The RSA Conference is the information security industry's largest and most influential annual event. This year’s show, from Feb. 29-March 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, covers the latest trends, technologies and threats. SearchSecurity editors sort out the breaking news from the event, interview the foremost industry experts at the show and provide in-depth coverage of the most pressing issues facing security professionals and enterprises such as IoT threats, cloud security advancements and the "going dark" encryption debate, bringing it all together here.
1Defending against adversaries-
Enterprise threats and risks
From new nation-state hackers to cloud-based threats and sophisticated obfuscation techniques, enterprises in 2016 must contend with a variety of more dangerous and diverse types of attacks. Find out about the enterprise threats and risks security experts are most concerned about at RSA Conference 2016.
The U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit rolled out a new version of its cybersecurity checklist, which it claims will help reduce attacks by increasing the costs of those attacks. Continue Reading
Microsoft's top lawyer criticized the U.S. government's efforts to undermine strong encryption, and called on the industry to support and defend the technology. Continue Reading
Diffie, Hellman receive Turing Award and experts review cryptography research, Apple vs. FBI, Juniper backdoors, quantum crypto and the future of cryptography. Continue Reading
Bruce Schneier chats with SearchSecurity during lunch at RSAC about IBM's plans to acquire Resilient Systems to complete their security offering. Continue Reading
Trend Micro's Mark Nunnikhoven said enterprises are often forced to deploy distinct cloud security controls for each type of service they deploy, making security unmanageable. Continue Reading
The RSA 2016 Innovation Sandbox competition highlights the top security startups, but only one will be awarded title of 'RSA Conference 2016's Most Innovative Startup.' Continue Reading
Several CISOs discussed why cloud access security brokers are imperative to their respective enterprises during a panel discussion at RSA Conference 2016. Continue Reading
2Emerging technologies -
IoT, threat intelligence and security analytics
New technologies and service models like cloud access security brokers, Internet of Things and machine learning are poised to shake the foundations of enterprise security. Here’s what you need to know about the trends and technology emerging at RSA Conference 2016.
The Internet of Things once again dominates the agenda at RSA Conference 2016, but experts say there will be other hot topics, including the growing debate between IT and the government over encryption backdoors. Continue Reading
Amit Yoran kicked off RSAC 2016 by publicly backing strong encryption, denouncing the 'going dark' debate and calling for more creativity in cybersecurity. Continue Reading
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Government surveillance and privacy regulations
Issues such as government surveillance, privacy regulations, data residency and the “going dark” debate over encryption have gripped the information security industry. Find on what infosec experts and government leaders have to say about them at RSA Conference 2016.
During a panel discussion at RSA Conference 2016, representatives from top cloud providers such as Google and Microsoft discussed the legal battle between Apple and the FBI over encrypted data. Continue Reading
RSAC panelists had a spirited and nuanced debate about government encryption backdoors, and the topic is more difficult to parse than expected. Continue Reading
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announces the 'Hack the Pentagon' bug bounty program and new Defense Innovation Advisory Board to be headed by Eric Schmidt. Continue Reading
Private sector cooperation with the government is key to successful protection against cyberthreats, says U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers in an address to RSA Conference 2016. Continue Reading
Rep. Michael McCaul makes the case for encryption commission legislation as an answer to the 'going dark' problem in the face of global cyberthreats. Continue Reading