Over 400 exhibitors showcased the latest security products and services at the event. And of course, let's not forget the thousands of people, beer and stress balls. So many stress balls...what's that saying about the industry?
Lastminute.com Co-founder, Martha Lane Fox highlighted how dramatically the internet has changed over the past twenty years. Security and data privacy were definitely not the dominant considerations at lastminute.com's inception. What was viewed as a utopic land of opportunity has become a balkanised cyber world. And yet, we cannot become Luddites, she states, stressing the need to go forward, not backwards. "Liberal values should be at the heart of the new tech we build," - an inherent part of her 'technology optimism'.
On a personal note, it was my first Infosec which served as a fantastic opportunity to connect with so many of you in the community. Mostly I was darting around the building recording podcast interviews which will be on our site very soon, so watch this space! Interviewees include ethical hacker Gavin Millard of Tenable, Security Evangelist at Ivanti – Amber Boehm, CEO of Corero – Ashley Stephenson, Co-founder of Cy-oT - Daniel Moscovici, MD of Cylance - Dr Anton Grashion, Cyber Security Strategist for Juniper Networks - Nick Bilogorskiy, Rapid7's Research Director Todd Beardsley, Cybereason's PR Director - Bill Keeler and Recorded Future's CTO and Co-Founder - Staffan Truvé (pictured with me below) and Global CISO at Thales eSecurity – Bridget Kenyon.