While RSA Conference 2015 is now a thing of the past, it’s important not to lose sight of the key takeaways from the event and the action items they can inspire. Whether you were at the show or not, I think every IT decision maker and security professional will find the below assets useful as they speak to what we need to recognize: the rapid change of data hosting and how and where that data is accessed has made a “business as usual” outlook on security too dangerous to tolerate.
Why Saying YES is Changing Information Security – Podcast with Tsion Gonen
In his podcast recorded by Help Net Security at RSA this year, Tsion Gonen, Chief Strategy Officer at Gemalto, reviews how the data security changes in the last 5 years have led the industry to where it is today.
“One of the first things that changed for us, for example, as a vendor on the security side is you don’t have to scare anyone anymore. Now that is a huge change. … People that have been in the security industry on the vendor side have been very busy scaring people. This thing can happen, and this thing can happen. You have to buy my thing; otherwise, something bad can happen,” Tsion says to open the podcast.
“I think that the people that are still scaring people, trying to scare people, are totally wasting their time. They’re living five years ago. You don’t need to scare anyone. They’re already totally scared. They’re probably confused about how did they get to that point, because they’ve actually been investing in security. They’ve been putting money into firewalls, IDSs, next-generation firewalls, super next-generation firewalls, but still obviously it’s not working. They’re job is on the line. And people are still trying to scare them. I think it’s a waste of time. Honestly, walking through the RSA show, where we are right now, you’re still seeing scaring being done. Such a waste. …What people are really into is trying to understand why is this happening, what’s different now, and what can I do about it”
Listen to the full podcast at net-security.org to hear all of Tsion’s candid and insightful talk about where the infosec industry is today, how it got there, and where it’s going.
Whose Cloud is It Anyway? – Video with David Etue + Slides
In a new video with journalist Ericka Chickowski speaks with David Etue, VP of Corporate Development Strategy, Identity & Data Protection, Gemalto, about his session “Whose Cloud Is It Anyway? Exploring Data Security, Ownership and Control” from RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
“[The] cloud is fundamentally changing how we manage IT, and in some very, very good ways. And security has to change with that,” David explains. “And we look at how we’re traditionally spending in security, our spending is very network, host security centric. We look at how we consume cloud and manage cloud, those controls don’t transfer well. The big message is we need to step back and look at what is our long term security strategy… how do we apply security controls to protect our data in these new environments as the infrastructure changes?”
Check out the video to hear David’s insights on the best way of approaching data security in the cloud. Plus, the SlideShare presentation below presents the slides from his original presentation.