RSA 2020 Conference, which took place in Moscone Center, San Francisco 24-28 February 2020. It attracted 36,000 attendees, 700+ speakers and 650+ exhibitors, who united to discuss the Human Factor in cybersecurity, which was the theme of this year’s conference.
Cloud security, endpoint security, election security and alternative authentication methods, API based data security and cloud security are a few topics that were discussed during the conference. If you have missed the RSA Conference 2020 for any reason and interested in learning about key takeaways, then you are at the right place.
In this article, you will learn about seven key takeaways from global RSA Conference 2020.
Sophisticated cybersecurity attacks such as voice fraud were the talk of the town during RSA Conference 2020. With easily accessible automatic malware obfuscation methods at their disposal, cybercriminals can now launch thousands of malware, which can bypass signature-based protection. Apart from traditional social engineering attacks such as phishing attacks and spear-phishing attacks, hackers will continue to target businesses with advanced cybersecurity attacks. That is why it is more important to have a robust threat detection system in place that can not only block traditional attacks but also save you against the latest threats.
The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Track at RSA 2020 Conference were chockablock with sessions. The focus was on integrating machine learning into software development processes as well as AI-powered forensics. The experts also discussed how machine learning can be used to protect your online and data privacy of data stored on best dedicated servers or cloud.
One thing that was clearly evident was that both hackers and cybersecurity professionals are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to your advantage. Cyber attackers are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to tweak their malware so it can easily fool traditional security systems while cybersecurity professionals are using it to detect cybersecurity threats and attacks.
Cloud Security Alliance organized a day-long seminar to shed light on the importance of threat hunting in the cloud environment. It also highlighted frequent cloud attacks and shared cloud security best practices to protect your cloud infrastructure from those attacks. With little to no visibility, threat hunting becomes a daunting challenge.
With more than 120 vendors promoting their products on the floor and more than 50 presentations and panels focusing on endpoint security, it became the center of attention. Instead of trying to grab audience attention, Absolute Software took a completely different route and conducted a survey at RSA Conference 2020. Survey results were surprising as they found that 75% of respondents agreed that they are using endpoint security solutions.
Crypto will stay in the limelight as there are backdoors that can be exploited by hackers. Experts are crystal clear that you can either create a cryptography system that is secure but complex or create a system that uses weak cryptography, but it is easily accessible. Striking the right balance will be critical for success. Even if you want to keep a backdoor, make it so complicated that it can not be exploited by hackers.
DevSecOps will be more critical in the future. At least, that is what it seems from the topics at RSA Conference 2020. DevSecOps is not just about technology, but it demands a cultural change. It also forces you to think like a developer. Understand how developers think, act and behave. Once you get a grasp over it, you can create applications that are much more secure.
As cybersecurity threats evolve, the need for unique cybersecurity solutions that can deal with those emerging threats also grows. The older approaches, tools and technologies won’t work anymore. This will lead to mushrooming growth in the number of innovative cybersecurity solutions. With so many cybersecurity solutions in the market, prices will come down thanks to healthy competition between vendors. This is a win-win situation for consumers who are not only spoilt for choice but can also get the best value for their money when they opt for a cybersecurity solution.
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