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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Major Areas of Technology within Security

In this Akamai InfoSec video tutorial, Security Intelligence Director Joshua Corman gives an overview of major areas of technology within security.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 6:43 AM

The Security Team's Role Within An Organization

In this Akamai InfoSec video tutorial, Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith gives an overview of the security team's role within an organization.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 6:32 AM

Cloud Security Made Simple

We in Akamai InfoSec are sitting on a mountain of educational videos, and I've spent the past month reviewing some 40 items. We'll eventually have a place on the Akamai website where you can easily access them all. But for now, I've decided to start making them available via my blog posts. In this episode, Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith gives an overview of the cloud, cloud infrastructure and cloud delivery models. 

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A Short History Of Cryptography

We in Akamai InfoSec are sitting on a mountain of educational videos, and I've spent the past month reviewing some 40 items. We'll eventually have a place on the Akamai website where you can easily access them all. But for now, I've decided to start making them available via my blog posts. The first one is a favorite of mine: CSO Andy Ellis giving a brief history of cryptography. Enjoy!

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 11, 2013 5:55 AM

Talks of Interest at #BlackHat2013

I've been looking over the Black Hat 2013 schedule to see which talks best fit the issues Akamai's InfoSec team is dealing with daily. It's always a roll of the dice when you try to determine which talks to attend, because some look like the right fit on the website but then the talk turns out to be something different. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I've gone to talks that didn't

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 10, 2013 4:14 AM

Talks Of Interest at #BSidesLV

I've been looking over the schedule for BSidesLV to see which talks best fit the issues Akamai's InfoSec team is dealing with daily. It's always a roll of the dice when you try to determine which talks to attend, because some look like the right fit on the website but then the talk turns out to be something different. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I've gone to talks that didn't

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 9, 2013 12:59 PM

Microsoft's July Patch Load: Many Critical Fixes

Microsoft has released seven security bulletins addressing 34 CVEs. Since so many Akamai customers run Windows environments, we find it important to let you know whenever these are rolled out.Jonathan Ness, an engineer for Microsoft's Security Response Center, says six bulletins have a maximum severity rating of critical, and one has a maximum severity rating of Important. Below is a table to help you prioritize patch deployments in your environment.BulletinMost

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 9, 2013 6:41 AM

Bracing For Fresh DDoS Attacks

This morning a story caught my attention regarding the potential for another wave of DDoS attacks. The article, by Tracy Kitten at Bank InfoSecurity, quotes researchers who see modifications being made to Brobot -- a favorite weapon in attacks against the banking sector. She wrote:Experts say distributed-denial-of-service attacks against U.S. banks are not over, despite what's now been a two-month cease-fire by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters. Security

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 9, 2013 4:31 AM

A Black Hat, DefCon and B-Sides survival guide

Many security professionals are making plans for a week in Las Vegas at the end of this month for three big InfoSec conferences: Black Hat, Defcon and BSidesLV. Several of us from Akamai InfoSec have been going for years and are familiar with what to expect and how to make the best use of our time there. If you're a first-time attendee, however, the experience can be overwhelming.For that reason, each