Heading into RSA Conference USA 2021

This month, as we head toward RSA Conference USA 2021, where  more than 40,000 security practitioners are usually all buzzing throughout the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we will all be signing in to virtual sessions instead. And just like last year, compromised credentials continue to be one of, if not the top vector for breach, fraud, and theft. These stories are in the news daily.

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Cyber Risk Management Challenges Are Impacting the Business

There was quite a bit of banter about boardroom cybersecurity actions at RSA Conference 2019. No surprise here, as business executives understand what’s at stake and are asking CISOs to provide more cyber risk data and metrics so they can work with them on intelligent risk mitigation strategies.

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The Buzz at RSA Conference 2019

Like many other cybersecurity professionals, I spent last week at RSA Conference 2019 in rainy San Francisco. Here are a few of my impressions:

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Was ‘Better’ Cybersecurity the Promise or the Premise at RSA 2019? (Includes video)

This year’s RSA mega-conference in San Francisco seemed intent to add some silver linings to not only the grey clouds that hung over the city last week, but also to the incessant news cycle that suggests bad actors in the security space are always and inevitably one step ahead of the good guys.
 
If the energy, investments, and enthusiasm that were on display at the Moscone Center can be even somewhat matched by efficient adoption and effective execution, then it seems as if this is a war - now that we as a society, and not just as an IT industry, are fully awakened to it - that can be won. Enough. Sometime. 
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What to expect at the RSA Conference 2019

I’ve attended the RSA Conference for the past 15 years, and things have changed quite a bit. The event has gone from a few thousand to around 50,000 attendees, leading to a confluence of humanity and traffic around the Moscone Center. Hotel room prices exceed $500 per night, even at some of the “boutique” (i.e., flea bag) hotels in and around Union Square. The RSA event has become the nexus where cybersecurity meets high-end capitalism.

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Previewing RSA Conference 2019: Cybersecurity Services, Cloud Security, and DevSecOps

In this video blog, ESG’s new principal analyst, Christina Richmond, and I preview what we expect to see at RSA Conference 2019. The scope and scale of RSA Conference continues to grow with adjunct events held by industry organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance, vendors, and ESG with our own breakfast event. A few of the topics we expect to be front and center at this year’s RSA Conference include:

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