RSA 2018: Now I know what I didn’t know I knew!

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Batavia, IL Leave a comment

By Stan Herring, Director of Product and Strategy

Last week I attended the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco along with forty-seven thousand others looking for answers to the security problems we face as an industry. I realized that for today’s small to medium-sized enterprises, securing themselves from all the different attack vectors can require implementation of up to 30 individual solutions. That Aha! moment was when I realized the “insanity” in assuming the small overworked IT and security teams at SMEs are able to manage all these products 24x7, much less extract value from them to keep their companies secure.

It can’t be done.  The equation has two missing operators. 1) A “holistic approach” over all the point tools is necessary to secure an enterprise. 2) "Scale” is necessary for holistic cybersecurity to be affordable.

High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Security or OMS is our SOC as a Service. It will provide both “scale” and a “holistic approach. Overwatch pulls in log data from all customer assets and other security intel into a single platform and correlates the data against real-time and global threat intelligence feeds.  Our 24 x 7 experts then apply the latest analysis and detection techniques to discover and eliminate risk.  A quote attributed to the security expert, Bruce Schneier, sums it up nicely: "If you think just technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.”

Want to learn about Overwatch? Email me at:

(Source of picture: RSA Conference)