Just one month ago, the New York City borough of Brooklyn truly came to life with over 50 musicians performing in unique super groups at three different venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall At MP and Music Hall Of Williamsburg – for one great marathon day of music. The event was Brooklyn Comes Alive, bringing out musicians from Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits and more for an incredible day of music.Inspired by the super jams of New Orleans, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive saw musicians come together across the board for over 15 hours of live music. The whole neighborhood of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) erupted in celebration, as fans traveling between venues turned the city into a downright party. At the center of it all was the music, as groups like the All Brothers Band, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Rhythmatronix, Earth Wind & Power and more delivered great performances.In celebration of Brooklyn Comes Alive, Human Being Media has put together an official recap video that highlights the music, the atmosphere, and the fun! Check it out, streaming below.
The String Cheese Incident loves to mix things up in their SCI Sound Lab, frequently recording tracks using different styles, different, approaches, and different collaborating artists. Today, the String Cheese Incident has shared the latest creation to come out of their ongoing Sound Lab experimentation. The new track, titled “Get To You”, is an upbeat, funky jaunt sung with charismatic presence by The Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky.The band shared the tune on their Facebook via a live studio video of the recording session. The post noted that there is “so much more to come” in the new music department, and warned fans to “stay tuned.” You can watch Lyle Divinsky lead The String Cheese Incident on vocals on the new single “Get To You” below:The String Cheese Incident ft. Lyle Divinsky[Video: The String Cheese Incident]The String Cheese Incident recently added a new Colorado run to their schedule, rounding out a seven-show stint in their home state set to take place this July. The band will now hit the newly re-done Dillon Amphitheater on the shores of Lake Dillon on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th. The Dillon run fits snugly in between the band’s two-night stint at the RIDE Festival in Telluride on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th and their three-night return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre the following weekend, from July 20th to July 22nd.Aside from The String Cheese Incident’s seven nights in Colorado over the course of a week and change, the only summer engagements on the band’s calendar are the two weekends of their Electric Forest Festival in late June and early July, a two-night headlining appearance at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA (where Divinsky and The Motet will also perform) on July 5th and 6th, and a pair of shows in Eugene, OR on July 7th and July 8th.For more information about the String Cheese Incident’s upcoming performances and recording projects at the SCI Sound Lab and beyond, head to the band’s website.
I’m incredibly excited about attending RSA’s next conference, which will be held November 4-5 in Abu Dhabi. This marks the first time we’re holding a conference in the region and I certainly hope we’ll have many more. Let me tell you why.As I look at RSA’s overall business, I’m especially interested in newly burgeoning security markets. Areas of rapid economic growth are compelling because they are not as encumbered by legacy constraints. Rather, security investments can be allocated to the right areas and address the challenges posed by the current threat landscape. In contrast, because old habits die hard, more mature markets tend to focus their security spending on traditional mechanisms. Such mechanisms include perimeter-based approaches that are predicated on trying to prevent threats outright.While threat prevention is an important component of an overall security strategy, it is often over-emphasized relative to areas like incident detection and response. Don’t get me wrong, all three areas are critical. That said, the returns on prevention-based approaches rapidly diminish. At best, investing in better mousetraps will not move the needle appreciably; at worst it can be an abysmal failure.My belief is that the right budget involves a more equitable apportioning among prevention, detection, and response. In fact, Gartner believes that by 2020, over 60% of the IT Security spend will be allocated to detection and response (up from just 10% in 2014). See, for example, this excellent blog post by Gartner Research VP Anton Chuvakin.Of course, this allocation is aspirational. But if you look at the way the threat landscape is trending, it’s clear that the industry needs to change its spending habits sooner rather than later.That’s why events like RSA Conference – Abu Dhabi are so important. In just the last few years, the UAE government created the Dubai Centre for E-Security to bring stakeholders together. And the region has become a go-to destination for hosting events and conferences, much like RSA’s. Armed with the right information, the right investments will follow.For these reasons and others, I’m very much looking forward to engaging with our customers and partners in Abu Dhabi — many of whom have been very forward thinking. I’ll also be hosting a panel on Wednesday where our customers will discuss what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve via technologies like RSA Security Analytics (effectively addressing the massive shortcomings of traditional SIEM tools).The deep, pervasive, and continuous visibility offered by technologies in our Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) portfolio such as Security Analytics is only one part of the triumvirate needed for addressing the threats that matter most. The other critical areas include comprehensive identity management (including authentication, access, lifecycle and governance) as well as risk management (including comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance). I’m sure there will be no shortage of fruitful discussions around all of these topics.If you’re attending the conference, please say hello! And be sure to follow my updates via Twitter (@zulfikar_ramzan).