The cool item of the show award goes to SpyGuard. This is a plastic film that is applied to windows and blocks spies from using lasers to listen in on conversations behind the window. The technology is claimed to be patented by the NSA.
The most popular product at the show is the Apple iPod. It seemed like every second booth was holding a drawing for an iPod.
While I was an analyst at a big IT research firm one of the most common requests was for assistance in creating a Security Policy. The desire on the part of clients was to get a template that could be used to short circuit the laborious task of creating a policy. A great set of tools for creating and maintaining a policy is available from Secoda. I was very impressed with the way they tie a policy into the intranet and automate the employee buy in process.
This show seemed to have fewer biometric companies than most of the shows I have been to this year. That was a relief. One very interesting authentication solution is from Swivel. They use your cell phone for two factor (strong) authentication. Your cell phone is one thing you are not likely to leave at home.
While this show runs two more days I have to head back to the States. Let's see... which show is next on the calendar? Oh yes, NetWorld/Interop in Vegas next week.