RSA 2012 Conference Wrap-up
Mar 09, 2012
The RSA 2012 Conference, the largest information security event, was held last week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The 21st annual event was larger and stronger than I have ever seen. This is no big surprise given that the latest Infonetics Research quarterly report cited that network security appliances and software is expected to increase 8% in 2012 with a long-term global market forecast of $6.7 billion by 2016. This was evident in the increased traffic, packed sessions and new exhibitors that debuted this year.
The keynote sessions revealed several interesting trends including:
“Digital Natives” entering the workforce is changing the corporate security world in two important areas. One, they are always connected mentality and two they do not separate “work” and “personal” connectivity or their devices.
“Hactivism” is on the rise which creates a constant, persistent threat and the attacks are better coordinated and more sophisticated.
Securing Cloud Services remains challenging. Securing mobile devices utilizing cloud services for business is a pressing challenge and encryption everywhere is a necessity.
NEI was busy throughout the week catching up with customers and partners while providing attendees demos of our application management capabilities which enable you to monitor and manage appliances anytime, anywhere. We ended the event with our famous cocktail reception and one lucky winner walked away with an iPad.