Archive for February, 2011

Between The Lines, The Security Threat When the Insider Gets Outside
InfoSecurity UK, Securing the Remote Working Environment
Insecure About Security, It’s Time To Re-Examine Endpoint Security, Facebook and Web Apps Threaten Network Security
ZDNet Australia, Security Q&A: The Father of Firewall

The RSA Conference 2011 came to end last week with a keynote from former President Bill Clinton, in which the former president talked about the risks involved information security, in light of WikiLeaks and the Stuxnet virus. The event was closed to media, causing a stir in its own right.

Keynote politics aside, this year’s show boasted a strong attendance and covered some of the most compelling and relevant security issues of the day.

  • Cloud Security was a major topic, with attendees hungry for guidance on how to navigate cloud security, especially how to foster identify visibility and compliance in the cloud.
  • Among the solutions proposed during a panel on cyber war was a stronger partnership between the government and the private sector.
  • Mobile remains an elusive topic – people want to talk about it, but don’t quite know what to say yet.

What are your thoughts on RSA? Did anything from this year’s show excite, stun, disappoint?

VPN Haus caught up with Chris Liebert is a Senior Analyst for IDC’s Security Services practice, at RSA 2011 to talk about trends she was noticing at the show.

Chris points out that authentication on mobile devices has been a major topic of conversation. Endpoint security, in general, has been a major push with attendees looking to safeguard access to corporate servers.

Insecure About Security, Random Thoughts from the RSA Conference
Network Security Blog, RSA Video Interview: Is Over-Hyping Cloud Good?
NetworkSecurityEdge, RSA Thoughts
Silicon Angle, Web and Mobile Security Policies and Proposals are Hot Items in RSA
The Tech Herald, RSA Conference Live: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3

VPN Haus caught up with David Spark of Spark Media and shared with us the key trends he’s seeing at RSA 2011.

In the wake of WikiLeaks, David sees data breaches as a hot topic at RSA. He also points out cloud fatigue is wearing on attendees this year, yet the topic continues to be important.