The RSA cybersecurity conference once again this year gathered tens of thousands of individuals to network and attend keynotes and briefings on topics ranging from election security and genomics to privacy and cybercrime. Here are 20 visual highlights from this year's event.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Juliette Kayyem - well known as a CNN cybersecurity analyst - spoke at RSA 2020 and visited ISMG's studios to share insights on nation-state threats and election security.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
The Cryptographer's Panel, which sees five cryptography experts analyze and debate top trends, remains a highlight of the annual RSA conference. For 2020, the panel focused on such topics as facial recognition, election integrity and the never-ending crypto wars, while giving shout-outs to bitcoin and blockchain.
Technology has enabled a whole new wave of "accidental" insider threats - people who make a mistake or are taken advantage of by attackers. What role can technology now play in improving insider threat detection and response? Three CISOs share their insights.
Just as consumers can look at a box of Twinkies and read a list of ingredients, so too should software makers provide users with a "bill of materials" explaining their composition, says Allan Friedman, director of cybersecurity initiatives at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Andre Durand has spent decades in the cybersecurity sector and had identity in his sights when he founded Ping Identity in 2002. Nearly 20 years later, the industry is embracing the notion that cybersecurity begins with secure identity.
Retired General Keith Alexander knows a thing or two about building defenses. As the president of IronNet Cybersecurity, the ex-NSA director is now calling for private sector and government entities to come together in an effort he describes as "collective defense."
The U.S. is late to the 5G race. But there are multiple strategies that policymakers can pursue to facilitate the near-term rollout of safer and more trusted 5G networks across the country, says Michael Chertoff, executive chairman of The Chertoff Group and Department of Homeland Security secretary.
In an RSA 2020 conference keynote, Cisco's Wendy Nather spoke of "democratizing security" - thinking differently about the people we serve and secure. She expands on that theme and discusses her role as head of advisory CISOs at Cisco's Duo Security unit.
Ex-federal CISO Gregory Touhill, a retired general, understands the global staffing crunch. Now, as president of AppGate Federal and as a board member for ISACA, he shares new insights on how to tackle cybersecurity recruiting and retention.