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Akamai InfoSec at Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV

This time next week the security community will head to Las Vegas for Black Hat and BSidesLV. I won't be staying for DEF CON due to family obligations, but several Akamai InfoSec colleagues will be. What follows is a rough outline of where we'll be and what we'll be doing.

Let's start with me...

This will be the first conference I've attended without a press badge, since I'm now working for Akamai. But I'll be writing as much as I always have and posting to The Akamai Blog. Per usual, I'll develop posts out of the talks I attend and the conversations that happen in the hallways. I'll also spend a lot of time talking up our plans for a new Akamai Security page and helping newbies find their way around.

Security Evangelist Dave Lewis will be a speaker proctor at Black Hat, which means he'll be helping speakers get set up right before their talks, help them troubleshoot problems with slides and technology, and so on.

Security Evangelist Martin McKeay will do a lot of blogging and podcasting at all three events. Expect to see him in the hallways a lot, which is where his interviews will take place. 

Joshua Corman, director of security intelligence, will give talks at BSidesLV and DEF CON. Specifically:


--11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at BSidesLV "The Cavalry Isn't Coming: Starting the revolution..." (@joshcorman and @c7five)

-- 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at DEF CON 21: "The Cavalry Isn't Coming: Starting the revolution..." (@joshcorman and @c7five)


Corman will also moderate a panel on the weaponization of exploits July 30 at CodenomiCON 2013, which occurs from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

At least two other Akamai InfoSec staffers will be in Vegas and plan to blog about their experiences.

See you there!

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