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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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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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Media Coaching: Apple Violates PR 101 in iPhone’s Battle with the Samsung Galaxy S4

In a story today by Henry Blodget, Apple makes a PR 101 mistake that reinforces why you don't directly criticize your competitors in public forums. Even worse, Apple PR made this mistake in the week Samsung is launching the Galaxy S4, a product many already predict will challenge the iPhone's perceived dominance. Does criticizing competitors make good copy and generate buzz? Sure. I still remember Marc ...

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The Future of BYOD Policies and Telecom Expense Management

In our ongoing series on mobile and wireless trends, I spoke with Philippe Winthrop, managing director of the Enterprise Mobility Foundation. Past topics included the iPad, iPhone, Amazon Kindle Fire in the Enterprise and the Widespread Adoption of Mobility and the Future of Teleworking.Today, we discussed the challenges of BYOD expense management policies. In the video, Philippe also shares a prediction on ...

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Mobile and Wireless Trends with Bob Brown of Network World

Bob Brown, executive news editor of Network World, a coveted trade publication for technology companies, visited Schwartz MSL Boston offices recently. Bob works with Network World reporters to shape the weekly news coverage. With CTIA fast approaching, we sat down with him to learn about the key mobile and wireless trends that are going to make the headlines at the show this year. Bob also shared some usefu ...

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