Digital Transformation and Cyber Resilience

A recap of RSAC 2017

Don Gray

February 24, 2017 - Posted by Don Gray to Security Insight

RSA 2017

RSA 2017 finished up last week - thousands of security professionals descended upon the Golden City, ready to learn about the newest technology.

If you made it to our booth, you heard us discuss how digital transformation is having a substantial impact on organizations in every industry. The cloud is becoming harder to navigate, with more products and solutions offered than ever before. On top of that, many organizations with a security program in place, are wondering how to keep up with the threat landscape and digitization.

I touched on this during my interview with Illena Armstrong, VP Editorial, SC Media at RSA. Organizations need a strong and flexible security program that is able to adopt and transition to new technological advancements for your organization. Watch the full interview below to learn about how the ability to adopt solutions faster can be cost saving, and key things to consider in the digital transformation market, including:

  1. Know your neighbors 
  2. Understand the boundary of responsibility between you and your provider
  3. Identity access management

Also during RSA, Garry Sidaway, SVP of Security Strategy and Alliances, and I had the chance to talk with Tom Field, a senior editor at ISMG. We discussed digital transformation, the emergence of managed detection and response and the changing security landscape. In the interview, we go into detail about the shift of MSSP demands, how security is changing and how we are shifting resources to meet the needs of our clients. Watch it now by clicking the play button below.

During the conference, I also had time to talk with several of my colleagues. Below are quotes from them as they interpret RSA 2017:

"Less is more". Fileless, agentless, serverless are all common themes I saw.

- Brandon Cox

More than any other year, startups were prevalent at RSA. While large security industry mainstays continue to refine their messaging, several emerging players drew respectable audiences. Major themes this year were around multi-vendor security automation (orchestration), endpoint protection and cloud security.

- Aaron Bergman

The RSA conference is great. The vast amount of knowledge is almost overwhelming but it's an amazing opportunity to learn something new.

- Scott Piper

It’s always amazing to me how one event can be viewed or interpreted so differently depending on the frame of mind of the viewer. Similar to how we approach solutions to our client’s security challenges, it’s important to get everyone’s viewpoint before recommending or providing the overview.

It’s another RSA for the books.

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