At the end of the second day of the conference, I asked Dave Lewis, Author of the Liquid Matrix security blog, to offer up a summary of what he saw from the show floor at the RSA Conference. Here’s a summary of his points:
What was old is new again. Repackaging of tech to attract the latest concerns, such as data leakage.
Large proportion of startups have dedicated to positioning themselves to be acquired. Predominantly in the cloud security space. They don’t have much of a plan to extend into the future. Not demonstrating much longevity or foresight.
Learned what customer pain points are and what they want solved, but there doesn’t seem to be a 1-to-1 correlation between what vendors are offering and what customers need.
Worried about data loss. What to do with the cloud. How do we get there? How do we do it properly? No straight answers, but good information.
Security has to be there to enable the business. The critical way to have some weight at the table is to actually have a story to tell about security for the business.