The RSA Conference

Advanced Persistent Threats Meet Advanced Persistent Marketing

by Bruce Kleinman, FSVadvisors

I attended the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week. I would have posted this article earlier, but it took some time to decrypt my notes.

I’ve covered Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) in a number of articles this year; so many articles, in fact, that it would be cumbersome to provide links to them here (feel free to use the search box). Little did I realize at the time I wrote those articles that protecting against APTs is now job #1 in the cyber-security world. Or so it seemed at the RSA Conference, where you couldn’t toss a rubber tchotchke without hitting a vendor promoting their APT defenses.

Astute readers will note that I did not use the word ‘solution’ a single time in the above paragraph. None of these vendors are claiming to have completely solved APTs—or other attack vectors in general—which is somewhat refreshing transparency. But holy camoley, there are a TON of vendors trying: Agari, Area 1 Security, Barracuda Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Bromium, Caspida, cPacket Networks, Cyphort, FireEye, Fortinet, Guardian Analytics, Hillstone Networks, LightCyber, Palo Alto Networks, Pivot Cloud, SentinelOne, Shape Security and TaaSera. And those are just companies in Silicon Valley proper; there is a cluster of vendors in Maryland and another bundle in Boston.  Read More

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Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

Posted on 05/28/15 at 4:01 PM by bmoyer

This is one of those topics that swirls in my head before, during, and after the time I'm writing. And, in that "after" time, I've changed my mind on something I said above. The thing about the sender setting a final state instead of an increment? I said …

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Posted on 05/28/15 at 8:40 AM by Dick Selwood

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The barrier for entry into the FPGA market has always been tools. If you talk to Altera/Xilin, you discover that they make a massive investment every year in tools. Anyone wanting to "just add some FPGA" to a SoC offering is going to have to develop a too…

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Posted on 05/28/15 at 7:56 AM by Dick Selwood

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What could you build with a flexible circuit?

Xilinx Loses Its Tail

Posted on 05/27/15 at 6:04 PM by kevin

I agree on most points. The (major) exception is that (from previous discussions) you and I have a dramatically different view on the complexity of industrial-strength software-to-gates technology. I don't think any of the companies you lis…

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