Huge Turnout At RSA Shows Hackers Are Winning

In the battle between enterprises and malicious hackers, the bad guys are clearly winning, judging by the sheer number of people and exhibitors at the RSA security conference going on here this week.

With an estimated 30,000 attendees and more than 400 exhibitors, RSA 2014 is the biggest event since its launch as a conference for cryptographers in 1991.

That’s clearly a good thing for RSA, which by one analyst’s estimates generates more than $100 million in revenues from the event. It’s also a great thing for security vendors because it shows demand for their products is booming.

But the conference’s growth is a also sobering reminder of the continuing challenges enterprises face in protecting their networks and data against malicious attackers. The RSA conference is not a Consumer Electronics Show or a Mobile World Congress. If demand for security products is increasing, it’s because security tools are not doing the job well enough, enterprises are not implementing them properly or because hackers are finding new ways to breach networks.

via Huge turnout at RSA shows hackers are winning – Computerworld.

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