We continue to wrap up coverage of last week's RSA conference. The event's organizers claimed record attendance: 43,000 is being widely reported, and the show's floor was crowded (as were surrounding streets and hotels). The many companies exhibiting were being asked by those they pitched to explain the problems their technologies solved, to demonstrate the ease of their solutions' implementation, and (this question largely although not exclusively from investors) to show how they differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace that seems ready for consolidation.
There was also considerable attention paid to the continuing shortage of qualified cyber security labor, a shortage that is global and expected to grow. The CyberWire was able to talk to two organizations, Cyberbit and ISACA, who've adopted a hands-on approach to training and skills verification. You'll find our account below, along with links to other discussions of the conference.
Our RSA retrospectives will continue through the end of this week; there's a great deal to take away from this year's conference.