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Compiling a full list of security conferences for a 12-month period is hard. There are the obvious ones, like RSA, Black Hat and Defcon. But there are countless more with content and networking opportunities security practitioners can benefit from.To that end, I want to direct you to this excellent list from Henry Dalziel, a security blogger with Concise Courses. It's the most comprehensive list I've ever seen.
I've never been a fan of security predictions, though I've written about them too many times to count. I guess that makes me a hypocrite. I could take the high road and tell you my bosses always make me write about it, but why pass the buck? In the world of tech media, we ALL write about predictions. Call it a case of doing one of those tasks you hate
Akamai's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert) has issued a new advisory about a Xsser mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT) attackers are using to target iOS and Android devices. The Xsser mRAT is spread through man-in-the-middle and phishing attacks and may involve cellphone tower eavesdropping for location-specific attacks.
Vulnerability assessment and pen testing both deal with finding and fixing security holes. But they are not the same thing. In this whiteboard presentation, Akamai security researcher Patrick Laverty explains the differences between the two, and how both are critical to the vulnerability management process at Akamai.
At Akamai, incidents happen daily. Despite strong controls, it's inevitable that problems will arise when so much content is being handled, processed and distributed within Akamai and on behalf of customers. To deal with that reality, the company has a set of procedures to manage incidents as they materialize. Most incidents are resolved by small interventions in the network. In this whiteboard presentation, Bill Brenner gives an overview.
In this whiteboard presentation, Akamai InfoSec Program Manager James Salerno explains what FedRAMP is, why it was created and why it's become an important part of Akamai's security compliance process.
The following was written by CSIRT Manager Mike Kun:While investigating an attack against an Akamai customer, Akamai's CSIRT discovered a server hosting a web-based attack tool -- a variant of the account checker tool first discovered in 2012.
Microsoft released its security bulletin for December 2014 this week, fixing security holes in Windows, Exchange, Office and Internet Explorer. The full patch matrix is below.More Akamai perspective on patching and vulnerability management:Akamai University: Vulnerability Management vs. Pen TestingTen Years After the Blaster WormBug Bounty Programs: A Turning Point for Microsoft
The following advisory was written by CSIRT Manager Mike Kun:We are aware of a newly-announced vulnerability found by Adam Langley and Brian Smith in some implementations of the TLS 1.x protocol that allows for a man-in-the-middle attack. This can result in insecure compromised transactions over TLS 1.x. For more details, read the original article.