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Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Phones—Three Key Takeaways from MWC 2015, Where Mobile Went Way Beyond Just Phones

There aren’t many events in the world that can say more than 93,000 people traveled thousands of miles from 200 different countries to attend. The ones that make it into this upper-echelon of gatherings must be full of entertainment, intrigue, plenty of SWAG and more pseudo-celebrities than an episode of the Kardashians. So, are we talking about The World Cup, the Olympics, or possibly even the Academy Awar ...

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The 2015 RSA Conference Clock Ticks Toward April 20

Are you a marketing or public relations professional responsible for making your executive team look good in front of reporters and industry analysts at the 2015 RSA Conference? Do you have your finger on the pulse of how reporters plan to spend their time at the conference? How many media briefings do you have scheduled for your executives? Whether you have answers to one, two or all three questions, there ...

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5 Things Every Business Should Know about Data Privacy and Security in 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a panel hosted by the Commonwealth Club in recognition of Data Privacy Day 2015. (Thanks to our excellent client ESET, a sponsor of the event, for the in!) The panel, “Open Forum: Data Privacy Trends 2015,” was moderated by Forrester Research Principal Analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo, and included security executives from Box, Disconnect, IBM, Intel and TRUSTe. True to it ...

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When MWC Attacks—A Changing Landscape Presents PR Opportunities

Mobile World Congress (MWC) started during a time when pro football was still played in Los Angeles and Milli Vanilli had yet to break a nation’s heart (1987). It is the now Grandaddy of them all in the mobile ecosystem, a combination of Cannes, the Super Bowl and an Apple product announcement. A monster of a show with a general attendance over 80,000 and rising, MWC attracts the major players in mobile fro ...

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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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Will the Internet of Things Help Drive Hardware Innovation?

Not surprisingly, the Internet of Things was a hot topic at last week’s Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. A couple of companies were even touting internet-enabled toothbrushes, both claiming to be first to connect teeth to a smart phone. Gartner estimates there will be 26 billion Internet of Things (IoT) products by 2020. (This excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones—encompassing just new types o ...

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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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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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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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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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