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Cybersecurity Industry To-Do List for RSA Conference

Posted: February 25, 2016   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Cybersecurity, FIDO, RSA Security Conference, CNAP

rsa conference 2016During his keynote at last year’s RSA Security Conference (titled: Escaping Security’s Dark Ages), Amit Yoran, president of RSA, lambasted the industry as failing its customers. In a related interview with Fortune Magazine, Yoran said, “let’s do things differently; let’s think differently; let’s act differently — because what the security industry has been doing has not worked.”

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The Highs and Lows of Cybersecurity Integration

Posted: May 29, 2015   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Information Security, Cybersecurity, DHS, FIDO, DoD

digital_lockBased upon anecdotal evidence, I estimate that the average large enterprise organization uses more than 70 different security tools from an assortment of vendors. As they say in Texas, “that dog don’t hunt.” In other words, it’s nearly impossible to maintain strong security hygiene or establish best practices when the security organization is chasing cybersecurity optimization on a tool-by-tool basis.

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Undercurrent RSA Conference Theme: Security Technology Integration

Posted: April 17, 2015   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Network Security, TAXII, STIX, FIDO, vulnerability management

Security_IntegrationJust a few days until the start of the RSA Conference and I expect an even bigger event than last year – more presentations, vendors, cocktail parties, etc. The conference will likely focus on security technologies like endpoint security, cloud, security, threat intelligence, IAM, and others which I described in a recent blog

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Last Minute Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015

Posted: December 26, 2014   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Apple, Cybersecurity, threat intelligence, cyber attack, FIDO, CISA

By now, every vendor, analyst, and media outlet has already published their cybersecurity predictions for 2015. I actually described some of mine on a Co3 webinar with Bruce Schneier last week, so I thought I’d put together a quick list. Here are ten predictions in no particular order.

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“Cold” Topics at RSA that Should Receive More Attention

Posted: February 21, 2014   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Information and Risk Management, Security and Privacy, Security, cybersecurity skills shortage, google, Bradford Networks, Cybereason, LogRhythm, compliance, DHS, ForeScout, CybOX, Great Bay Software, Lancope, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FIDO

In my blog yesterday, I outlined the hot topics I anticipate at this year’s RSA Security Conference. Since the show is dominated by security vendors, the show hype will focus on products, services, and various technologies.

So what’s missing? A broader discussion on cybersecurity issues, trends, collective efforts, and best practices. Yes, these subjects will get some attention in presentations and break-out sessions but the show floor and cocktail party banter will lean toward a myopic security perspective around bits and bytes.

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