RSA Conference 2020 San Francisco

The RSA Conference has been held in San Francisco from 24 to 28th February. This year’s conference theme has been the “Human Element.” And it is because, letting behind all the impressive and sophisticated technology out there, it’s actually the cybersecurity professionals who are the key to protect the digital assets. As key actors, we approach the security landscape from a different perspectives, but all of them correlated: mobile threats, phishing, ransomware, AppSec, DevSecOps, InfoSec, SecOps, security policy and management, security tool development, security training, and many more.

The event has put together a cybersecurity professionals, analysts, software and service vendors, government agencies, press and many other profiles related, and provided interesting about the trends on the industry.

For some years now cybersecurity has been a hot topic because we’re the ones, as industry, that protect not just data, “but our most vulnerable people and every aspect of our lives — from election hacking to the weaponization of social media. We’re the ones making the hard decisions about privacy, ethics, usability, responsibility, and around how to ensure doors remain open for everyone”, as RSA 2020 Trend Report states.

The same Trend Report shows that RSAC received nearly 2.400 requests from speaking candidates willing to pitch at the conference. And this year there were more submissions related to secure product development than ever before. They were so much that RSAC decided to add a new track focused on product security. In fact, some of the submissions clued the rising need for official CPSOs (Chief Product Security Officers). And in a related trend, RSAC observed continued growth and maturation in DevSecOps-centered proposals, says the report.

Another hot theme was privacy. Formerly considered as a nice-to-have indication of “good corporate citizenship, today has reached C-Level board as a core business topic. Some companies had seen its market cap decline substantially in just few days because issues related to privacy. And they put this topic on top of their priorities not only because of regulatory compliance, but also to add business differentiation and a good user experience. We’ll see privacy and security teams within organizations working together.

Did You See Samoby?
The Samoby booth was busy all week long. We provided lots of demos showing how Samoby can detect and defend form threats no others can, providing real time alerts and executing remediation actions. If you didn’t get a chance to talk to us at the show, or if you weren’t able to make it to San Francisco this year, you can easily schedule a demo here at your convenience.

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