RSA Conference Recap

By Chris Steffen on May 21, 2024 8:56:01 AM

Another RSA conference (not RSA, not #RSA, but “THE RSA Conference” – those that bought the conference do not want it to be associated with RSA the company, which leads me to wonder why they didn’t just rename the thing to something else more securityish) is in the books, and I thought I would share a few thoughts about things I saw and vendors that I met with at the conference.

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RSA Conference 2024 Tales from the Show Floor: How Security Needs to Focus on User Experience

By Ken Buckler on May 21, 2024 8:54:09 AM

According to the RSA Conference website, there was a total of 641 vendors exhibiting or sponsoring the conference in the over 738,000 square feet of exhibit space dedicated within the two-million-square-foot Moscone Center. I had meetings scheduled with approximately 20 of these vendors and met with a small handful of additional vendors on the expo floor as time permitted. I didn’t keep track of how far I walked this year, but the entire Moscone Center complex is approximately 87 acres in size. For comparison, the United States Capitol building is only 4 acres. I made several laps around the expo floor each day, as well as walking around the entire complex throughout various parts of the day. Needless to say, my feet are quite tired, but with the conversations I had with vendors, it was worth it.

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Using Google Gemini to Analyze Trends in the RSA Conference 2024

By Ken Buckler on May 3, 2024 8:01:10 AM

The RSA Conference 2024 is upon us, and this year promises to be a treasure trove of insights for security professionals. We're particularly excited to explore the latest advancements in areas like AI-powered security and cloud protection. To enhance our analysis, we're putting Google Gemini, a large language model, to the test. Can it navigate the vast amount of information available about the conference and identify the themes that matter most? In this blog, we’ll explore the conference through the lens of Google Gemini, offering previews of sponsor briefings, session topics, and emerging trends that will shape the future of cybersecurity, and we’ll also examine Gemini’s ability to analyze text data.

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Is Triggered or “Smart” Packet Capture a Foolproof Alternative to Always-On PCAP?

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Mar 22, 2024 11:20:26 AM

To offer more affordable and compact solutions, some solution providers are pitching triggered or “smart” packet capture solutions as an alternative to always-on capture.

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Passwords: An Outdated Security Measure in Modern Times

By Ken Buckler on Mar 22, 2024 10:33:03 AM

In an era rampant with cyber threats, the security of passwords and identity remains a critical concern. According to HaveIBeenPwned.com, over 12 billion credentials were compromised online as of March 6, 2024. This staggering figure underscores the vulnerability of password-based authentication systems. Most (if not all) of these involve compromised passwords, and often expose not only a compromise to the originally affected domain or web application, but also multiple accounts utilizing the same email address and password.

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Dynatrace Perform 2024: Making Waves While Navigating the Future of Cloud Innovation

By Ken Buckler on Mar 15, 2024 3:19:56 PM

The Dynatrace Perform 2024 conference delivered a plethora of insights and forward-looking perspectives this month. Throughout the conference, the event encompassed keynotes, breakout sessions, customer panels, and hands-on training, offering a holistic view of the latest trends and innovations in the tech industry. The overarching theme, "Make Waves," encapsulates the imperative for transformation and disruption in the tech industry. It underscores the need to drive substantial change and progress amidst evolving trends.

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From AI to Zero Trust: Decoding Cybersecurity Trends for 2024

By Chris Steffen on Dec 22, 2023 4:09:04 PM

In 2024, we will continue to see globally significant advancements in information security and regulatory compliance spending for organizations of all sizes. From zero trust architecture to the integration of AI-driven solutions and the growing emphasis on regulatory alignment, 2024 will redefine how organizations safeguard sensitive information, navigate compliance complexities, and fortify their API ecosystems. Understanding and adapting to these transformative trends will be pivotal for businesses aiming to stay resilient, secure, and compliant in a time noted for rapid technological advancements and stringent regulatory landscapes. Here are our predictions for information security in 2024.

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Black Hat Europe 2023: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Cybersecurity

By Ken Buckler on Dec 22, 2023 3:47:45 PM

The Black Hat Europe 2023 conference, a gathering of cybersecurity professionals and experts, delved into the intricate world of cybersecurity, exploring emerging threats, innovative defense strategies, and the pressing need for collaboration between the private sector and government entities. Here's a breakdown of the key takeaways and highlights from a few of the conference sessions.

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Tech at the Gap Decoded: A Look at Maryland’s “Best-Kept Secret” Technology Conference

By Ken Buckler on Oct 23, 2023 1:38:19 PM

Every year, technology enthusiasts and industry leaders gather at the serene Rocky Gap in Western Maryland for Tech at the Gap, an event that has earned the reputation of being one of the hidden gems of Maryland's tech conference scene. This year, the conference's theme, "Decoding Intelligence," promised to unveil the mysteries behind artificial intelligence and its transformative potential. With an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and breakout presenters, the event did not disappoint.

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IT Nation Secure Conference Highlights Solutions to the People Problem in Cybersecurity

By Ken Buckler on Jun 13, 2023 6:39:53 AM

Last week, I had the privilege of attending ConnectWise’s IT Nation Secure conference. The three-day conference focused on managed service providers (MSPs) – specifically, how those MSPs can better secure and protect small businesses and midmarket companies. If you haven’t attended this conference in the past but have attended others, I highly recommend attending the ConnectWise IT Nation Secure conference due to the unique perspective they provide for the cybersecurity industry.

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