Oct. 29, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE
- Joint keynote by RSA executives underscored that an intelligence-driven approach to security based on context and analytics is critical to properly defend today's open networks.
- RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello drew parallels to Dutch economic and trade history to highlight the opportunities and risks inherent in today's digital economy.
- Mr. Coviello emphasized that security and privacy must be aligned to achieve the productivity potential of the digital economy.
In the opening keynote address kicking off RSA Conference Europe 2013,
, Executive Vice President for EMC and Executive Chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), and
, 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."