With approximately 50,000 attendees, well over 700 exhibitors and more than 500 sessions, RSA Conference 2019 seemed to live up to its self-proclaimed billing “where the world talks security.” It’s not easy to rise above the noise of such an event. Some vendors pull out all the well-worn trade show antics in a frantic bid to be noticed. But when something is in demand, the need for carnival barker-style hype subsides. Take privileged access management (PAM) as an example. PAM fills a unique niche in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) cybersecurity space by protecting the privileged identities and access pathways that attackers need to execute their plans. Forrester estimates that “at least 80% of data breaches have a connection to compromised privileged credentials, such as passwords, tokens, keys, and certificates.”

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