at this year’s conference would include trends in government security and cyber warfare. Yesterday ...

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Any RSA 2011 Surprises?: Vlogging from Moscone

With Schwartz representing almost two dozen security companies at RSA this year, we thought who would be better than our clients to share the latest security trends at the conference. Members of our digital marketing services team (which is already off to a highly successful year) spent the day at Moscone interviewing the brightest executives on the show floor. The results revealed that as we predicted clou ...

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RSA 2011: Day 2

Yesterday there was a lot of interest in the Cloud Security Alliance Summit, especially since cloud security is still an unresolved security topic. Just take a look at this line waiting to get in!The big news that came from this session surrounded the government’s plans to spend $20 billion on cloud security, at least according to the 2012 budget. Also from this discussion, there were four key areas i ...

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RSA 2011 Kickoff: Day 1

And so it begins--RSA 2011 officially kicks off today. With a “Giants Among Us” theme, the 20th Anniversary of RSA is dedicated to celebrating the industry’s pioneers. This includes a look at the legacy of the RSA algorithm, the history of cryptography and computer security, and a look ahead to the future of the industry.We’ve highlighted some of the key themes we expect to see come ...

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Black Hat 2010 Sessions – Day 2 Recap

Yesterday was the second and final day of Black Hat sessions and there were quite a few key topics that we’ve seen before.GovernmentAs the government continues to work toward implementing cloud solutions, there is continued discussion of cloud security, as well as cyber-warfare. We saw this in full force at RSA 2010, which we discussed in a previous post.In his Black Hat keynote yesterday, former Nati ...

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Black Hat 2010 – Anticipation Mounts

As speakers and hackers gather in Vegas for the 2010 Black Hat conference, there are many topics on people’s minds.In much of the pre-show articles, there has been talk about cloud security, a topic that seems to resonate throughout security conferences this year (see previous post on RSA 2010). There is also discussion on wireless security, particularly as it pertains to mobile devices. This is most ...

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This is it: RSA 2010 — Day 5

This is it. The fifth and final day of the 2010 RSA Conference, and it’s been quite a ride. Looking back, it’s clear the cloud takes the gold as the most discussed item, although government presence and increasing cyberthreats picked up speed in the latter half of the week, placing each at a tie for silver, especially since they seem to go hand in hand. Tim Greene of NetworkWorld wrote a very th ...

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RSA 2010 — Day 4

The government. Microsoft. Cyber threats. The bulk of conversation at the RSA Conference yesterday focused on these three topics. Let’s take a minute to explore each one.The Government—As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, federal employees are stepping up to the mic to discuss cybersecurity and awareness to better detect and prevent cyber attacks. Between Einstein, the increasing adoption o ...

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RSA 2010 — Day 3

Cybercrime is a threat to both enterprises and consumers; it appears that no one is immune from an attack. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, targeting their victims based on information obtained from social networking sites, it’s no surprise that cybercrime instills fear into many, especially as enterprises encourage the use of social networking as they learn how to use it to their advantag ...

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RSA 2010 — Day 2

As was expected, much of the news from yesterday's RSA Conference focuses on the cloud, and specifically, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)’s four-hour summit. Kelly Jackson Higgins of Dark Reading wrote an article summarizing the summit and the CSA’s top seven threats to the cloud. An interesting point that came from this discussion is that data security still remains one of the key concerns fo ...

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RSA 2010 — Day 1

Today is Monday, March 1, day one of the 2010 RSA Conference. The bustle of activity today is quite diverse as exhibiting vendors work hard to get their booths ready, some security professionals prepare for today’s seminars and other vendors begin to announce new offerings and products.As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is much anticipation of news surrounding the cloud. Just this morning, there ...

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