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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 21, 2013 6:36 AM

State of the Internet Report: DDoS Trends, SEA Attac ...

The latest Akamai State of the Internet report analyzes recent DDoS trends and includes a section on something I've written about a lot in recent months -- attacks from the so-called Syrian Electronic Army. DDoS attacks spiked in the second quarter of 2013, with Akamai customers reporting 318 attacks -- a 54 percent increase over the 208 reported in the first quarter. At 134 reported attacks, the Enterprise sector continued to

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 18, 2013 8:16 AM

Are You a Future Akamai Security Professional?

It's week three of Cyber Security Awareness Month at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the focus is on the future security workforce. Here's what DHS says on its website: As technology continues to evolve and improve, the need to protect against evolving cyber threats also requires improvement and expansion. To meet the growing technological needs of government and industry, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is building strong

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 17, 2013 8:16 AM

Indonesian Attack Traffic Tops List; Port 445 No Lon ...

This week Akamai released its State of the Internet report for the second quarter of 2013, and the security section includes some changes since the last go around. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability. One of the things we track is the origin of attack

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 16, 2013 7:27 AM

An Overview of the OSI Model with Akamai CSO Andy El ...

In this video, Akamai CSO Andy Ellis gives an overview of the OSI model, abstraction layers, HTTP, TCP/IP and how together these things make the Internet work.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 11, 2013 8:25 AM

Schneier and Corman: A Conversation in Tweets

What does one do when he has to get on a plane right before one of the more anticipated keynotes at Akamai Edge? In my case, follow the tweets and retweet what I found most interesting.Below are tweets from those attending the keynote discussion between security luminary Bruce Schneier and Akamai InfoSec's Josh Corman. I followed from the taxi, through the TSA line and from the gate, and it was worth

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 11, 2013 4:02 AM

Dissecting Operation Ababil at Akamai Edge

Operation Ababil has been a thorn in the side of financial institutions this past year, costing victims both business and sleep. At Akamai Edge, we've been talking a lot about the attacks -- particularly the lessons we've learned and the fresh security measures companies have put in place. Thursday, Akamai CSO Andy Ellis led a panel discussion on the lessons learned, and earlier in the day John Summers -- VP

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 9, 2013 2:41 PM

George Delivers Security Message at Akamai Edge

At Akamai Edge I've been hanging out a lot with Dan Abraham, my InfoSec department colleague. I have yet to see him without George, the stuffed penguin who serves as our mascot and symbol of security awesomeness.Also see: "Security Front and Center at Akamai Edge 2013"We've shown George a good time, taking him on a stroll around Washington DC Sunday. (He visited the Spy Museum and was not amused to

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 8, 2013 5:54 AM

Bots, Crawlers Not Created Equally

A few months ago, Akamai Senior Enterprise Architect David Senecal wrote a post about ways to identify and mitigate unwanted bot traffic. Here at the Akamai Edge conference in Washington D.C., discussions around that continue -- specifically, how to squeeze the maximum usefulness out of bots and other Web crawlers.Also see: "Security Front and Center at Akamai Edge 2013"Yesterday, I continued a discussion I've been having about that with Matt Ringel

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 7, 2013 9:28 AM

Akamai Edge 2013 and Patch Tuesday

I'm in Washington D.C. for the Akamai Edge customer conference, and while it's easy to lose sight of the daily chores of security when you're spending the day listening to talks, there's still always work to be done. An example of that: Tuesday is Microsoft's regularly-scheduled security patch release.We'll be talking to Akamai customers at Edge about how our efforts play into their vulnerability management needs. We'll also talk about