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The excitement is building for RSA Conference USA – one of Tripwire’s top information security conferences for 2016.

As we pack and prepare to travel to the event, which will be held next week from February 29th to March 4th, I decided to spend some time thinking about what I would like to learn during my time there.

It didn’t take me long to arrive at the answer. My mind instantly flew to the keynote presentations lined up for this year.

Together, the focus talks will no doubt create an intriguing confluence of new approaches, models and fundamental concept changes. They will do so by tapping into the following topics, among others:

  • Amit Yoran, president of RSA, will challenge the security industry’s traditional approach and ask if a radical new tactic will shift our position.
  • Christopher Young, senior vice president and manager of the Intel Security Group, will discuss a new model of threat intelligence and broader sharing that can help the industry move forward.
  • Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will talk about how the volume of big data with richer context needs architectural reformation for optimization.
  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, will advocate for the use of architecture that translates between applications and data as a means to transform the way we leverage that data.
  • David Rothkopf, chief executive officer and editor at FP Group, will talk about a technical revolution that has changed our fundamental rights as citizens of the world.

Reading between the lines, I anticipate that these talks and countless more will emphasize a central point: as security practitioners, we need to step back and come to terms with a fundamental shift in the security paradigm.

No longer can we rely on our experiences of the past to be successful going forward, and no longer can we depend on our organization’s information to effectively defend against bad actors.

We need to reconsider our approach, down to our foundations, and increase our already growing collaboration to maximize our collective intellect and protections.

As a team, we will succeed in adapting to the threats of tomorrow.

I look forward to the opportunity to listen to this year’s insights, discuss them with my industry peers, and walk away from RSA understanding how I can help proselytize a profound reformation in our mutual approach.

For a preview of what Tripwire has in store at this year’s conference, please click here.


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