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RSA 2020 Shines a Spotlight on “The Human Element” of Cybersecurity

BY eSentire

January 29, 2020 | 4 MINS READ

Managed Detection and Response

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RSA 2020 is just around the corner, which means excitement is rising and preparation is underway all around the cybersecurity world.

This year’s theme is “The Human Element”—which is appropriate and timely. It’s easy to focus on technology when discussing cyberdefenses and cyberthreats, but we mustn’t overlook the fact that real people are always involved to some extent.

At eSentire, we believe our human element sets us apart from our competitors. People in all disciplines across the company add significant value by helping customers and enabling partners. At the vanguard are our elite threat hunters in the SOC, who continuously analyze a business’ distributed threat surface domestically and internationally to identify threats and respond as needed. We actively take steps on a customer’s behalf as the first line of defense to ensure crucial operations and business integrity are not disrupted. We do this by providing our customers with a synergistic combination of our patented technologies, machine learning to root out false positives and our people to provide a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

For eSentire, the best part about RSA is having countless conversations with fellow cybersecurity professionals and interested parties—it’s this human element which makes the event unique and worthwhile. Whether you want to talk about what’s new with eSentire, to discuss industry trends, to dive deeply into particular subjects, or to get hands-on in a workshop, we’re excited to meet you—or to catch up after some time apart.

You can check out a full list of our planned activities here, but here’s a preview.

Let’s talk about what’s new: Cloud-delivered Managed Detection and Response … and more!

It’s been a busy few months here at eSentire.

We’ve been hard at work building our cloud-delivered Managed Detection and Response platform, which we’ll be showcasing at RSA booth S-1453. This platform weaves together disparate threads from across the entire digital landscape in real time to safeguard your business by finding and stopping threats.

We also recently released our Annual Threat Intelligence Report: 2019 Perspectives and 2020 Predictions. Fittingly, this report illustrated that the human element isn’t limited to the security side of the conflict: while commodity malware and automated threats rightfully receive a great deal of attention, we shine a light on the rising threat of “hands-on-keyboard” attacks, which require manual human effort on the part of the threat actor.

But that’s not all! We also announced a partnership with CrowdStrike to bring industry-leading cloud-delivered detection and response solutions to the mid-market and, along with Carbon Black, we released a Threat Intelligence Spotlight on the shifting framework of modern malware.

If you want to learn about our new service offerings—including enhanced cybersecurity in the cloud—or chat about our recent research activities, then you can schedule a conversation with our experts, or of course feel free to visit our booth (#S-1453)!

Pop by for our in-booth knowledge sessions

Our lightning-quick, in-booth knowledge sessions feature some of today’s hottest cybersecurity topics:

Each session is short by design (7-10 minutes) to allow plenty of time for you to chat with our security experts.

We know as well as anyone that RSA is busy, so we’re delivering each session multiple times throughout the event. Plus, all attendees will be automatically registered to win a wireless power bank or Amazon gift card at the end of each presentation.

Register for our RSA Learning Lab session: Field Lessons in Cyber-Incidents

On February 27th, we’re pleased to present an interactive RSA Learning Lab session: Only After Disaster Can We Be Resurrected: Field Lessons in Cyber-Incidents.

Co-hosted by Mark Sangster (Vice President and Industry Security Strategist) and Jon Washburn (Chief Information Security Officer, Stoel Rives LLP), this workshop explores the human element by using investigations, air crashes and nuclear accidents to expose specific biases that hinder our ability to avoid casting blame, and often hide the systemic issues that truly led to the disaster.

By attending this event (register at the link above), you’ll get hands-on experience with a review four real-life cyber-incidents and the chaotic, volatile atmosphere permeating these events.

And don’t forget your T-shirt!

For those of you who want a souvenir, we’re bringing back our extraordinarily popular T-shirt screening station where you can choose between four great designs.

We certainly hope to see you!

About Angela

As Chief Marketing Officer, Angela Rizzo leads eSentire’s marketing organization, overseeing thought leadership, brand, analyst and public relations, lead-generation, business development and marketing operations functions. Over her 30+ year career in technology she has led teams in multibillion dollar organizations to consistently exceed objectives.

Angela serves on the board of directors as vice chair for Save, Inc. a Kansas City, Missouri-based non-profit focused on providing comprehensive housing solutions that empower socially and medically disadvantaged people to improve their health and lead stable lives.


eSentire, Inc., the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), protects the critical data and applications of 2000+ organizations in 80+ countries, across 35 industries from known and unknown cyber threats by providing Exposure Management, Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response services designed to build an organization’s cyber resilience & prevent business disruption. Founded in 2001, eSentire protects the world’s most targeted organizations with 65% of its global base recognized as critical infrastructure, vital to economic health and stability. By combining open XDR platform technology, 24/7 threat hunting, and proven security operations leadership, eSentire's award-winning MDR services and team of experts help organizations anticipate, withstand and recover from cyberattacks. For more information, visit: www.esentire.com and follow @eSentire.

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