RSA Conference Provides Comprehensive Look at the State of Security

 
 
By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2016-03-08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    1 - RSA Conference Provides Comprehensive Look at the State of Security
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    RSA Conference Provides Comprehensive Look at the State of Security

    The world's largest IT security conference showcases new Internet of things risks, debates on privacy and some Hollywood show business too.
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    2 - 25th Anniversary Event Fills Moscone North, South and West
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    25th Anniversary Event Fills Moscone North, South and West

    RSA Conference 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the security event and managed to completely fill the North, South and West buildings of San Francisco's Moscone Center.
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    3 - Big Name Government, Tech and Showbiz Keynoters
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    Big Name Government, Tech and Showbiz Keynoters

    Keynotes are a highlight for many who attend the RSA Conference in any given year, and the 2016 event was no exception. Among the major technology leaders giving keynotes this year were Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Palo Alto Networks; Michael Brown, CEO of Symantec; and Martin Fink, CTO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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    4 - RSA President Tells Industry to 'Wake Up'
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    RSA President Tells Industry to 'Wake Up'

    In the opening keynote of the RSA Conference, Amit Yoran, president of RSA Security, told the audience that it's time for both IT security vendors and practitioners to wake up to the modern reality of threats.
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    5 - Head of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command Explains His Mission
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    Head of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command Explains His Mission

    U.S. Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, delivered the message that he wants to work with the technology industry to help defend both the security and privacy of Americans.
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    6 - Secretary of Defense Wants More Security Innovation
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    Secretary of Defense Wants More Security Innovation

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter detailed the new "Hack the Pentagon" effort, aimed at engaging security researchers in helping identify potential security vulnerabilities.
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    7 - Intel Security Chief Talks IT Talent Shortage
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    Intel Security Chief Talks IT Talent Shortage

    Christopher Young, senior vice president and general manager at Intel Security, used his time on the RSA Conference keynote stage to discuss the challenge of and opportunities for hiring and training IT security talent.
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    8 - VMware CEO Emphasizes Virtualization for Security
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    VMware CEO Emphasizes Virtualization for Security

    In a keynote, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, discussed his company's Distributed Network Encryption (DNE) effort, which aims to secure virtual machine workloads. VMware has been talking about DNE since at least 2015 as a way to improve data center security.
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    9 - Exploiting Toys in a Cradle
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    Exploiting Toys in a Cradle

    This year's RSA Conference also included an Internet of things (IoT) playroom that showcased vulnerabilities in connected devices. Among the devices shown were a number of children's toys that could have exposed user information to risk.
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    10 - Forget the Toaster, Your Kettle Can Hack You
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    Forget the Toaster, Your Kettle Can Hack You

    One of the IoT vulnerabilities on display was an attack against a connected Kettle (iKettle) that potentially could have enabled a hacker to gain unauthorized access to a user's network.
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    Vendor Targets OPM Breach Victims

    The breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2015 exposed nearly 26 million Americans to risk. Passages, one of the exhibitors on the RSA Conference show floor, attempted to market to those victims by claiming that identity theft monitoring isn't enough.
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    FBI Brings Tommy Gun to RSA

    While the FBI's legal battle with Apple resonated throughout the keynotes and sessions, the bureau was also an exhibitor at the RSA Conference. As has been the case the last several years of the conference, the FBI had a vintage Tommy gun on display.
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    DHS Promotes the Department at RSA

    At its both at the RSA Conference this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security talked to attendees about what it does and the programs it offers to help keep us all safe.
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    14 - NSA: Defending Our Nation, Securing the Future
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    NSA: Defending Our Nation, Securing the Future

    The National Security Agency set up a booth in the exhibit halls of the Moscone Center to explain its mission of information assurance.
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    Israeli Companies Showcase Their Technologies

    A number of booths on the RSA Conference show floor were set up to highlight vendors from certain countries. Among them was the Israel booth, where vendors detailed their offerings.
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    Korean Security Technology on Display

    Technology vendors from South Korea detailed their capabilities to RSA Conference 2016 attendees.
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    United Kingdom Highlights Security Innovation

    Although not quite as large as the Israel and Korea booths, the UK was also present on the show floor highlighting its security vendors.
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    Game of Threats at RSA

    Among the more interesting booths at the show this year was that of security vendor ThreatTrack, which used the idea of Game of Threats (an obvious nod to the popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones") to attract attendees.
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    The Force Awakens at RSA

    With the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film recently in theaters, there was no shortage of Star Wars-themed booths and giveaways. Network security vendor A10 had a Star Wars-themed virtual slot machine that it used to award prizes to attendees.
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    Juniper Raffles Star Wars Legos

    Juniper Networks had a Star Wars Lego giveaway at its booth in an attempt to attract RSA Conference attendees.
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    21 - Kevin Mitnick Educates on Social Engineering Risks
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    Kevin Mitnick Educates on Social Engineering Risks

    Infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick posed for pictures at the KnowBe4 booth, helping to boost visibility for the company's security awareness training services.
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    22 - CSI: Cyber Actors Discuss Facts and Fiction
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    CSI: Cyber Actors Discuss Facts and Fiction

    A panel that included the executive producer and actors from the TV drama "CSI: Cyber" talked about how real their show is and how they hope it will impact the IT security industry.
 

The 25th anniversary edition of the annual RSA Conference was held from Feb. 29 to March 4 in San Francisco's Moscone Center, showcasing the best and the worst that the security world has to offer, ranging from new products (check out eWEEK's slide show on RSA product announcements here) to new vulnerabilities in the emerging connected world, often referred to as the Internet of things (IoT). The hottest topic at this year's conference was the Apple-FBI court battle, which elicited comments and criticisms from both technology and U.S. government leaders who spoke at the conference. Another key issue that was raised in a number of sessions and highlighted in a keynote by Intel Security Senior Vice President Christopher Young is the ongoing challenge of finding skilled IT security professionals. While the keynote and session rooms were full, so too were the sprawling exhibit halls of the Moscone North and South conference center. Vendors attempted to differentiate themselves with all manner of giveaways and interesting booth brandings. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the keynotes, sessions and exhibitors that were at the RSA Conference 2016 event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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