Video Interviews Offer Insight at RSA Conference

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-03-12 Print this article Print

RSA's new director of federal business, the Cloud Security Alliance chief exec, DriveSavers' CTO and Okta's CEO offer useful inside information in interviews.

SAN FRANCISCO€”As it does every year, RSA Security Conference 2012 here at the Moscone Center showed 20,000 people onsite€”as well as the world€”why it continues to be the biggest and most important IT security event.

2012 marked the show's 20th anniversary, with companies attending from all over the world with product announcements and demonstrations highlighting the latest and greatest in their security portfolios. Products covered a wide range of security-related sectors and ranged from networking to cloud services to application security.

Web application firewalls are always on everyone's agenda, as organizations start worrying about sophisticated attackers launching more complex attacks against Websites.

With the oncoming bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend changing how IT administrators control access to applications on the network, vendors rolled out mobile device management products designed to make the process less daunting.

The cloud was the focus of many discussions, whether as a way to deliver security tools or to protect the data housed within from cyber-attacks.

eWEEK's coverage included Labs Director Cameron Sturdevant's take on the 21 hottest vendors at the show.  Senior Writer Fahmida Rashid, who practically lived at Moscone Center that week, chipped in with several articles, including "Security Products That Deliver What You Need."

You can always check all of eWEEK's security coverage at this section site.

We also did a number of enlightening interviews on video. These included:

  • New RSA director of federal business, Navy Adm. (Ret.) Mike Brown
  • Okta CEO and founder Todd McKinnon
  • Cloud Security Alliance Executive Director Jim Reavis
  • DriveSavers CTO Mike Hall
These interviews are concise (about 8 minutes or fewer) yet loaded with good, timely information about these organizations. Check them out below.

Fahmida Rashid contributed to this story. Chris Preimesberger is eWEEK Editor for Features and Analysis. Twitter: editingwhiz

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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