News of NSA spying and credit card breaches at major retailers provided the catalyst to make RSA 2014 the largest and most informative RSA Conference yet. Several keynote speakers noted a general apathy about the loss of information, perhaps brought on by a sense of inevitability. With more and, more “things” connected to the network expanding the number of possible entry points to the network, the job of security becomes increasingly challenging. Real outrage will erupt when attacks impact a family or personal finances. But at that point will it be too late?
Today, smart devices contribute to an internet of things (IoT), recording and sharing personal information and providing entry points for attacks on a network. Cars track driving habits and can be accessed remotely to diagnose the trouble. Pacemakers and insulin pumps send medical data over a network as well as provide life-saving services. Then there is the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) revolution which is altering the way business is done. RSA 2014 examined ways of securing all these endpoints as critical to securing the network and securing personal information.
Attackers are seemingly innovating faster than the IT security industry, however, a new security model is evolving. Security professionals at RSA 2014 explained why they no longer focus on trying to plug every vector of attack. Instead, the focus has shifted to identifying and isolating any breach quickly to mitigate damage. Just like the police department doesn’t expect to prevent every crime, but seeks to respond quickly when a crime occurs.
UNICOM Engineering was proud to be part of the show, and appreciate everyone able to attend and all those who came by the booth. As a leader providing network hardware and solutions, UNICOM Engineering is glad to help keep you updated on industry trends presented at RSA 2014 and hopes to see you at RSA 2015.
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