I’m here at Infosec 2013 at Earls Court, looking for the latest trends in Information Security. It feels a bit more sober this year, but this could be to do with the number of people turning up on the Tuesday. Hot topics? Well user privilege management seems to be headlining, at least a bit. That’s what the marketing people are aiming their guns at anyway, but it’s too early to tell what the real story will be.
I had a look at the “new” Firebox firewalls. Their big thing is application management, which is, apparently, a big selling point. Rather than just blocking out particular web sites based on URL, they are using signatures on web pages to do the blocking. This approach allows companies, for example, to allow people to access profiles on Facebook but not play games. It’s a good idea, but I don’t see how it can get around the YouTube problem – a mixture of business and entertainment videos (often embedded in supplier and customer web sites) with no obvious way to tell between them. I’ll be taking a closer look.
New at the show is South Korean cyber security company AhnLab. Given my recent comments on the North Korean cyber-warfare claims, they’ll be interesting to talk to.
What’s going on in the cyber-security business-wise? Overseas outsourcing is a recurring theme. Scary!