RSA’s annual security conference, San Francisco
Here are a few of the notable trends at this year’s conference:
1. Focus on Cybersecurity
From RSA Conference general manager Linda Gray: “This year, the spotlight has been on cybersecurity more than ever. From massive breaches to the announcement of President Obama’s new cybersecurity initiatives, the information security industry certainly has a lot to talk about. Over the course of the conference, we’ll be challenging the status quo of thoughts and procedures, and we will come up with new ways to secure our digital future.” Cybersecurity concerns have continued to grow, and it’s definitely the topic on everyone’s minds at RSA this year.
2. How much should threat intelligence cost?
New York Times Bits reports “grumblings that such intelligence [reports] should be offered for free.” Companies that provide intelligence about the hackers behind cyberattacks typically charge for their service. But some would argue that cybersecurity is in everyone’s best interest and this information should be as openly accessible as possible.
3. Phishing awareness training is working … but hackers are adapting
We’ve talked about the threat phishing attacks pose to your company in previous blogs, and recommended employee awareness. A report released at RSA indicates that this kind of training has proven effective, but has been primarily targeted at executives and upper management. Hackers have retargeted their efforts towards lower level employees, which can be just as dangerous to your business.