RSA CONFERENCE 2018 – San Francisco – Kelly Jackson Higgins, Sara Peters, Kelly Sheridan, Curt Franklin, and Ericka Chickowski offer news and analysis of keynote presentations, press conferences, and interviews with speakers and attendees. Content is updated regularly.
Coviello: Modern Security Threats are ‘Less About the Techniques’
Today’s attack surface is broader, more open, and demands a proactive approach to security, according to former RSA chairman Art Coviello.
Cybersecurity Buzz Phrase Bingo
The RSA Conference expo was chock full of vendors showing off their wares with language as colorful as the blinky lights on a SOC dashboard.
Golden Galleon Raids Maritime Shipping Firms
A new Nigerian criminal gang is launching attacks on the maritime industry.
Threat Intel: Finding Balance in an Overcrowded Market
Industry insiders discuss how threat intelligence has changed and what may happen as the market becomes increasingly saturated.
Threat Actors Turn to Blockchain Infrastructure to Host & Hide Malicious Activity
.bit domains are increasingly being used to hide payloads, stolen data, and command and control servers, FireEye says.
New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence
Executives are mostly confident in their hybrid cloud security, according to the results of a new survey.
Cybercrime Economy Generates $1.5 Trillion a Year
Threat actors generate, launder, spend, and reinvest more than $1.5 trillion in illicit funds, according to a new study on cybercrime’s ‘web of profit.’
Trust: The Secret Ingredient to DevSecOps Success
Security practitioners must build trusted relationships with developers and within cross-functional DevOps teams to get themselves embedded into continuous software delivery processes.
At RSAC, SOC ‘Sees’ User Behaviors
Instruments at the RSA SOC give analysts insight into attendee behavior on an open network.
Microsoft CISO Talks Threat Intel, ‘Data Inclusion’
Dark Reading caught up with Microsoft’s Bret Arsenault to discuss intelligence, identity, and the need to leverage more diverse datasets.
Firms More Likely to Tempt Security Pros With Big Salaries than Invest in Training
Booz Allen survey shows most organizations’ answer to the security skills shortage may be unsustainable.
First Public Demo of Data Breach via IoT Hack Comes to RSAC
At RSA Conference, Senrio researchers will show how relatively unskilled attackers can steal personally identifiable information without coming into contact with endpoint security tools.
Cyber War Game Shows How Federal Agencies Disagree on Incident Response
Former officials at DHS, DOJ, and DOD diverge on issues of attribution and defining what constitutes an act of cyber war.
Data Visibility, Control Top Cloud Concerns at RSA
As the traditional perimeter dissolves and sensitive data moves to the cloud, security experts at RSA talk about how they’re going to protect it.
2018 RSA Conference: Execs Push Cooperation, Culture & Civilian Safety
On the keynote stage, execs from Microsoft and McAfee introduced a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
Trump Administration Cyber Czar Rob Joyce to Return to the NSA
First year of Trump White House’s cybersecurity policy mostly followed in the footsteps of the Obama administration.
Microsoft to Roll Out Azure Sphere for IoT Security
Azure Sphere, now in preview, is a three-part program designed to secure the future of connected devices and powered by its own custom version of Linux.
DevOps May Be Cause of and Solution to Open Source Component Chaos
DevOps is accelerating the trend of componentized development approaches, but its automation can also help enforce better governance and security.
Large Majority of Businesses Store Sensitive Data in Cloud Despite Lack of Trust
Researchers report 97% of survey respondents use some type of cloud service but continue to navigate issues around visibility and control.
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