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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 4, 2013 8:46 AM

Akamai Edge and National Cyber Security Awareness Mo ...

There's been a lot of debate in the InfoSec community about the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of security awareness programs. More such discussion is likely this month as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) promotes National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Rather than repeat my own position on the matter, I'll direct you to the post "Security Awareness Programs: Better Than Nothing." For now, I'm thinking about how DHS's initiative fits

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 3, 2013 4:54 AM

Silk Road, Tor and the Threat of DDoS

Whenever authorities bust somebody for alleged use of popular software for illegal purposes, there's always the chance digital miscreants will protest with DDoS and other attacks. That's certainly a possibility after the FBI's arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts," alleged operator of Silk Road, a marketplace for illegal drugs. According to the Reuters news service, federal prosecutors charged Ulbricht with one count each of narcotics trafficking conspiracy,

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 2, 2013 8:55 AM

Was This Really One of the Internet's Biggest Attack ...

There was an interesting story in eWeek yesterday about "one of the largest attacks in the history of the Internet" taking place last week. It describes a 9-hour barrage against an unnamed entity that swelled to 100 Gigabits of traffic at its peak. But does it really qualify as one of the biggest in Internet history? It's an impressive barrage, to be sure. Reading the article reminded me of a post Akamai

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 30, 2013 6:33 AM

Security Webinars for SMBs

I'm pleased to announce a trilogy of webinars set for next month on web app security for SMBs: small-to-medium-sized businesses. We'll discuss the basic ingredients of web security for SMBs and eCommerce, common problems found at the mom-and-pop level, and ways to better prepare for security audits. Common hacking techniques and ways to defend your networks against them will also be covered. And, with the holiday shopping season coming up, we'll examine common

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 26, 2013 6:12 AM

5 Noteworthy Security Headlines

Every morning I scan the news headlines for stories that may have an impact on Akamai customers and the wider security community. Today I direct you toward five items worth keeping an eye on. Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service By Brian Krebs, Krebs on SecurityAn identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans has infiltrated computers at

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 25, 2013 5:35 AM

Akamai InfoSec at Several Security Cons This Week

There are several important security conferences this week and this coming weekend, and Akamai InfoSec will participate in all of them. Security Advocate Dave Lewis is at two events in Chicago: ASIS 2013 and the (ISC)2 Congress.London-based Security Advocate Martin McKeay is attending BruCON 2013 in Ghent, Belgium. Meanwhile, Akamai CSO Andy Ellis and Security Intelligence Director Joshua Corman are headed to DerbyCon 3.0 in Louisville, Kentucky. Andy will give a

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 24, 2013 7:33 AM

Building a Security Page

Earlier this month, I told you about the second phase of efforts to raise Akamai's profile as a security company. This post is an update on the last goal I mentioned: creating a security page on the Akamai website.The page will allow InfoSec practitioners to access all our security content in one place. There will be easier access to the security blog posts, podcasts and videos we already produce daily

Akamai

Akamai

September 23, 2013 4:53 AM

Podcast: Akamai InfoSec's Larry Cashdollar

In this week's Akamai Security Podcast, I talk to Larry Cashdollar, a senior security response engineer on our CSIRT team. Larry discusses the mechanics of his job and the particular threats he and the team have been tracking and defending against. Listen here.

Akamai

Akamai

September 20, 2013 11:16 AM

The Bouncer and the Concierge

Most of the readers of this blog already know Akamai and our connection to e-Commerce.  We've been helping IR 500 companies accelerate traffic for 15 years.  Today 96 of the Top 100 retailers (as measured by Internet Retailer) take advantage of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to optimize content and deliver traffic.   What many of you may not know is that in addition to delivering performance, Akamai also protects etailers