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Akamai Security Storytelling: An Update

It's been awhile since I updated you on our Akamai security storytelling efforts. A lot of awesomeness is afoot. We're writing public versions of our compliance documentation, launching a new podcast, shooting five new videos and spreading the word at several upcoming security conferences.

Updates to the Akamai.com Security Microsite:

Several changes are happening on the microsite. First, we're adding a new section that will be packed with customer case studies, white papers and more. The podcast playlist will expand to include a new series of episodes, and the Youtube video channel is getting a refresh. Meanwhile, the compliance section is expanding as we make more documents public.

New podcast:

In addition to my Akamai Security Podcast, we're launching a new one called the Security Kahuna Podcast. Akamai security advocates Dave Lewis and Martin McKeay will join me for monthly discussions on a series of topics important to our customers and the broader security industry. 

Compliance documentation:

For the past year, we've been working to make public versions of our compliance documents to make it easier for customers to find answers to the most commonly asked questions. We've launched eight so far and plan to release two more in the coming week. From there, expect to see new documents showing up every two weeks.


Our security whiteboard videos have been quite popular, and we're gearing up to shoot five new episodes at the end of August. Topics will include:
  • "Vulnerability Assessment vs. Penetration Testing" 
  • "How we do Incident Management and Lessons Learned"  
  • "Vulnerabilities and the Certificate Hierarchy"
Security conferences:

We continue to be a presence at security conferences. We recently sponsored SOURCE and BSides Boston and will have a booth for the first time at the upcoming Black Hat USA show in Las Vegas next month. We'll also be hosting a dinner at SecTor this fall. And that's just the beginning.

Stay tuned for much more.