RSA Conference 2017 Wrap Up

San Francisco, yet again, hosted another fantastic RSA Conference event. This is the fourth I have been to and the first as an attendee. Putting aside the fan fare of post event parties, the number, volume, maturity and quality of security vendors all in one place is staggering.

Some things are very clear from RSA2017 – the volume of threats are not going down, threat intelligence is gaining far greater momentum and traditional blacklist technology is making way for more dynamic defence mechanisms.  And there a lot to choose from depending on need.

We had the opportunity to catch up with many of our vendors while in San Francisco and we would like to thank the folks at OPSWAT, Cybonet, Ninja, Flexera and Palamida (now Flexera), Cososys, Thycotic, and Picus Security for the time they took out of their busy schedules to go over new innovations, direction, and strategies for shared growth. Covering endpoint protection, DLP and device control, privileged account management, air gap networks, content disarm and reconstruct technology, network defence effectiveness, remote monitoring and management and so much more, was a challenge but we got through it with new insights and clear directions. For quick overviews checkout our solutions page.

Keep your eye on all of the above as there is some exciting stuff coming through this year for each of these vendors and new products launching to address market need.  As a starter keep your eyes open for Cybowall, The new Opswat Kiosk, Ninja’s newest integrations, Flexera’s SVM and Thycotic Privileged Behavioural Analytics.

What is most impressive, is the overwhelming desire from all fronts to address the needs of respective markets. The breadth, depth and direction of our vendors’ solutions is more than commendable. 2017 is shaping up to be a very busy year.

As always, understand your position, understand the threatscape, analyse what’s normal and what’s not, assess your need for adjustments, make a decision, execute, test effectiveness and start again. And don’t forget to educate!