Security Takes Center Stage at RSA Conference – and Other Cloud News

A smattering of cloud news from around the Web …

RSA 2012

The 2012 RSA conference kicked off this morning in San Francisco. Featuring 19 tracks and 210 sessions, the five-day conference has already seen some major cloud security news from HP and RSA. What’s next? eWeek’s Fahmida Rashid predicts the major themes for the rest of the conference:

  • Mobile device management
  • Advanced persistent threats (APT)
  • Hacktivists
  • Social engineering
  • Cloud security

Overall, Rashid predicts that much of the conference will be geared toward showcasing advancements in cloud security alongside, “Road maps and further discussions to understand what needs to be done.”

The Cloud Won

Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently declared that in terms of enterprise computing, “the cloud won.” Hardy made the announcement after last week’s earnings was announced. (Enterprise hardware makers Dell and HP fell 6 and 7 percent, respectively, while gained 8.6 percent.) Stock prices are always a bet, but Hardy argues that the numbers from last week are indicative of a much larger trend, with companies adopting cloud technology at rates faster than predicted.