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RSAC and BSidesSF: Week in Review

Another RSA Conference and BSidesSF is in the books. Here's a look back at our coverage for the week.

RSAC: Video Updates Worth Watching
Each year at RSA Conference 2014, I team up with David Spark, founder of Spark Media Solutions. Specifically, he creates a bunch of clever, high-quality videos from the showroom floor and then I share them. So far, he has sent me four videos done for Ziff-Davis. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

DDoS: Prepare to be Distracted
This is a guest post on DDoS attacks by Mary Karnes, manager, IBM Cloud Security Services.

RSAC Q&A: Fighting Off DDoS Attacks
For RSA Conference 2014, we partnered with IBM to create content that's beneficial to customers of both our companies. As part of the effort, Bill Brenner was interviewed by Mary Karnes, a product manager with IBM Security Services. The ultimate question: how best to respond to DDoS attacks.

RSAC Day 3: Relationship Between RSA, NSA Takes Center Stage
Day three of RSA Conference 2014 has begun at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Yesterday was an eventful day, so let's have a look at some of the high -- and low -- points in the news.

Highlights from Day 2 of BSidesSF
The second and final day of BSidesSF was crammed with great talks. Here's a round-up of the discussions that caught our attention. As always, thanks to the volunteers and organizers who consistently make this a must-attend event.

RSA 2014: Privacy, Property Under Threat
A Boston news station did a story about foreign governments stealing secrets in New England, and Akamai's security efforts are featured prominently. The attacks CSO Andy Ellis describes to the reporter tie in with a lot of the concerns we're hearing about at RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco this week.

RSAC/BSidesSF 2014: Akamai Web Security Giveaways
For this year's RSA and BSidesSF, Akamai staff will be giving out a lot of cool stuff. We have stickers, T-shirts, pens and special sleeves for your credit and other cards. If you want any of these items, come find me or one of my Akamai InfoSec teammates. Visit our booth in the RSA exhibit hall for such additional items as foam rocket launchers. I also hear there are cool giveaways at the booth of our new Prolexic colleagues.

RSAC/BSidesSF 2014: Ask About Our New Security Section!
About the launch of Akamai's new security microsite.

RSA 2014: A Talk InfoSec Curmudgeons Should Attend
Two good friends are delivering a talk at RSA Conference 2014 that's near and dear to my heart. The subject: work-life balance, mindfulness and happiness in the security profession.

RSA Preview: How Data Defeated Dogma
Our ongoing series of RSA Conference 2014 previews brings us to a topic we've told you about before: the battle to establish a bug bounty program at Microsoft.