Highlights from the 2017 RSA Security Conference
February 13th, 2017
It seems that every major hardware and software security provider, and every IT security consulting firm in the world had gathered together at the RSA Security Conference held in San Francisco this year. There were lots of great topics that stalwarts gave talks on, and even the keynote sessions were interesting. The talk that we thought was the most helpful was the opening day (Monday, February 13th, 2017) seminar put together by the Cloud Security Alliance entitled “The Treacherous 12 – Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2016”.
For those who didn't attend this conference, here are 12 treacherous threats, ranked in order of severity, and what you can do to prevent them:
Cloud Computing Security Threat #1 – Data Breaches
Several high-profile companies such as antivirus firm BitDefender, health insurance company Anthem, and British telecom provider TalkTalk have had data breaches that exposed the data of millions of customers to hackers. In data breaches, personally identifiable information (PII) such as personal health information, financial information, trade secrets, and/or intellectual property are exposed / stolen. Companies can prevent against data breaches in the cloud by implementing multifactor authentication and encryption.