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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:

Video: The Evolving Threat Landscape

An overview of the evolving threat landscape with Akamai Director of Web Security Solutions Product Marketing, Dan Shugrue. Dan also shares how Akamai's Kona Site Defender service handles the increasing frequency, volume and sophistication of Web attacks.

Kona + Prolexic = Akamai Web Security Solutions

It feels like it's been an eternity, but just 79 days ago, Akamai announced the acquisition of Prolexic. Now that the acquisition has officially closed, we can finally start talking more about what it all means.

RSA Conference 2014: Previews from Around the Web

With a week to go before RSA Conference 2014, various tech publications are launching their annual what-to-expect articles. What follows are a few articles that offer some decent analysis. 

HQL Statement Tampering

Executive Summary

"Hibernate is an object-relational mapping (ORM) library for the Java language, providing a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a traditional relational database. Hibernate solves object-relational impedance mismatch problems by replacing direct persistence-related database accesses with high-level object handling functions." (Wikipedia)

According to a recent Java developer survey, Hibernate was ranked as the 2nd most popular Java framework.

InfoSec Mentors: #BSidesLV Needs You

One of the coolest things about Security B-Sides, in my opinion, is the effort that goes into giving industry newbies a hand up. The BSides Las Vegas Proving Ground Speaker Development Program is a powerful example of that. And the organizers need your help.

NTP Reflection Attacks

Yesterday we saw the news outlets light up with breathless reports of a massive distributed denial of service that was directed at the boutique company, Cloudflare. There was much ado about the volume of the attack peaking at 400 Gbps according to the numbers released by them. But, was this little more than hyperbole? This would not be without precedent.

Patch Tuesday Revision

Microsoft's patch Tuesday has arrived and further to our post from Feb 7th there have been a couple updates for the release this month. The revised bulletin contains two additional patches which address remote code execution issues in Internet Explorer and the Windows operating system.

Find out how Akamai can help you with your patch management via origin offload

ShmooCon Presentations Now Available

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the annual ShmooCon security conference in Washington DC. I wrote as much as I could, but in the end there's no substitute for seeing the full, raw presentations. With that in mind, I'm happy to let you all know the video recordings are now available.