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Akamai Edge 2014 and National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It's fitting that the Akamai Edge customer conference is in October. It's the same month as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we'll have a robust security track at Edge.

Topics in the security track include:

  • Developing strategies to secure your data, sites and applications -- choosing among solutions in the datacenter and in the cloud, which aspects of security to manage internally and areas to leverage managed services
  • Best practices in incident response planning - hear from customers on how they plan and test to ensure they're ready for the inevitable
  • The evolution of SSL - an overview of the initiatives, PFS, SNI, IPV6 that are changing this fundamental security technology
  • Inside Heartbleed: what insights can we take away from how we responded to this recent vulnerability to improve our security postures in the future
  • Managing enterprise global security in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Using Akamai's shared intelligence about client reputation to improve DDoS and application security
The 11th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center -- is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

DHS will focus on the security basics. Akamai Edge will take a deeper, more technical dive into the problems and procedures security practitioners are immersed in daily.

It's a pretty good combination that will cover the big picture and make us all a little smarter.

Here's the calendar of topics for National Cyber Security Awareness Month:

Week One: Oct 1-3
Promoting Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. This week will also highlight efforts related to Executive Order 13636 to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Week Two: October 6-10 Secure Development of IT Products

Building security into information technology products, including the phones, tablets, and computers we use every day, is key to enhanced cybersecurity.

Week Three: October 13-17
Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things

Highlights the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and properly securing all devices, including household items, that are connected to the Internet.

Week Four: October 20-24
Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Showcases what emerging and established businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.

Week Five: October 27-31
Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement

Working with law enforcement to combat cyber crime and educate the public on how to protect themselves from online crime.