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- We saw a record number of DDoS attacks recorded on the Prolexic network - more than double what was reported in Q1 2014.
- The profile of typical attacks changed.
- Last year, high bandwidth, short-duration attacks were the norm. This time, the typical DDoS attack was less than 10 Gbps and lasted for more than 24 hours.
- SSDP attacks -- absent in Q1 2014 -- came on strongly in Q1 2015.
- The proliferation of unsecured home-based, Internet-connected devices using the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Protocol has made them attractive attack targets.
Researchers from Akamai's PLXsert and CSIRT teams continue to research DD4BC's threats and attack activity, and this afternoon released a new bulletin to Akamai customers through the company's Luna portal and Akamai Community.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Boston chapter will hold it's monthly meeting Wednesday night at Akamai headquarters. Details below.
SOURCE Boston will be held later this month at the Marriott Courtyard. Several people from Akamai InfoSec will be there volunteering, working the Akamai booth and attending talks. The full agenda is below.
BSides Boston is Saturday at Microsoft, 1 Cambridge Center. Several people from Akamai InfoSec will be there volunteering, working the Akamai booth and attending talks. The full agenda is below.
Tenable Network Security commissioned media pro David Spark to produce videos during RSA Conference and BSidesSF 2015. His lens caught a lot of Akamai. Here are some particularly good interviews.
The Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report is due out next month, and we spent much of last week's RSA Conference 2015 previewing sections. We continue doing so today.
Last week we reviewed the significance of a 100 GBPS attack, the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking, and the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption. Today, we look at an analysis of SQL injection attacks based on data from Akamai's Kona Site Defender web application firewall (WAF).
Tenable Network Security commissioned media pro David Spark to produce videos during RSA Conference and BSidesSF 2015. Along the way, he caught up with Akamai Security Advocate Dave Lewis and myself. Here's the resulting interview.
State of the Internet Security Podcast Host Bill Brenner catches up with Akamai security advocates Dave Lewis and Martin McKeay.
Friends and industry colleagues, the trio dissects RSA 2015 from a security expert perspective. Over the last few years, the RSA conference been considered an insider event with a structured theme and coinciding messaging - Brenner and team discuss the expansion of RSA into a major event lacking central messaging.
In addition to discussing the changes observed at RSA 2015, Brenner also discusses with McKeay and Lewis the future for RSA in events to come and how businesses are evolving to adapt to customers and prospects who attend.