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The NGFW is Dead

The NGFW is Dead

Let’s get this out of the way: the next-generation firewall (NGFW) is dead. The cause of death: cloud. However, this is not an execution, rather a slow, decline into irrelevance in the face of a more agile competitor. The shroud of death and decay are all around the...

RSA Conference 2017 – Weaponizing Chaos

When you step back and observe chaos, it can be quite beautiful.  It is why disaster movies exist.  Without destruction, there is no rebirth. Chaos is a source of ingenuity, renewal, and second chances. RSA amidst San Francisco is the embodiment of this chaos:...

Dwelling on Raytheon

This year has seen a record number of new security firms jockeying for a slice of the growing cyber-pie. At RSA this year, the expo floor teemed with innovative new companies as well as reinvigorated old ones. All of them were (loudly) proclaiming their case for...

RSA Conference 2015 – We Must Do Better

Embedded within all the noise, booths, FUD, and cackling pontificators at RSA there are quiet moments of greatness. Today, RSA showed us its soul. The sessions were a touch more pragmatic and the keynotes felt more anchored in reality. It took some time, but RSA is...

RSA Conference 2015 – Start Here

Today marks the opening of RSA 2015. Like many years before, the Moscone Center turns into a flashy hack-a-thon jammed with all manner of security minds and companies hawking their great ideas. RSA is rich in style, but often lacking in substance. Nevertheless, there...