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Security Industry to Abandon Fear

RSA Conference Keynotes Tackle Effects of Digital Interdependence, Provide Steps to Operationalize Intelligence Driven Security

Addressing RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2014, Art Coviello, Executive Vice President of EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, emphasized that society’s digital interdependence now requires new “norms of behavior,” more effective security measures and greater cooperation.

Coviello stressed that while driving advocacy for digital norms, organizations also must adapt to more effectively defend against the expanding attack surface and evolving threat environment exacerbated by digital interdependence. Coviello advanced recommendations for organizations to fortify their security measures across the three key areas — visibility, analysis and action. Coviello explained the need for security organizations to develop deep visibility, beyond what traditional solutions currently deliver, to enable a better understanding into how information is being accessed and used, and to expose vulnerabilities across the enterprise. He underscored the urgency for more advanced analysis capabilities to decipher “patterns in the noise” to detect and ultimately thwart stealthy attacks. Finally, Coviello asserted that, together, deep visibility and advanced analysis enable security organizations to take the right actions needed to actively engage in faster, more seamless defensive measures.

Coviello also stressed the mandate for new levels of cooperation and information sharing among organizations and the unprecedented layers of protection that Intelligence Driven Security strategies can bring to organizations of every type and size.

“For too long, we have approached our interdependence with fear and trepidation,” Coviello said. “We have viewed it as a threat to our organizations. The truth is anything but. If we begin to engage with and leverage our interdependence, a world of benefits opens up for us.”

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