RSA, the world’s largest security conference, is held each year in San Francisco, OpenDNS’s backyard. The week-long conference consists of countless events, from educational sessions to blockbuster parties.
But for security researchers and data mining pros, there was only one place to be: OpenDNS HQ. On Feb. 25 OpenDNS hosted more than a hundred guests for a private event featuring demonstrations from some of the most innovative names in security research.
Exhibitors included CounterTack, CrowdStrike, GFI Software, Norman, Oriza Technologies, Security Information Exchange (SIE), ThreatGRID and OpenDNS’s Umbrella Security Labs. The event was also well-attended by notable Internet infrastructure and security experts.
The Umbrella Security Labs gave event guests revealing demonstrations of the Umbrella Security Graph, a newly-released tool that enables researchers to use Big Data sets to uncover connections between known malicious sites and predict sites that will become malicious in the future.
Researchers attending the event were able to see an up-close view of how Umbrella Security Labs recently used the Umbrella Security Graph to uncover new information about Red October malware, the attacks on NBC.com, and the recent attacks by Chinese PLA Unit 61398.
Umbrella Security Labs also presented the Umbrella Security Graph at the Off-RSA event BsidesSF. You can catch a full recap of their presentation, and read more about the five trends dominating security dialogue last week in their recent blog post.