Seths RSAC recap

Exhausted & Refreshed: My RSA Conference 2015 Recap

“In a sea change nothing is safe. Strange waves push us every way, In a stolen boat we’ll float away” – Beck from Little One With a week of recovery under my belt I’m finally able to reflect on another amazing RSA Conference. Some of my experiences were the same as years past. My feet…

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Fear Nothing: The Gamers Approach To Building a SOC

“You say the hill’s too steep to climb. Chiding! You say you’d like to see me try, Climbing! You pick the place and I’ll choose the time. And I’ll climb the hill in my own way” – from Fearless by Pink Floyd   Cliché alert! There is no silver bullet for security (I warned you).…

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I’m sorry, I don’t speak security Klingon

“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood” From Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals Recently, I was speaking with a customer who told us their company’s top priority for the year was increasing their information security capabilities. Their biggest competitive advantage like many other…

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Security Hipsters Meet The Mainstream

“Well, my boyfriend’s in a band, he plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed. I’ve got feathers in my hair, I get down to Beat poetry. And my jazz collection’s rare, I can play most anything. I’m a Brooklyn baby.” – from Brooklyn Baby by Lana Del Rey.   Whether we like it or not the…

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Are you solving the right security problems?

“People asking questions, lost in confusion / Well, I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions” – from Watching The Wheels by John Lennon I spend a lot of my time at RSA enabling our sales team and training them on our products.  We find that our training materials are way more effective if we…

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From SIEM to Security Analytics: The Path Forward

It has been close to a year since RSA announced RSA Security Analytics, our foray into big data security analytics. Being first to the market delivering a unified platform for incident detection, investigations, compliance reporting and advanced security analysis has been a fantastic voyage so far.

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The next marketing buzzword in security is…

Every year we seem to have a new buzz term in security. As someone who lives in the security product marketing world I’ve seen trends come and go. Terminology that was once mandatory in every piece of collateral suddenly becomes stale and cringe-worthy (APT is becoming one of these). We’ve had a bunch of buzzwords and phrases; some were pretty good and some were really terrible. I should know I helped propagate some of these buzzwords.

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