Tales From The Black Hat NOC: Organizing the Chaos

A glimpse into training day. Yesterday marked the official start of Black Hat 2016, kicked off with various training courses spread throughout the convention center. For the RSA NOC team this meant a chance to validate yesterday’s installation and get an initial glimpse into the activity within and around the classroom and conference networks before the…

Tales from the Black Hat NOC: I’ll Show You Mine, We Can Already See Yours

With the start of Black Hat 2016 merely a day away, white, black, and grey hats from around the world are whetting their appetites – eagerly waiting to show off and consume the fruit of an entire year’s research. Whether for education, research, bragging rights, or mal-intent, the Black Hat network will host anything from basic brute force attacks to…

Account Takeover Gains Full Visibility with Web Behavior Analytics

Interest in and adoption of web behavior analytics is surging because of its ability to interpret the navigation and intent of each visitor to the website and as one of the best ways to protect the business against the skyrocketing rates of website fraud.  Account takeover is one of the predominant threats plaguing organizations with…

RSA NetWitness Suite: Changing the Security Paradigm

In technology – especially information security – the pace of change can be overwhelming. Adversaries continually invent new (and more often, reinvent old) ways to infiltrate and compromise organizations, while the good guys try to take advantage of the innovation in technologies, techniques, and processes to protect their organizations against these adversaries. But there are…

Web Threat Detection Services Deliver SWIFT Remediation

With the dust settling on a series of high profile cyber heists against international banks SWIFT’s network used to facilitate international payments between banks, the service provider is weighing changes that would effectively exclude from its network banks that have, according to reports, “demonstrated weak information security.” The Brussels-based SWIFT (Society for the Worldwide Interbank…

RSA SecurID Access Takes Top Honours at Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2016

Earlier this month, Computerworld Hong Kong recognised RSA’s identity assurance solution line, as a winner in its Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2016. We’re humbled to have received such a prestigious award for the second year in a row, and encouraged as we continue to see the industry’s firm belief and support in our vision and…

RSA at Black Hat 2016 — Can’t Wait!

Black Hat 2016 is fast approaching and I can’t wait!  The main event will take place on August 3rd and 4th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  Will you be there? If you are attending Black Hat, please stop by the RSA booth – #1108.  We have a lot of “goodness” planned for the security analysts…

Wearables leaking your passwords? We can solve that.

Recently, I wrote about  a newly published white-paper showing the power of wearable devices to help determine if users are who they claim to be, on a continuous basis. The paper describes a method, which in part relies on correlating a user’s gestures and movement on 2 devices in proximity of each other: The user’s…

Hacking the Mr. Robot Season 2 Premier

The psychological thriller Mr. Robot, which airs on the USA Network, is a fan favorite among cybersecurity professionals. What differentiates the show from its predecessors in the cyber-thriller genre is the depth of technical research involved in developing each episode. I’ll plan to dissect each episode from a technical perspective, examining the extent to which…

EMC (RSA) ARCHER NAMED A LEADER IN THE 2016 GARTNER MAGIC QUADRANT FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SOFTWARE

For the third year in a row, RSA Archer has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Business Continuity Management Planning Software (BCMP)! Gartner states in their report that the business continuity management (BCM) market is changing because “continuity of operations is being seen by organizations as a growing risk that needs to…