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Palo Alto Networks CEO At RSA: Security Isn't About Technology, It's About Trust

While security might seem like a massive technology issue, keeping data and devices secure is really a problem of trust, according to Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin -- one that threatens to stall progress in all areas of technology.

"We have to maintain trust in the digital infrastructure and we have to restore trust that has been lost," McLaughlin said in a Wednesday keynote at the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco. "There has been a lot of trust lost in the last number of years."

One recent example of this loss of trust in digital infrastructure is the Apple-FBI case, McLaughlin said. He did not take a stand one way or the other on the issue, although other security leaders did in their own RSA keynotes the day before.