I attended SC World Congress earlier this week, I need to put some research and thought into several things and write about them later- but for now here are some thoughts and observations.
- It was a pretty good show, especially for a first event.
- The Jericho Forum never wanted to steal our firewalls. (but you knew that).
- Besides De-perimeterization, they are contemplating the nature of collaboration, and they are steeling themselves to face the "cloud".
- A drinking game involving the word/prefix "cyber" would kill any human in under ten minutes at a keynote at such events.
- From a vendor perspective, people are still buying, but not a lot, and they are paying attention to what they buy.
- The folks at Core Security are still cool.
- I like to ridicule and criticize DHS and FEMA as much as most sentient beings, but they are doing something very good- free security training.
- Go to Act-Online.net to see the course curriculum, four courses are online and five more are in process.
- There are courses for non-technical people, technical professionals, and business professionals.
And not directly related to SC World Congress, except that it was in NYC:
- I'm not normally a big sushi fan, but Blue Fin, in the W Hotel in Times Square could change that.
- Rm Fifty5 at the Dream Hotel in the Theater District is a fancy "hole in the wall" (that is a good thing, at least as far as I'm concerned), even if they can't make a decent Mojito.