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Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

May 19, 2014 12:32 PM

The Brittleness of the SSL/TLS Certificate System

Despite the time and inconvenience caused to the industry by Heartbleed, its impact does provide some impetus for examining the underlying certificate hierarchy. (As an historical example, in the wake of CA certificate misissuances, the industry looked at one set of flaws: how any one of the many trusted CAs can issue certificates for any site, even if the owner of that site hasn't requested them to do so; that

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 16, 2014 4:03 AM

Web Security Buzz

Each week, we compile a list of headlines trending on social media and distribute it internally via a newsletter called "Web Security Buzz." We recently decided to start running a public version via this blog. What follows are some of the stories we've been keeping an eye on for the past couple of weeks.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 14, 2014 12:25 PM

Microsoft's May 2014 Patch Load

Microsoft released it's May 2014 Security Update Tuesday. The latest vulnerabilities to be addressed affect everything from Windows, Internet Explorer and Office to Microsoft Server Software, Productivity Software and the .NET Framework.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 13, 2014 6:00 AM

Internet Disruptions Possible During World Cup 2014

Researchers from Akamai's CSIRT team warn of potential Internet disruptions during the upcoming World Cup event. FIFA's World Cup will be held in Brazil starting June 12. At the 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa, some 3,170,856 spectators attended 64 matches. FIFA is again distributing a total of over 3,000,000 tickets for the tournament, where Brazilian and international visitors will attend football (soccer) matches in 12 cities across Brazil.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 12, 2014 5:07 AM

Podcast: CSO Andy Ellis on Heartbleed

By now, most of you are aware of the Heartbleed vulnerability that sent shockwaves through the tech industry. Like many of you, Akamai had to work overtime to ensure our customers were protected. We did that, but as is the case with any large security threat, we continue to be vigilant and, while letting everyone know what we did to keep them secure, we're looking back at the lessons learned

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 8, 2014 7:17 PM

Microsoft Issues Patch Tuesday Preview for May 2014

Microsoft has released advance notification regarding the security updates it plans to release Tuesday. It looks like a busy month of patching ahead. The breakdown is below.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 8, 2014 5:18 AM

BSides Boston 2014: HallwayCon

As I noted in previous posts, LobbyCon is an important part of any security conference experience. At BSides Boston Saturday, attendees will enjoy the ritual with a special twist.Organizers call it HallwayCon. A description from the BSides Boston website:First come, first served! (Sign-up and put your name and topic on the board!) These lightning talks are 15-minute each and will go throughout the entire day.A variation of this happened during

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 7, 2014 5:56 AM

BSides Boston 2014: Dan Geer and Heartbleed

I first met Dan Geer 10 years ago, after he debated Microsoft's Scott Charney on the "Microsoft Monoculture" at a USENIX event in Boston. I was just starting to write about security and the man intimidated me. His intellect and speaking style were light years beyond anything I had comprehended before. As a news reporter, you talk to a lot of police officers, firefighters and politicians who speak in plain,

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 6, 2014 5:10 AM

BSides Boston Keynote Profile: Jack Daniel

An old friend will deliver the first keynote of BSides Boston Friday: Jack Daniel, technical product manager at Tenable Network Security. His talk is called "Doomed to Repeat: InfoSec's Failure to Learn from the Past."