Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages?
It had to be a bit of a jolt for more than 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees at RSA Conference 2015 last month, all pushing, promoting and inspecting the latest and greatest in digital security technology: The theme of RSA President Amit Yoran’s opening keynote was that they are all stuck in the Dark Ages.
To make the point “visually,” Yoran even spent his first minute or so on stage speaking in pitch darkness, “stumbling around,” backed by the sound of an ominous, moaning wind.
This, he insisted, was an apt metaphor, “for anyone trying to protect and defend a digital infrastructure today. Every alert that pops up is like a bump in the night,” he said. “Often we don’t have enough context to realize which ones really matter and which ones we can ignore.”