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RSA Conference 2014: Highlights of Juniper Networks Participation
Mar 13, 2014

The rain did not stop this year’s RSA Conference participation as tens of thousands of business leaders and security professionals gathered at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to see the latest innovations and hear the emerging trends of cybersecurity.  While final attendee numbers have not been released, the expansion of the exhibition halls to hold the numerous amount of exhibitors, speakers, and attendees indicated that this was the biggest RSA Conference, yet. The spike in participation demonstrated that businesses are realizing that cybersecurity threats remain a concern and should be addressed. There were a lot of interesting sessions and topics discussed, but the most notable included solutions for advanced malware and cloud, mobile and network security.

 

While each RSA Conference has been memorable, this year’s event was significant for Juniper Networks as Nawaf Bitar gave a thought-provoking keynote on the state of security titled, “The Next World War Will be Fought in Silicon Valley.” During his keynote, he pointed out that government officials agree that cybersecurity is a greater threat than terrorism today, but argues that apathy prevents true actions to stop cyberattacks. Unlike some of the historical leaders he mentions, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela who have demonstrated true outrage, Nawaf mentions that Americans today suffer from, “First World Outrage.” He states “Liking a cause on Facebook and retweeting a link is not outrage. Posting a bad review is not outrage. Not showing up at a conference is not outrage.” The keynote motivates the security community to take action through innovation and defense. To see his full keynote, check out RSA’s posting here.

 

In addition to the keynote, Juniper Networks security experts Tamir Hardof held a session on embracing and securing BYOD and Christofer Hoff participated in a session on the future of "Software Defined Security" with Securosis, LLC Analyst and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Mogull and a lively panel debate on the future of network security led by moderator, Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. Among these informative sessions, Juniper announced during the conference Juniper Argon Secure, an advanced anti-malware service for Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways to identify malware that traditional solutions cannot detect. Argon Secure addresses the advanced malware problem by leveraging Juniper's innovative Intrusion Deception approach to detect attacks and prevent data exfiltration. To learn more, please see our press release here

 

It’s no surprise that RSA Conference was another successful and memorable event.  We invite you to share with us your takeaways of RSA Conference 2014.

 

-Raquel Prieto

@raquel_prieto

 

A special thank you to the analysts who met with us in-person at the show and who attended our RSA after-party. 

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