Big data isn't about size, says Gartner's Neil MacDonald. It's much bigger: Big data is about volume, velocity, variety and complexity, and requires new approaches on how information is used to secure digital assets.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has spent a significant amount of time meeting with over 400 CSOs. From his interactions, Clark offers his advice on how chief information security officers can be more effective.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.
"People appreciate being contacted when particular transactions look risky," says Peter Tapling, President and CEO of Authentify. "Out-of-band authentication provides the opportunity to do that in real-time, at very low cost to the institutions."
Far too many identity solutions today rely on simple user names and passwords, says Brent Williams, CTO of Anakam Identity Services - the identity product line of Equifax. But the future of identity is bright, he says.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.