RSA Conference: More than Cryptography, Craft Beer and Comedians

Part 2 in a series on what RSA’s mammoth growth means for security industry communicators In my last post, I broke down a few negative perceptions of the RSA Conference that I’m hearing a bit louder this year from media and industry contacts. In general I’m hearing more vocal opinions that the conference is too […]

Thoughts Heading into RSA Conference’s Cryptography, Craft Beer and Comedians

First of a blog series on the questions RSA’s mammoth growth raises for communicators in the cybersecurity industry The RSA Conference, “Where the world talks security,” is the world’s largest cybersecurity gathering and a bellwether for the digital security, privacy and risk industry. Claiming more than 50,000 attendees annually, last year RSA touted “17 keynote […]

Breaking Through the Noise and Maximizing your RSA Investment

It’s February, which can only mean one thing: cybersecurity companies across the U.S. are in the midst of preparations for the industry’s largest event – the RSA Conference. With more than 42,000 attendees expected, this year’s conference will be bigger than ever – making it even more difficult to stand out from the crowd. We […]

The Big Responsibility of Big Data: a Perspective on the GDPR to Date

Six months into enactment of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) hosted an expert discussion on how the post-GDPR world is going so far. The scope and impact of the GDPR are not to be understated; the massive preparatory efforts undertaken by any sensible entity doing […]

Women Rising: A Promising Wrap-up to DC CyberWeek

As DC CyberWeek came to a close, I had the privilege of attending an inspiring reception celebrating women in cybersecurity. Many thanks to The CyberWire and the other generous sponsors who hosted such a gracious evening. With about 300 women in attendance, the event was powerful proof that women in cyber are a growing force. […]

Inside the Media Mind of Grant Gross: The Progression and Regulation of Technology and Public Policy

Ever since his shy high school days, Grant Gross has been passionate about three things: technology, public policy and journalism. These interests are what propelled his journalism career and took him from covering school board and county commission meetings to becoming a highly regarded technology reporter. As a journalist for nearly 30 years, 14 of […]

CYBERTACOS Makes its Mark on DC CyberWeek

In the midst of CyberScoop’s DC CyberWeek and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, more than 300 cybersecurity professionals gathered on Tuesday night for yet another CYBERTACOS®! Held at MXDC, CYBERTACOS welcomed attendees from all over the Washington, D.C. metro region for a night full of networking and bottomless tacos. With a line out the door from […]

Inside the Media Mind of Kelly Jackson Higgins: A Black Hat Deep Dive

If you’re in the cybersecurity industry, odds are you’ve spent some time looking into next week’s Black Hat conference. What are the must-see talks? What topics will be most prevalent throughout the week of the show? Look no further, Inside the Media Minds has you covered. In this very special episode of the podcast, our […]

Inside the Media Mind of Mike Gruss: Cafeteria Chairs, Artificial Intelligence and Government Acquisitions

A high school kid with an interest in computers decides to pick up a pen to call out the lack of chairs in his high school cafeteria. And a journalism career is born. Mike Gruss, Editor at C4ISRNET and the Fifth Domain, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast “Inside the […]

Deploying Secure Cloud Solutions for Federal Agencies

Cloud computing has moved into the mainstream, and federal agencies are embracing it along with their private sector counterparts. While there have long been concerns about the security of cloud environments, particularly public cloud which dwells outside an agency’s firewall, big strides in cloud security have been made, increasing its attractiveness for a breadth of […]