We are now halfway through RSA Conference 2019. It has been an exciting week filled with great sessions, opportunities to learn about new companies, and networking with other professionals in the industry. One of the main events on Monday and perhaps one of the most popular events of the week, was the RSAC Innovation Sandbox. Every year, 10 finalists compete for the “Most Innovative Startup” title. Each company is allowed only three minutes to demonstrate how they are minimizing infosec risk. This year’s competition started with Hugh Thompson inviting one of the judges, Niloofar Razi Howe, on stage to discuss the current security landscape.
Niloofar Razi Howe is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor who has been in the technology industry for 25 years. She explained how the current threat landscape is expanding and we need innovation to not only fix our current problems, but also the problems of the future. Niloofar continued the conversation with some of the most common cybercrimes, such as phishing, and ended by stating that “cybersecurity is about enabling digital transformation.”
This idea on the expanding threat landscape is mentioned many times in different publications, speeches, etc., including the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report. Organizations are experiencing speed and agility as they embrace the cloud, but it has also introduced new security challenges and risks. This year’s “participating organizations report experiencing a wide range of cyber-attacks over the last 24 months”. With the increasing amount of threat vectors, organizations must adopt a defense-in-depth strategy. The report’s “call to action to treat cloud security as a strategic imperative, one that entails a multifaceted approach to secure the business cloud” shares similarities with Niloofar’s concluding statement.
For more information, read the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report.
Also stop by Oracle’s three booths at RSAC for more information on how to protect your company from the evolving threat landscape by adopting core-to-edge security.