Risk Management

Art Coviello on the State of Security and Privacy

RSA's Retired Chairman Offers a Candid View of Today's Top Debates

A year after retiring as chair of RSA, Art Coviello returns to the RSA Conference and offers candid thoughts on the state of the industry, the global threats that concern him most and the significance of the legal struggle between Apple and the FBI.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Coviello discusses:

  • His firsthand advice to CEOs of enterprises that are breached;
  • The security threats that concern him most, including the growth of cyber extortion;
  • His take on the controversial legal dispute between Apple and the FBI.

Before retiring and becoming a partner in the venture capital firm Rally Ventures, Coviello served as executive chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC. During his two-decade career at RSA, the company evolved from its roots in authentication and encryption to the emerging areas of information security, including security analytics, and identity and governance, risk and compliance, or GRC. During his tenure, RSA's revenue grew from $25 million in 1995 to more than $1 billion in 2014. Coviello has been instrumental in helping companies, industries and governments continue informing and shaping the evolution of security strategy to meet the challenges facing organizations. He serves on the boards of Bugcrowd, Cylance, EnerNOC and AtHoc.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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