The RSA conference is a yearly security conference where various internet security topics are discussed. Well, this year’s discussions are quite intense, and involve many of the latest problems.
- Security training is an important thing for any person. Teaching people about the seriousness of threats is highly important. Not just about some of the basics of threats, like an IP address, firewalls, or antivirus software. But, more than that, more focused on trends in computer security, social engineering, etc. With the increase of people using tablets, smartphones, etc., there is a big need for understanding cybersecurity. (Secure Connexion has their own ventured school, SecuSchool, hosted on a sister website.)
- Cybersecurity on Planet Earth is in big trouble! Experts state that the internet was designed to be build without security concerns. However, with password theft, business attacks, fraud, phishing, etc. – this makes internet security far more important. Problem is, attackers are also getting organized with their criminal activity. With that, there is a need for counterintelligence methods.
- “Too big to be good” is how most security companies are being stated as. By the time new businesses are started fighting new cyberthreats, criminals already have new plans being carried out.
- Free personal data (in numbers of petabytes) are out there in social media and analytics. Scams, fraud, and phishing scams can be built with the free information available online.
- Mobile malware on the rise. An apparent 30% of malware submissions (not necessarily new) are reported to come from mobile platforms.
- Cyberespionage is on the rise big time! Governments are spying on each other, gathering information, stealing secrets, and preparing to construct cyberattacks.
- There are a lot of good security startups, which are making steady advances toward the future of cybersecurity. We’re just one of those startups.
Today, continuing in RSA, keynote speeches will be posed from Vint Cerf of Google, Philippe Courtot of Qualys with special guess John Pescatore of SANS Institute, Christopher Young of Cisco, Mike Fey of McAfee, and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia.
Last year’s conference highlights were as follows:
- Application, cloud, data, and mobile security
- Hacking and other threats
- Governance & laws
- Risk & compliance
- Professional development
- Strategy & architecture
- Technology infrastructure
We will most likely have more details about RSA 2013 in the coming days. The conference runs from February 25-March 1 in San Francisco.