Articles about rsa 2016

Snowden is a hero to the security biz – but not for the reason you'd expect

RSA 2016 This year's RSA conference was the busiest on record, with over 40,000 people cramming the halls (and later, bars) of San Francisco, and more than a few of them were raising glasses to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. "The Snowden effect has had an undeniable effect on the business," Pravin Kothari, CEO of cloud encryption …
Iain Thomson, 4 Mar 2016
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Q&A: Bruce Schneier on joining IBM, IoT woes, and Apple v the FBI

RSA 2016 Security guru Bruce Schneier is a regular at shows like RSA and his talks are usually standing-room-only affairs. Schneier has written some of the definitive texts for modern cryptography teaching and his current book, Data and Goliath, examines the perils and solutions to government and corporate surveillance of internet …
Iain Thomson, 4 Mar 2016
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How exactly do you rein in a wildly powerful AI before it enslaves us all?

RSA 2016 Developing massively intelligent computer systems is going to happen, says Professor Nick Bostrom, and they could be the last invention humans ever make. Finding ways to control these super-brains is still on the todo list, though. Speaking at the RSA 2016 conference, Prof Bostrom, director of the University of Oxford's Future …
Iain Thomson, 4 Mar 2016

Hardcoded god-mode code found in RSA 2016 badge-scanning app

RSA 2016 The official RSA phone app exhibitors use to scan delegate badges contains a hardcoded password allowing the vendors to access the full features of the device, says Bluebox Security's Andrew Blaich. Vendors at the San Francisco mega-conference expo hall were handed Android Samsung Galaxy S4 phones locked into kiosk mode and …
Darren Pauli, 3 Mar 2016
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Securo-bods snigger into sleeves at Norse Corp as conf sponsor

RSA 2016 Judging from comments both public and private, a lot of attendees at this year's RSA 2016 conference were somewhat surprised to pick up badges and lanyards emblazoned with the logo of threat intelligence firm Norse Corp. RSA badge Norse shows it's still out there The firm has had a rocky road over the last few months, …
Iain Thomson, 3 Mar 2016

Forget data thieves, data sabotage will be your next IT nightmare

RSA 2016 For years, the security industry has been primarily focused on stopping information theft. Now more and more people in the trade are worried that the next wave of attacks won't steal data – they'll alter it instead. On Tuesday, the head of the NSA named data manipulation as one of his top three nightmares, and other vendors …
Iain Thomson, 3 Mar 2016

$17 smartwatch sends something to random Chinese IP address

BSides SF A cheap smart watch often peddled on eBay uses a pairing app for Android or iOS that contains a backdoor that quietly connects to an unknown Chinese IP address. The U8 watch sells for just US$17 and offers a 1.48" touch screen, Bluetooth to connect to either Android or IoS phones and the ability to make or answer calls. The …
Darren Pauli, 2 Mar 2016

Hitchhacker's Guide to RSA clones conference badge with a towel

RSA 2016 Security analyst Jerry Gamblin has turned a hotel towel into a pass for RSA's San Francisco conference. Gamblin says hotel towels often include RFID chips for inventory control and that hitchhackers can use a Proxmark to easily copy and paste the unique identification number stored in their RSA entry pass' NFC chip and embed …
Darren Pauli, 2 Mar 2016
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NSA boss reveals top 3 security nightmares that keep him awake at night

RSA 2016 Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the NSA and the US Cyber Command, has told delegates during his keynote address at RSA 2016 the three things that keep him awake at night. His first fear is an online attack against US critical infrastructure, which he said was a matter of when it will happen, not if. Citing the recent Ukrainian …
Iain Thomson, 1 Mar 2016
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Don't expect AI to save our security skins, warns RSA boss

RSA 2016 RSA president Amit Yoran used the opening keynote of his company's conference to warn about the dangers of trusting new technology – and to launch a stinging attack on government stupidity over encryption. Yoran acknowledged that deep learning and AI systems were going to be a theme of the conference this year – indeed RSA is …
Iain Thomson, 1 Mar 2016
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HackerOne boss on why the future's bright for bug bounties

RSA 2016 Three months ago HackerOne, the group that pays a bounty to security researchers for bugs, appointed Mårten Mickos as its new CEO, and the tech-savvy Finn has clear ideas about the future of hacking for pay. Mickos was a surprise hire. At the turn of the century he was the CEO of MySQL, and remained there for eight years …
Iain Thomson, 1 Mar 2016
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Poor recruitment processes are causing the great security talent drought

RSA 2016 It's a refrain at this and past RSA conferences, that companies can't hire enough top-notch talent, but it's addressable if companies hire smartly and applicants learn how to play the game. "Far too many hackers have expectations that are unrealistic," said Tim O'Brien, director of threat research at Palerra – who has been on …
Iain Thomson, 29 Feb 2016
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Confirmed: IBM slurps up Bruce Schneier with Resilient purchase

RSA 2016 After nearly a week of rumors IBM has confirmed it has bought incident response firm Resilient Systems and so gained the services of its CTO security guru Bruce Schneier. "We are excited to be joining IBM Security, the industry's fastest-growing enterprise security company," said John Bruce, Resilient Systems' CEO. "By …
Iain Thomson, 29 Feb 2016

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