RSAC 2023: Partner Program Sneak Peeks, More AI Security Chatter

Cybersecurity experts are hopeful, but cautious about accelerating AI and security.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

April 27, 2023

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RSA CONFERENCE — More new tools from CrowdStrike and Sumo Logic, and partner program sneak peeks from Bugcrowd and Delinea highlighted day two of RSAC 2023. And Channel Futures is there.

The conference wraps on Thursday.

A major theme of RSAC 2023 is artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity, specifically how to use good AI to fight cybercriminals who use bad AI.

AI Chatter at RSAC 2023

We asked some cybersecurity vendors about what AI and cybersecurity means to them.

Dave Gerry, Bugcrowd‘s CEO, said there’s a need and a desire to make security professionals more efficient.


Bugcrowd’s David Gerry

“This isn’t about replacing what the human beings are doing,” he said. “We know we’re always going to need security analysts. We’re always going to need really strong security professionals. But what this is going to help them do is scale. This is going to make them more efficient. This is going to take away some of the more basic tasks to allow them to go focus on the really high-value pieces of security work that we need them doing. And that’s what we’re really excited to see.”

Geoff Bibby, OpenText‘s senior vice president, said, ‘Before we head down that path, I think it’s really important for people to actually just spend time as a company figuring out what your policy framework is and knowing what is your organization stance on it.”


OpenText’s Geoff Bibby

“A lot of organizations are not there yet,” he said. “So I think we’re a long way off from it really being something that is truly going to impact, you know, smaller channel providers. We’re all over the conversation and we’ll be an active part of it. But at the moment, I think that the rhetoric around it is way ahead of the reality. I think it’s a very good thing. Without proper policy in place, it’s a you’d be careful what you wish for kind of thing. So I think it’s a really good thing to start there first.”

Scroll through our slideshow above for more from RSAC 2023.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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