Looking forward to RSA Conference 2023: What will the security world discuss?

San Francisco bridge at night

At the end of April, the security world will come together in San Francisco once again for RSA Conference 2023. As always, the Moscone Center and surrounding properties will be packed with the foremost thought leaders, solution providers and cybersecurity practitioners.

It is a time to celebrate the technological advances made in security in the last year, as well as sharing the latest research on new threats and attack vectors and, of course, an opportunity to catch up with old friends at one of the many industry parties.

This year, the event organizers announced that the 2023 theme is Stronger Together, noting that “in the cybersecurity industry, no one goes it alone. Instead, we build on each other’s diverse knowledge to create the next breakthrough—exchanging ideas, sharing our success stories, and bravely examining our failures.”

At Noetic, we are thrilled to once again be involved in the conference. There are a few major themes that we’re expecting to hear talked about at this year’s event:

  • The shifting security landscape amid economic uncertainty & advanced attacker techniques: It’s not a secret that today’s economic climate leaves more opportunities for an attacker cause damage. Whether it is phishing attempts related to recent banking issues, or hackers exploiting a vulnerability to breach a U.S. Federal Agency – new threats emerge daily. Despite these new threat actors, it’s clear that investments around innovation in cybersecurity are being made to keep up with new attacks. As always, the latest and greatest in cybersecurity innovation (including Noetic) will be on display in the Early Stage Expo.
  • The growing interest in Exposure Management: Forward-leaning cybersecurity programs are beginning to consider attack surface management (ASM) as a core component of a wider set of processes and capabilities that Gartner has coined as continuous threat exposure management (CTEM).

    According to Gartner: “By 2026, organizations prioritizing their security investments based on a continuous exposure management program will be 3x less likely to experience a breach”. It will be interesting to see how security teams embrace this new concept, and if it’s a terminology that will start appearing on the show floor as a sign of increased vendor adoption.
  • A shift in emphasis from External Attack Surface Management (EASM) to CAASM: While much of the focus of Attack Surface Management in previous RSA Conferences has been on the external attack surface, it is clear than many security organizations have understood the need to expand this to a 360-degree view of their whole cyber estate.  CISA’s recent directive 23-01 on asset discovery and vulnerability enumeration has focused many CISO’s minds on this challenge.

    It’s a topic that our own Field CTO, Craig Roberts, will be discussing in his session entitled ‘Improve Asset Visibility and Streamline Vulnerability Management with CAASM’ on Wednesday, April 26. More information can be found on the official RSA website.

Are you heading to RSA 2023? Interested in any of the topics above?

If so, we’d love to meet you! A full listing of Noetic’s activities at RSA can be found here.

Finally, make sure to join us at the Metreon on Tuesday, April 25 for the FOMO After Party hosted by SentinelOne and proudly sponsored by Noetic. You can request a ticket on the SentinelOne website, linked here.