RSA Conference Covering the Best and Worst in Security

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2016-02-29 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAILY VIDEO: RSA Conference: From celebrity speakers to latest security news; Apple's smaller 9.7-inch iPad will be an iPad Pro, not an Air 3; Microsoft Cloud App Security unmasks shadow IT; and there's more.

 
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Today's topics include what to expect at the annual RSA Conference, Apple's announcement that its smaller 9.7-inch iPad will be an iPad Pro instead of an Air 3, Microsoft Cloud App Security's unmasking of shadow IT and warnings of tax-related fraud as April 15 approaches.

The annual RSA Conference USA starts today in San Francisco. Without any doubt, the ongoing privacy and legal battle between Apple and the FBI over unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the suspects in a Dec. 2, 2015, mass shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in San Bernardino, Calif., will be mentioned often.

The news of the day is always reflected in the announcements, sessions and keynotes at the RSA Conference. In that respect, it's an event that follows the hottest security topics of the day.

When Apple unveils its rumored smaller 9.7-inch tablet in March, previous reports said the device would have the iPad Air 3 moniker. But new reports now say that Apple will unveil the latest tablet as a smaller version of its premier enterprise-focused 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet.

The iPad Pro will soon reportedly be offered in distinct 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch versions, just like Apple's MacBook Pro laptop machines are available in 13-inch and 15-inch models.

The new smaller iPad is expected to be launched at an Apple event on March 15.

Last year, Microsoft acquired Adallom, a security software company focused on safeguarding data in multicloud environments. Soon, Adallom's technology will be featured in Microsoft's forthcoming Cloud App Security product.

Billed as a cloud access security broker solution, Microsoft Cloud App Security will help enterprises lift the veil on shadow IT.

As April 15—tax day in the United States—approaches, the security risk from tax-related fraud is on the rise, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

It's not just the IRS, though, that is warning about tax-related online fraud. The Online Trust Alliance is warning that 46 percent of the e-filing tax Websites it surveyed get a failing grade for security. According to the IRS, phishing and malware incidents are up approximately 400 percent so far this tax season.

 
 
 

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