This year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco had a lot of belligerent to cover. Cybersecurity, of course. Fending off ransomware attacks. Building confidence best practices into worker training.
But, according to CSO’s Steve Ragan, a hottest topics during a 2018 discussion were this month’s appearing GDPR deadline and blockchain, blockchain, blockchain. (In fact, the dual are mostly partial of a same conversation.)
Ragan, who attended RSA, spoke with Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis about what he learned, with a special concentration on a May 25 GDPR deadline and what companies are scrambling to do to strengthen their data.
GDPR stands for General Data insurance Rule and is being rolled out in a European Union. But it also relates to U.;S. companies who do business in Europe, many of whom aren’t nonetheless prepared for a new rules. That, pronounced Ragan, is because a new manners were such a prohibited subject during RSA: companies aren’t certain what information needs to be protected, or how best to do so, or even where that information is on their network.
Getting roughly as most hype was blockchain, a distributed bill record that probably everybody is experimenting with in an bid to see if it can streamline business practices and supplement a covering of confidence to corporate data.
But, as Ragan pronounced he found, ask 50 people during RSA what blockchain is and you’ll get 50 answers – or undisguised vacant stares.
That said, he did offer unsentimental advise for anyone going to RSA 2019: Skip a businessman briefings and bashes and network with your IT peers. They’re as expected to have answers to your cybersecurity problems as anyone.
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