Zero Trust was a key theme during RSA Conference 2019. There were at least 10 sessions on the subject and it seemed you couldn’t walk an aisle in the expo hall without seeing "Zero Trust” in a vendor tagline.
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Since last year’s RSA Conference, micro-segmentation has been named a top 10 security project and a foundational component of Zero Trust strategy. This evolution was evident at RSAC 2019. Attendees moved past asking "what is it and what can it do for me?" to "how do I adopt it in my environment and what are the operational considerations?" This is a big shift in mindset and is reflected in the fact that more organizations have micro-segmentation as a line item in the budget.
I had many conversations about operational aspects and organizational collaboration needed to deploy micro-segmentation at this year’s show. Here are some of my notes:
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The San Francisco springtime gave us plenty of weather to talk about at this year's RSA Conference. But the forecast has been cloudy for a while now.
Analysts project nearly 80 percent growth in cloud adoption in two years, with IT environments moving from almost half cloud in 2018 to more than two-thirds by 2020. By that time, 49 percent of businesses will store the majority of their data in the public cloud, according to the latest Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report.Read more »
It was a rich week at RSA Conference 2019, the nerd prom of the cybersecurity world. Thousands descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center from all over the world. They came, they saw, they cyber-conquered. On my side, I joined Dr. Chase Cunningham for a discussion at Illumio’s customer dinner; attended the U.S.-Australia track 1.5 dialogue with representatives from the two countries’ governments and industry; listened to General Paul Nakasone (U.S. Army), the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the Director of the NSA, address the masses at RSAC; and met with colleagues from the national security community I’d not seen since leaving D.C. in 2015. It was a great week.
Here are a few of my takeaways:Read more »