RSA 2021

RSA Conference 2021: Focus on resilience

Last updated:June 2021

Editor's note

Instead of packing bags and purchasing plane tickets, cybersecurity pros took virtual seats at RSA Conference 2021, which was held May 17-20.

SearchSecurity reported on news and keynotes from the event, interviewed industry experts and provided in-depth analysis of sessions, which covered everything from analytics to zero trust.

The theme of this year's show was resilience. From ensuring operations ran smoothly during a worldwide pandemic and continue to do so as the workforce begins to head back to the office, to addressing diversity and inclusion, to combatting increasingly sophisticated and persistent threats, the security industry and those working within it need more resilience than ever.

SearchSecurity is dedicated to doing its part in this journey. Check out this guide for the latest information on technologies, trends and threats from this year's show.

1Threat news and research from the virtual conference floor

Many are calling this the year of ransomware, with several RSAC 2021 sessions covering the topic. The headline-making SolarWinds supply chain attack was also mentioned across many presentations, as were other newsworthy vulnerabilities and hacks. Here are some of the key takeaways.

2Build a cybersecurity program for 2021

Resilience -- the theme of this year's show -- resonated in many ways at RSAC 2021. From the need to address challenges head on to the importance of updating cybersecurity strategies to combat real-world threats, the conference offered many lessons attendees can take back to improve operations at their respective organizations.

3Emerging technologies at RSAC

Zero trust network access. ZTNA. Secure Access Service Edge. SASE. Extended detection and respons. XDR. RSAC 2021 was full of new buzzwords, buzzphrases and acronyms -- many of which leave attendees scratching their heads. Get the lowdown on these terms, as well as the hype and reality surrounding them.

4RSAC 2021 pre-conference coverage

Review highlights from last year's RSAC and read pre-conference news and advice.