Keynotes and briefings at the recent 28th annual RSA Conference 2019 covered a wide range of topics, including privacy, hackers, cyber extortion, machine learning, artificial intelligence, human psychology, legal matters, career advice and internet-connected device concerns. Here are 15 highlights.
Traditional security processes and controls don't translate cleanly to containers, says Sabree Blackmon of Docker, who does not recommend treating containers as virtual machines to help maximize the benefits.
Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users' personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, researchers from UpGuard say. One data set contained 540 million unsecured records, the report found.
An "Asian female" has been arrested for attempting to access President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while he was staying there, claiming she wanted to use the pool. Prosecutors say the apparent Chinese national was carrying a USB thumb drive containing "malicious software" - and had no swimsuit.
How can an enterprise without a traditional perimeter understand and defend against orchestrated attacks designed to evade detection? JP Blaho of NETSCOUT Arbor offers insights on how to gain visibility.
Alert fatigue is a major challenge, and the ability of SOC teams to be proactive is hamstrung by the fact that they spend a lot of their time in doing repetitive work, says Cody Cornell of Swimlane, who advocates broader use of orchestration and automation.
It's becoming increasing important to detect adversaries that have bypassed your security controls and moved laterally in your environment, says Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks, who describes the role deception can play.
Security researcher Zammis Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Microsoft - with an accomplice - and later Nintendo, as well as stealing data and uploading malware to Microsoft's network, has received a suspended sentence.
Email remains the top threat vector for organizations. And while the move to cloud-based solutions has significantly improved email security, environments such as Office365 have their own complexities that need to be addressed, says David Wagner, CEO of Zix Corp.
The advent of IoT devices and IT/operational technology integration have dramatically expanded the attack surface. And as a result, the definition of threat intelligence is changing, says Vishak Raman of Cisco.
Multi-stage attacks use diverse and distributed methods to circumvent existing defenses and evade detection - spanning endpoints, networks, email and other vectors in an attempt to land and expand. Meanwhile, individual tools including DLP, EDR, CASBs, email security and advanced threat protection are only designed to...
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