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RSAC: Video Updates Worth Watching

Each year at RSA Conference 2014, I team up with David Spark, founder of Spark Media Solutions. Specifically, he creates a bunch of clever, high-quality videos from the showroom floor and then I share them. So far, he has sent me four videos done for Ziff-Davis. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

RSAC Q&A: Fighting Off DDoS Attacks

For RSA Conference 2014, we partnered with IBM to create content that's beneficial to customers of both our companies. As part of the effort, I was interviewed by Mary Karnes, a product manager with IBM Security Services. The ultimate question: how best to respond to DDoS attacks.

Karnes primarily focuses on services that help defend against web attacks (including distributed denial of service) and targeted attacks. Information security has been her focus for more than 13 years, as the leader of a penetration testing team, manager of a security intelligence team, and as a security transformation executive. She holds two patents and a masters degree in telecommunications.

  • Read her interview with me HERE.

Day three of RSA Conference 2014 has begun at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Yesterday was an eventful day, so let's have a look at some of the high -- and low -- points in the news:

Highlights from Day 2 of BSidesSF

The second and final day of BSidesSF was crammed with great talks. Here's a round-up of the discussions that caught my attention. As always, thanks to the volunteers and organizers who consistently make this a must-attend event.

RSA 2014: Privacy, Property Under Threat

A Boston news station did a story about foreign governments stealing secrets in New England, and Akamai's security efforts are featured prominently. The attacks CSO Andy Ellis describes to the reporter tie in with a lot of the concerns we're hearing about at RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco this week. 

Most of the conversations I've been having with security practitioners involve the threat to privacy and intellectual property, and their concerns are consistent with what we're seeing in our own daily research, monitoring and defense. 

Watch CBS Boston's report here.

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RSAC/BSidesSF 2014: Akamai Web Security Giveaways

For this year's RSA and BSidesSF, Akamai staff will be giving out a lot of cool stuff. We have stickers, T-shirts, pens and special sleeves for your credit and other cards. If you want any of these items, come find me or one of my Akamai InfoSec teammates. Visit our booth in the RSA exhibit hall for such additional items as foam rocket launchers. I also hear there are cool giveaways at the booth of our new Prolexic colleagues.


RSA 2014: A Talk InfoSec Curmudgeons Should Attend

Two good friends are delivering a talk at RSA Conference 2014 that's near and dear to my heart. The subject: work-life balance, mindfulness and happiness in the security profession. 

MIT's 2014 STAMP/STPA Workshop and Conference

This is the first of what will be several posts on MIT's 2014 STAMP Conference. Staff from Akamai InfoSec will participate in this event, which makes perfect sense given our close ties and history with MIT.

RSA Preview: How Data Defeated Dogma

Our ongoing series of RSA Conference 2014 previews brings us to a topic we've told you about before: the battle to establish a bug bounty program at Microsoft.

Prolexic Acquisition: More Research to Share

Now that Akamai's acquisition of Prolexic is official, I can answer a question I've gotten repeatedly: How will the addition of Prolexic impact the new Akamai Security site we're launching next week? It's an easy question to answer, but first some background: