Security @ EMCworld 2013: The Transformation in Security Analytics

Categories: Advanced Security

We’re well into the preparations for EMCworld 2013, to be held May 6-9 in Las Vegas. There’s been a significant RSA presence at EMCworld ever since RSA was acquired by EMC back in 2006 – including the presentation I gave on storage encryption and key management back at EMCworld 2007 in Orlando! This year we’ll have even more RSA presence than ever, exploring the “Lead your Transformation” theme from the perspective of security and trust.

One of the major themes at RSA Conference this year was the transformation in security analytics: the way that Big Data capabilities enable dramatic improvements in detection and response to threats. We’ll be exploring that transformation in many of our presentations, in our birds-of-a-feather session on “Building your Trusted Cloud” and at the EMC booth. Matthew Gardiner will give a great session on the intersection of Big Data and security in his “Big Data and Security have collided: What are you going to do about it? He’ll show how Big Data has transformed security, making it possible to find those needle-in-a-haystack attacks.  He’ll also show how Big Data itself can be secured. Examples from sources as diverse as Target and Mr. Bean (yes, he has a lot to teach about security!) will certainly keep the talk lively.



Michal Blumenstyk- Braverman will approach this transformation in security analytics from the perspective of the attacks that she sees on a daily basis in her work at RSA’s Anti-Fraud Command Center. Though her work is highly sensitive, in her session on “Cyber Intelligence to Combat Cyber Crime”she’ll show some great examples of the attacks the AFCC has intercepted and of the underground economy in malware and stolen identities. And she’ll show how cyber Intelligence and big data analytics have transformed the AFCC’s ability to detect and respond to these challenges.


In the next several blogs I’ll talk about some of the other security topics we’ll be exploring at EMCworld 2013. Stay tuned!

Bob Griffin

Bob Griffin is Chief Security Architect at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he is responsible for technical architecture, standards and strategy, particularly for RSA’s data security products. He represents EMC to several standards organization, including as co-chair of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technical committee. Bob has extensive experience in security strategy, corporate governance, business process transformation and software development. He has had the primary architectural responsibility for a number of production systems environments and for major software engineering projects at RSA, Entrust and Digital Equipment Corporation,. He is a frequently requested speaker for professional and industry conferences and has instructed courses within both professional and university settings.