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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 13, 2014 5:53 AM

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday Release for August 2014

Microsoft released its August 2014 Security Update Tuesday. The company's OneNote note-taking software, Internet Explorer browser, Server software, and .NET Framework were most affected this time.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 12, 2014 3:15 PM

Akamai Security Podcast: Meet the InfoSec Interns

In the latest episode of the Akamai Security Podcast, I interview three interns -- Yuan Jiang, Chae Won Lee and Tom Boning. They spent the summer working with our InfoSec team. They talk about their projects and where they hope to go from here.Listen to the full episode HERE.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 12, 2014 6:25 AM

Video Presentations from BSidesLV 2014

My friend Adrian Crenshaw of Irongeek.com has pulled off quite a feat -- posting all of BSidesLV's video-recorded presentations. Pretty impressive, since it's barely been a week since the event opened. Go here to watch the full roster of videos. For this post, I want to share the presentation by Akamai's own Patrice Coles, "Third-Party Service Provider Diligence: Why are we doing it all wrong?"

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 11, 2014 4:44 AM

Security Kahuna Podcast: Las Vegas Edition

Akamai Security Storyteller Bill Brenner and Akamai Security Advocates Martin McKeay and Dave Lewis report from Las Vegas during Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON. They are joined by special guests Steve Ragan and Gillis Jones.They touch on antivirus pioneer John McAfee's appearances at BSidesLV and DEF CON, security luminary Dan Geer's Black Hat keynote, and try to answer the age-old question: Why go to these events?About our guests:Steve Ragan

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 8, 2014 1:38 PM

OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

On Wednesday, 2014-08-06, the OpenSSL Project disclosed nine low- and moderate-severity vulnerabilities, with details published here. These are vulnerabilities that can potentially impact OpenSSL clients and servers worldwide. We currently believe our services are not impacted by CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3509, CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3507, CVE-2014-3510, and CVE-2014-3512. We are in the process of rolling out a fix to address vulnerabilities CVE-2014-3511 and CVE-2014-5139 for each of our relevant services. Akamai is investigating

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 6, 2014 4:06 PM

BSidesLV and DEF CON: Security Bookshelf

I was browsing the tables this morning at BSidesLV and came across some books published by No Starch Press, which will also have books on display at DEF CON this weekend.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 6, 2014 3:37 PM

Not Your Older Brother's Black Hat

Walking around Black Hat USA 2014 today, I'm struck by how much things have changed. For many years, the event was held in the Caesars Palace conference center. The corridors were crammed with people between talks, and the extent of the exhibit area were tables lining one wall. Now it's at Mandalay Bay, which has a lot more space. But that's not the crazy part.The crazy part is the exhibit hall. That

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 6, 2014 11:45 AM

News Sources for Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON

It used to be that I went to conferences to report news. Now, as a member of Akamai's InfoSec department, my role is different. I still write about a lot of topics, especially those pertaining to Akamai's security procedures and beliefs. But for the most part, now I'm on the other side, looking for good news sources to keep track of what's happening.Fortunately, I didn't have to look far...One source is Dark

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 4, 2014 3:08 PM

Akamai at Black Hat USA 2014

A platoon of Akamites -- myself included -- will descend on Las Vegas this week for Black Hat USA 2014 as well as BSidesLV and DEF CON. We'll be there to network, tell Akamai's security story and learn from those of you who will be giving talks.At Black Hat, you can find us in the Business Hall at Booth 858. Come say hi and collect some free items, including scan-blocking card holders,