RSA 2013: Innovating for Better Risk Management

Amy Larsen DeCarlo
Amy Larsen DeCarlo

Summary Bullets:

  • Even with IT budgets extremely tight, security remains a funding priority for the enterprise in the face of a virulent threat environment, as was clear from the crowds at this year’s RSA Security Conference.
  • Security challenges associated with BYOD, virtualization, application layer attacks and the skills gap are driving organizations to focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing assets for better risk management.

Where there is a will, there seems to always be a way when it comes to IT security breaches.  At times, it seems as if the IT security industry and hackers are running on parallel tracks when it comes to innovating to prevent and launch attacks, with tenacious hackers too often getting the upper hand.  Yet, as the high attendance figures (approximately 24,000) at this year’s RSA Security Conference in San Francisco show, the enterprise is hardly ready to give up the fight.  Instead, vendors and managed security service providers (MSSPs) alike are continuing to come up with more advanced mechanisms to find and fix vulnerabilities and better mitigate risk to prevent exploits. Continue reading “RSA 2013: Innovating for Better Risk Management”