March 8, 2012

2012 RSA Security Conference

Like 20,000 other people across the country and world, I just returned from the 2012 RSA Security Conference.  It was a long week with the conference sessions starting just a few hours after the vendor after-parties wound down in some cases.  Despite being known as a vendor-centric conference, there were some great panels and ideas being shared amongst the community.  Over the course of the next few days, I'll be posting some thoughts on some of the ideas that were shared, some of the better talks, and trends in the information security field.

To start, I can say that the main focus, at least from a vendor perspective, of the conference could be boiled down to just a few words.  Mobility was a big focus with vendors touting products supporting deployment of tablets and smart phones.  Automation and continuous monitoring also took center stage especially when talking about the Federal government market.  Lastly, how could RSA get through its 2012 edition without obsessing over cloud.  Most of the popular sessions; the bulk of vendor marketing; and the general buzz centered around these three topics although there were great sessions and ideas covering other areas as well.

More to come!

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