Wow this was exciting! The RSA Conference this year was the first one since the pandemic, and it shows. There was electric excitement in San Francisco as attendees and professionals from around the globe were finally returning to F2F meetings. After multiple postpones and cancelled events, we all get a chance to come together to laugh, learn and discuss the world of cybersecurity.
But other than the pure joy of reconnecting with friends and colleagues, I took time to step back and notice a few recurring themes from this year’s 2022 RSA conference. What were the subjects and trends everyone was presenting, debating and sometimes even arguing over?!
Below is my list of some of the most important cyber trends for the foreseeable future:
What’s the takeaway? Zero Trust is a methodology, not a product. As a security admin, you should aspire to have Zero Trust principle implemented in all your security products. It allows for better virtual segmentation of the network, and can limit, if not prevent possible damage in case of a security breach or a data leak.
The current markets situation is driving a re-think in every company, cyber companies included, on how to pass the next year or two. It is a time of re-foucs, and a time when thoughts of efficiency are top of mind for everyone.
At RSA, the conversations were about what will happen in our cyber domain in these changing conditions. It’s pretty clear to everyone that the need for cyber products will not decline, and given the rate of recent cyber attacks, it may only increase. But the buyers (and investors) will be smarter in their choices, and search for a company that will give them the most value for money.
It was truly an incredible time to be at the amazing RSA 2022 Conference, with great friends, colleagues and experiences. I was thankful to be apart of the show and look forward to seeing everyone next year!
Tal Laufer, VP of Product at Perimeter 81