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Akamai Security Storyteller Bill Brenner and Akamai Security Advocates Martin McKeay and Dave Lewis report from Las Vegas during Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON. They are joined by special guests Steve Ragan and Gillis Jones.They touch on antivirus pioneer John McAfee's appearances at BSidesLV and DEF CON, security luminary Dan Geer's Black Hat keynote, and try to answer the age-old question: Why go to these events?About our guests:Steve Ragan
On Wednesday, 2014-08-06, the OpenSSL Project disclosed nine low- and moderate-severity vulnerabilities, with details published here. These are vulnerabilities that can potentially impact OpenSSL clients and servers worldwide. We currently believe our services are not impacted by CVE-2014-3508, CVE-2014-3509, CVE-2014-3505, CVE-2014-3506, CVE-2014-3507, CVE-2014-3510, and CVE-2014-3512. We are in the process of rolling out a fix to address vulnerabilities CVE-2014-3511 and CVE-2014-5139 for each of our relevant services. Akamai is investigating
I was browsing the tables this morning at BSidesLV and came across some books published by No Starch Press, which will also have books on display at DEF CON this weekend.
Walking around Black Hat USA 2014 today, I'm struck by how much things have changed. For many years, the event was held in the Caesars Palace conference center. The corridors were crammed with people between talks, and the extent of the exhibit area were tables lining one wall. Now it's at Mandalay Bay, which has a lot more space. But that's not the crazy part.The crazy part is the exhibit hall. That
It used to be that I went to conferences to report news. Now, as a member of Akamai's InfoSec department, my role is different. I still write about a lot of topics, especially those pertaining to Akamai's security procedures and beliefs. But for the most part, now I'm on the other side, looking for good news sources to keep track of what's happening.Fortunately, I didn't have to look far...One source is Dark
A platoon of Akamites -- myself included -- will descend on Las Vegas this week for Black Hat USA 2014 as well as BSidesLV and DEF CON. We'll be there to network, tell Akamai's security story and learn from those of you who will be giving talks.At Black Hat, you can find us in the Business Hall at Booth 858. Come say hi and collect some free items, including scan-blocking card holders,
The following is a guest post from Akamai Principal Security Engineer Rich Salz.The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is becoming a center for the application of cryptography. There are a handful of factors contributing to this: · It is the technical organization that defines the protocols and standards that enable the Internet. · The recent Snowden revelations that showed how much government spying there is on Internet traffic. · The
Microsoft and Akamai have teamed up with Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) to create a security-focused accelerator program. It's based at the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Israel, and interested entrepreneurs and startups can apply now. Startups accepted into the program will be announced Sept. 7 and the class will run through January.