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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 17, 2013 5:25 AM

Security at Planetary Scale: An Anthology

We continue this week's series of anthologies with a collection of posts about security at planetary scale.Environmental Controls at Planetary ScaleEach data center in a planetary scale environment is now as critical to availability as a power strip is to a single data center location.  Mustering an argument to monitor every power strip would be challenging; a better approach is to have a drawer full of power strips, and replace

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 16, 2013 6:35 AM

Attack Techniques and Defenses: An Anthology

Akamai's security team defends customers from a variety of threats 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You name it: DDoS attacks, DNS-related attacks, vulnerability exploitation -- we've seen it all. What follows is a collection of posts focusing on attack techniques and the defenses we have deployed and/or suggested. Indonesian Attack Traffic Tops List; Port 445 No Longer Main TargetIndonesia replaces China as the top producer of attack

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 12, 2013 9:03 AM

Akamai CSIRT Warns of DNS Record Hijacking

In recent weeks, Akamai's CSIRT team has seen the Web sites of multiple businesses redirected after being hijacked by a malicious user. CSIRT's Patrick Laverty, who authored the advisory, said the intent of these hacks can include the redirection and capture of all company email to a rogue server, or to simply cause embarrassment to the company being affected.For more on this topic, see "The DNS Security Collection"The problem is

David Senecal

David Senecal

December 11, 2013 12:09 PM

Anomaly scoring is a better way to detect a real att ...

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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 10, 2013 6:16 AM

How Origin Offload Improves Patch Management

I frequently write about patching updates, believing its important for customers and the wider business world to keep their machines as updated as possible. But until now, I've never written about the direct role Akamai plays in smoothing the patch management process along.This is a post about origin offload and how it keeps the patch downloading sites of various companies from getting crushed beneath the weight of heavy demand

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 9, 2013 10:34 AM

A Decade of Dramatic Change in Security

Since so many Akamai customers and the wider public run on Microsoft infrastructure, I frequently write about the software giant here. Most of the time, it's to give people the head's up on upcoming patches, or to explain how Akamai security protects customers from weaknesses on the Microsoft side. Because of all the flaws and attacks Microsoft users have suffered from, picking on the company became a popular activity in

Margaret Kuchler

Margaret Kuchler

December 6, 2013 10:30 AM

Mobile Retail Traffic represents 35 percent of the T ...

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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 6, 2013 5:45 AM

December Patch Tuesday Preview

Patch Tuesday is an important calendar item for Akamai customers, given how dominant Windows machines are in many companies. This month is shaping up to be a big one. What follows is a preview of Microsoft's December 2013 Security Update. Bulletin IDMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected SoftwareBulletin 1Critical Remote Code ExecutionRequires restartMicrosoft Windows, Microsoft Office,Microsoft LyncBulletin 2Critical Remote Code ExecutionRequires restartMicrosoft Windows,Internet ExplorerBulletin 3Critical Remote Code ExecutionRequires restartMicrosoft WindowsBulletin 4Critical Remote Code ExecutionMay

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 5, 2013 7:18 AM

Akamai InfoSec's Brick of Enlightenment

This is a sequel to yesterday's post -- the Akamai Security Podcast interview with Dave Lewis.  Dave, one of our security advocates, is doing a lot of blogging over at CSOonline.com. He did so much blogging in November alone that I found it necessary to compile everything here. I wouldn't want you to miss anything, after all.Here it is, a compilation of November posts from his blog, Brick of Enlightenment:VPN