RSA CONFERENCE EUROPE 2013 - AMSTERDAM - October 29, 2013 -
In the opening keynote address kicking off RSA Conference Europe 2013, Art Coviello, Executive Vice President for EMC and Executive Chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), and Amit Yoran, Senior Vice President, Unified Products, RSA, outlined new approaches to enable safe and trusted digital infrastructures to help defend today’s highly interconnected and open enterprises. Mr. Coviello drew parallels between the Dutch economic history and trading innovation and what is needed in today’s digital world. Mr. Coviello also affirmed how security and privacy must be properly aligned to enable productivity opportunities in the digital economy.
By leveraging an intelligence-driven security model using Big Data and analytics technologies, Mr. Coviello explained that security professionals can derive the necessary context to better defend enterprise networks and data from sophisticated cyber attacks. Mr. Coviello emphasized that standalone controls are siloed and one-dimensional, thereby not adding value - but that context can be developed by integrating discrete security controls and enabling them to interact with and inform each other.
“When we understand the context of people’s ‘normal’ behavior or how information flows on our networks, we can more clearly and quickly spot even a faint signal of any impending attack or intrusion, ” Mr. Coviello said, “This is what makes intelligence-driven security future-proof. It eliminates the need for prior knowledge of the attacker or their methods.”
The right tools to help the industry move in this direction are now becoming available, according to the RSA executives, who also went on to assert the need for an open, responsible dialogue on security, governance and privacy. Mr. Coviello argued that both good security and trusted privacy are possible through the appropriate application of transparency and governance.
RSA Senior Vice President, Amit Yoran drove home the need for enterprises to adopt an intelligence-driven security model, specifically from the three vantage points of visibility, analysis and action.
Mr. Yoran explained that capturing visibility, analysis and action in a technology platform results in operational intelligence working seamlessly across security management, controls and governance, risk and compliance, and one that can unleash the full power of an intelligence-driven security approach.
“Security and privacy can be successfully aligned within a framework of transparency and good governance,” Mr. Yoran said. “An intelligence-driven security model built on tools and capabilities that provide context through analytics can help organizations protect individual privacy, customer data and intellectual property.”
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