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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

November 11, 2013 9:31 AM

Akamai.com Security Section Takes Shape

A few weeks ago I wrote about our efforts to develop a section for the Akamai website that's all security, all the time. Here's an update.First, a summary: This section 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 as well as such new content as slideshows, infographics, research papers

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

November 8, 2013 1:28 PM

Looking forward to Forward Secrecy

Akamai is constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our platform and protect our clients' traffic. We're currently looking into an encryption mechanism called Perfect Forward Secrecy, or simply Forward Secrecy. We prefer to use the term "Forward Secrecy" because nothing in security is perfect and we'd rather not imply that it could be. Akamai plans to include Forward Secrecy as a capability our customers can start using

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

November 8, 2013 5:25 AM

Akamai Security Videos, Part 1

Several readers have asked me where they can find all our podcasts and videos. Our soon-to-be-released security microsite will make everything easy to find. But for now, we're creating a series of round-ups. Yesterday we published the first six podcast episodes. Further down the road, we'll have a round-up of our security webinars. What follows is the first compilation of videos. What's a Zero-Day Vulnerability? Akamai Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis gives

Akamai

Akamai

November 6, 2013 6:13 AM

Podcast: Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith, Part 2

In Episode 6 of the Akamai Security Podcast, I continue my discussion with CSIRT Director Michael Smith. In this installment, Mike describes the process by which CSIRT delivers daily threat intelligence to our customers, along with the defensive measures needed to block attacks.--Listen to the podcast HEREBio: Michael Smith is a senior security manager with more than 20 years of experience in the IT security and intelligence fields performing security design and engineering,

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

November 5, 2013 6:39 AM

Webinar: Preparing Your Web Security Strategy

For the third and final episode of our webinar series on Web security for small and medium businesses, Security Ledger Editor-in-Chief Paul Roberts joins me for a discussion on holiday-themed threats and strategies SMBs can adopt to fight back.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

November 4, 2013 1:32 PM

Webinar: Threats and Defenses for Smaller Businesses

Steve Ragan, a former hacker and current staff writer for CSOonline.com, joins me in part two of our series on Web security for small and medium businesses. The focus of this episode is on hacking techniques, attacks and defenses.

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

November 1, 2013 9:08 AM

Whither HSMs

Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are physical devices attached or embedded in another computer to handle various cryptographic functions. HSMs are supposed to provide both physical and logical protection of the cryptographic material stored on the HSM while handling cryptographic functions for the computer to which they are attached. As websites move to the cloud, are HSMs the right way to achieve our goals? Before we talk about goals, it is

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

November 1, 2013 4:34 AM

Twitter Chat: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Yesterday, Akamai InfoSec participated in a second Twitter forum as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Participants supplied a ton of great resources, which I think is worth sharing here. See last week's Twitter chat about cybercrime defenseWhat follows are some of the tweets from the conversation. If you want to better understand the threats to critical infrastructure and what's being done about it, you'll find what follows useful.14hbaber @baberI was on

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

October 31, 2013 7:21 AM

Webinar: Internet Security for Small & Medium Busine ...

This month, I've been hosting a three-part webinar series on the challenges smaller companies face when it comes to Web security. This week and next, I'm presenting the recordings here. WellStar Health System Security Director Martin Fisher joined me for part 1: "What Web Security Means for Small & Medium Businesses."