I had a great time at the Barbican on Monday last week, speaking at the RSA Security Summit. Art Coviello and Eddie Schwartz led off the day with their usual flair, giving very interesting and cogent talks on the main theme of the summit: “how big data transforms security”. There were great break-out sessions, like the one by RSA’s Matthew Gardiner on security analytics. And there was time for great conversations during breaks and lunch — like one I had with Phillip Hoyer (of Actividentity, now part of HIDGlobal) about mobile security and PKCS #11.
My own session, in the last segment of the day, was on “Breaking the Kill Chain”. We’ve been thinking a lot at RSA about the attack models that enterprises are confronted with these days, especially targeted, stealthy attacks. The “kill chain” described in a paper published by Lockheed-Martin is a very useful tool for modeling APTs and for understanding how to put in place intelligence-driven defenses.