news from RSA 2014
Surveillance policy and its discontents garner their expected attention. RSA's Art Coviello describes a "historic" shift in IT capability and usage, and calls for international collaboration among governments and industry to arrive at new, satisfactory norms for a new digital era. He also has some criticism for NSA (and some RSA exculpation) as he advocates breaking the agency up. See news from the parallel TrustyCon for elaboration and counterpoint.
Encryption has emerged as the RSAC's motherhood issue in major addresses, with Bruce Schneier effectively seconding Richard Clarke's admonition to encrypt wherever possible.
Computer World glumly sees the heavy attendance at RSA as a sign the hackers (the bad ones, not the good mavericks) are winning, although it does admit it's also a sign of a healthy cyber security sector. At Security B-Sides, Trey Ford makes an "impassioned" plea for hackers (the good ones) to get involved and start influencing legislation to unshackle creative security potential.
And, of course, many new products, solutions, and services are announced.