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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 6, 2014 7:07 AM

Security Predictions? Here Are Some Facts About 2014

I've said it before and will repeat it here: I absolutely loathe security predictions. I have nothing against those who make them. It's just that most predictions are always so much duh. The rest are marketing creations that have no attachment to reality. Examples of the self evident:Mobile malware is gonna be a big deal.Social networking will continue to be riddled with security holes and phishing attacks.Microsoft will release a lot

Akamai

Akamai

December 19, 2013 5:11 AM

Akamai Security Podcast: All The Episodes, Expanded

A round-up of the first nine episodes of the Akamai Security Podcast:Episode 1: CEO Tom Leighton discusses the legacy of Co-Founder Danny Lewin, Akamai's role on 9-11-01, and his vision of Akamai as a major player in the security industry.Episode 2:  I talk to Meg Grady-Troia about her role in Akamai InfoSec, particularly the security training she does for new hires. Episode 3: I talk to Larry Cashdollar, a senior security response engineer on our CSIRT team. Larry

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

December 18, 2013 5:19 AM

Akamai Security Compliance: The Story So Far

Continuing our weekly series of security anthologies, we focus today on Akamai compliance procedures. We're currently in the midst of an ongoing series on how Akamai approaches it, but the following content presents the story thus far. Four Things to Ask Before Seeking FedRAMP Certification For a look at how we reached FedRAMP certification, I spoke with Akamai InfoSec's Kathryn Kun, the program manager who played a critical role in

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