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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 1, 2015 12:00 PM

Akamai Edge 2015 Cloud Security Track

Next month, I'll be at the Akamai Edge customer conference. It's a terrific opportunity to meet face-to-face with a lot of our customers and get their feedback on what's working for them and what we can improve upon. A robust Web Security track of talks is planned, and I'll be blogging about it. The security track will run each day of Edge. Here's a tentative look at some of the discussions we have

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 31, 2015 6:01 AM

Teens Busted for Exploiting Lizard Squad Attack Tool

In January, we told you about Lizard Squad, an attack group that ruined Christmas for a lot of Sony Playstation and Xbox users by launching DDoSes against those gaming networks. The authorities have been chasing them down since then, and this month six teens were arrested for using Lizard Squad's signature Lizard Stresser DDoS attack tool.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 20, 2015 4:23 PM

Media Coverage of the Q2 2015 SOTI Security Report

It's only been a couple days since we released the Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report, but it has already generated a fair amount of media coverage. The following articles are what we've seen so far.Attackers are using insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks (Computerworld)A report released Tuesday by cloud services provider Akamai Technologies shows that the number of DDoS attacks is on the rise.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 18, 2015 6:03 AM

Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report Releas ...

Akamai has released the Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report. This quarter's report, which provides analysis and insight into the global cloud security threat landscape, can be downloaded here. Previews for the Q2 State of the Internet Security Report:The Shellshock EffectTor Pros and ConsAttackers Focus on SYN and UDP VectorsWordPress and the Danger of Third-Party PluginsBefore Q2's State of the Internet Security Report is Released, Let's Review Q1

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 17, 2015 4:45 AM

Q2 SOTI Security Preview: The Shellshock Effect

This is the final preview for the Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report, which comes out tomorrow. Here, we take a look at web application attacks and the impact that comes with adding two attack types to the picture. Note: We'll show the actual percentages for these attacks once the report is officially released. One more day! Previews for the Q2 State of the Internet Security Report:Tor Pros

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 13, 2015 4:59 AM

Q2 SOTI Security Preview: Tor Pros and Cons

The Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report (SOTI Security) is due out in the next couple of weeks, and today we continue previewing various sections. Tuesday we told you about security risks that come into play when third-party plug-ins are used with Wordpress. Yesterday we looked at attack vectors the bad guys favored in Q2. Today we look at the security risks businesses face when using Tor.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 12, 2015 4:49 AM

Q2 SOTI Security Preview: Attackers Focus on SYN and ...

The Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report (SOTI Security) is due out in the next couple of weeks, and today we continue previewing various sections. Yesterday we told you about security risks that come into play when third-party plug-ins are used with Wordpress. Today we look at attack vectors the bad guys favored in Q2.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 11, 2015 5:06 AM

Q2 SOTI Security Preview: WordPress and the Danger o ...

The Q2 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report (SOTI Security) is due out in the next couple of weeks, and today we begin previewing various sections. Let's begin with the potential security risks that come into play when third-party plug-ins are used with Wordpress. WordPress is the world's most popular website and blogging platform. Its ever-growing popularity makes it an attractive target for attackers who aim to exploit hundreds

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 10, 2015 5:09 AM

Before Q2's State of the Internet Security Report is ...

This month we'll release the Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report. Tomorrow, we'll begin previewing sections of that report in this blog.But before we begin, a look back at the previous quarter's report is in order. Such a review will better position readers to digest the new report and do some comparing and contrasting. Every report highlights a new trend, but we also see things that don't change