Welcome to ISMG's compendium of RSA Conference 2022. The 31st annual conference covered a wide range of topics including cybercrime, cyberwarfare, zero trust, supply chain risk, ransomware, OT security, cyber insurance and jobs. Access 150+ interviews with the top speakers and influencers.
The need to secure cloud workloads and environments isn't new, but a surge of funding and attention has come to the sector over the past year. One of the most acclaimed cloud security startups has been Wiz, which in October raised $250 million on a $6 billion valuation.
CTO Daniele Catteddu of the Cloud Security Alliance sees significant gaps in how the cybersecurity industry delivers education and training. For example, he says, while organizations are demanding Zero Trust services and guidance on implementation, the industry's offerings do not meet that demand.
Organizations are struggling to implement all the security technology they've purchased and ensure they are protected across the most important areas of risk and posture, according to Amol Kulkarni, chief product and engineering officer at CrowdStrike.
Cloud has a dirty little secret: While most say moving to cloud is inevitable, not everything today can or even should run in the cloud, says SecZetta's Richard Bird. He explains why hybrid approaches are here to stay and how security teams must respond, especially when it comes to identity.
Microsoft Azure Chief Security and Risk Officer Edna Conway says the industry is getting better at sharing information, but adds, "We don't have the protections that we need." She envisions a new model for information sharing that will be better suited for use in the next 10 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the migration to the cloud for many organizations, and there have also been challenges associated with securing hybrid or multi-cloud environments, according to Omdia Senior Principal Analyst Fernando Montenegro.
Companies need better visibility into their ever-changing distributed environments "like never before," says Mike Kiser, director of strategy and standards at SailPoint. He discusses cloud governance, digital transformation and identities, and the importance of transparency in automation.
For CISOs, it's critical to not implement security without first carefully considering the user's experience, says Bernardo Vasquez, advisory CISO in the strategic client practice of Palo Alto Networks. He explains why and discusses other topics, including ZTNA 2.0.
Most publicly traded security vendors specialize in one technology category, but Palo Alto Networks has built out industry-leading practices around network security, cloud security and security operations. CEO Nikesh Arora discusses this unique path.
Erwän Keräudy and Jeff Gore of CybelAngel say that due to cloud migration, people working remotely, and the connected ecosystem of suppliers, "the perimeter is dead." We need a comprehensive assessment of critical external threats, they say, including a scan of "the infrastructure of the internet."
Broadcom has agreed to buy cloud and virtualization giant VMware for $61 billion, bringing together the $1.6 billion Symantec and $1 billion VMware security teams. Broadcom will incorporate its existing security offerings into the VMware portfolio and bring them to market under the VMware brand.
Cybersecurity startup Lacework has announced layoffs - affecting 20% of its employees, according to one report - to strengthen its balance sheet, just six months after raising $1.3 billion. The company says it restructured its business in response to a large shift in the public and private markets.
Check Point is aggressively expanding its salesforce and standing up "rockets" focused on emerging technology areas to land more customer deals outside network security. The company will couple 25% growth in its salesforce with dedicated investments around cloud security, email security and MDR.
Gigamon has promoted Shane Buckley to CEO and tasked him with expanding the company's ability to protect customer data in the cloud. Buckley plans to broaden Gigamon's portfolio and add more functionality to guard data in motion regardless of if it resides in a physical, virtual or cloud network.