5 Big Statements From Cybersecurity Leaders At RSAC 2023
Kyle Alspach, Wade Tyler Millward
Top executives from Palo Alto Networks, CrowdStrike, Cisco, Microsoft and Trellix spoke out about current cyberthreats, generative AI and the cybersecurity talent shortage during keynotes at RSA Conference 2023.
Bryan Palma, CEO of Trellix
“The SOC [security operations center] of the future fights back … How long will we only play defense? We have to go on offense. Ransomware groups are attempting to destroy our businesses. Yet all we have is defensive tactics. Shouldn’t we have an opportunity to not only strike back, but strike first? Our industry boasts a powerful cyber intelligence community. If we collect ample evidence that our adversaries plan to attack us, it should be ‘game on.’ … Does anyone imagine winning by only playing defense? Not likely. I definitely don’t have all the answers on how we effectively leverage an offensive playbook. But what I do know is this: We need a mindset change. Let’s challenge policymakers and politicians to reimagine the rules of engagement.”