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A View From the #RSAC SOC – Part 2

In today’s world, cameras are just about everywhere – in stores, on the streets, inside of cars, and many other locations.   Now, imagine you are a bank employee and your bank had no cameras – would you feel secure?   Probably not.   The reality is that many organizations have no “security cameras” on their networks to…

A View From the #RSAC SOC

First full day at RSA Conference 2017 started with an excellent keynote and the expected rush of mobile devices to the wireless network.  After a bit more than a day the Wi-Fi network is regularly pushing 500-700mpbs of traffic, which the RSA NetWitness® packet decoder is handling nicely.  The port scanning activity detected on the…

Leading in an Era of Chaos

Consider… American Authorities are confident that the Russian Government was behind the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee. Did that attack change the course of the U.S. presidential election? We’ll never know. But it definitely changed the discourse that followed. The idea of a foreign power mounting a cyberattack to undermine a U.S. election went…

The Forum at RSA Conference

This year’s RSA Conference continues the long string of high powered speakers from both the private and the public sector. While there are great keynotes and more than 500 track sessions, we discovered we needed more! Five years ago, many senior government officials were looking for a platform from which they could communicate what they…

2017 is the Year for RSA Business-Driven Security™ Solutions

This week, RSA will be making a global announcement during the 2017 RSA Conference to formally unveil RSA Business-Driven Security solutions, a new approach to help customers manage cyber risk. This architecture, along with several concurrent solution and service announcements, enables customers to take command of their risk posture and secure what matters most. BUSINESS-DRIVEN…

Launching the Security Operations Center (SOC) at RSA Conference

Welcome to RSA Conference 2017! The RSA Conference SOC team set up the Security Operations Center over the weekend. We were here along with scores of construction crews re building huge booth displays for some of the largest security companies in the world. It was a long weekend of building, lighting – and of course…

Are Software Supply Chain Attacks the New Norm?

How many of us stop to think about updating software we use every day? Do you think “maybe I should check for threats on this before I install it?” Or do you wait for it to automatically update? For many of us, we don’t consider the security of the everyday software we use. This is…

RSAC Innovation Sandbox – Celebrating disruption

Fear of the unknown is a universal human trait according to anthropologist Donald Brown. In behavioral science, it’s called status quo bias- the emotional bias or preference humans have to the current state of affairs and their built in resistance to change. “Humans are allergic to change”, declared Admiral Grace Hopper, computing pioneer and 2016…

Four Characteristics of Top-Notch Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence is a hot topic these days and was arguably one of the top themes of RSA Conference 2016. However, organizations need to realize that simply having more data about the latest threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits is not the answer to all their cybersecurity problems. On the contrary, threat intelligence is only helpful if…

Dude, Where Is My Archer Summit?

We have all had that moment walking out of the shopping mall or the airport.  Everyone knows the feeling when that rush of doubt takes hold of our brains.  We stand frozen and frantically wait for our cerebral cortex to do its thing and pluck that single memory out of our vast network of synapses……