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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.
A look at security stories in the news that are relevant to Akamai customers and beyond.
Akamai has once again been chosen to help protect the leading global broadcasters, advertisers, partners and sponsors' sites for this year's World Cup. This has given us the opportunity to capture an incredible amount of data for analyzing specific trends.
The schedule for BSidesLV is out, along with details on a shuttle service that will transport attendees from the BSides venue to points throughout Las Vegas. Some of the speaker schedule is below, followed by the transportation and party details.
George Orwell once said, "International football is the continuation of war by other means" - as we will demonstrate in this post - Mr. Orwell was spot-on, according to statistics on web application layer attacks collected by Akamai's Cloud Security Intelligence platform, the 2014 world cup soccer matches spurred sophisticated cyber attacks between soccer-fan-hackers of competing sides.