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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 25, 2013 1:30 AM

Akamai State of the Internet Report: DDoS Trends

Yesterday, I shared details from the latest Akamai "State of the Internet" report regarding attack traffic and where it's coming from. Today, we look at what the report has to say about DDoS attacks.The full report can be downloaded here.We have quite a vantage point here at Akamai. Our globally-distributed Intelligent Platform helps us gather huge piles of data on everything from connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability/latency problems, and

Akamai

Akamai

July 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Please Join Us in Creating a Faster Forward World at ...

I'm pleased to invite you to our 6th Akamai Edge 2013 this October 7 - 11 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center. Join us and meet up with more than 1,000 of your industry peers and our best line-up yet of industry innovators, as we create the experiences that to drive a Faster Forward World. Our Biggest and Best Customer Conference Yet! More sessions, tracks and

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 23, 2013 10:14 AM

Video: Security Means Different Things to Different ...

In this video, Akamai CSO Andy Ellis explains why security means different things to different people.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 23, 2013 7:00 AM

Akamai State of the Internet Report: Attack Traffic, ...

Akamai's latest "State of the Internet" report is rich in detail about attack traffic and other areas of security. I'll be sharing all the security bits with you in the coming days. The full report can be downloaded here. We have quite a vantage point here at Akamai. Our globally-distributed Intelligent Platform helps us gather huge piles of data on everything from connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability/latency problems, and IPv6

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 22, 2013 10:22 AM

Video: A Primer on Security Laws

In this video, Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith walks viewers through the regulatory minefield. It's a great primer, though we suggest, as always, that you consult your own attorneys to understand how the laws and standards discussed in this video apply to you.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 22, 2013 7:52 AM

Akamai InfoSec at Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV

This time next week the security community will head to Las Vegas for Black Hat and BSidesLV. I won't be staying for DEF CON due to family obligations, but several Akamai InfoSec colleagues will be. What follows is a rough outline of where we'll be and what we'll be doing.Let's start with me...This will be the first conference I've attended without a press badge, since I'm now working for Akamai.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 18, 2013 4:58 AM

Talks Of Interest At DEF CON

I've been looking over the Black Hat 2013 schedule to see which talks best fit the issues Akamai's InfoSec team is dealing with daily. It's always a roll of the dice when you try to determine which talks to attend, because some look like the right fit on the website but then the talk turns out to be something different. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I've gone to talks

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 17, 2013 3:04 PM

Oracle Releases July 2013 CPU

Akamai customers and anyone else relying on Oracle infrastructure should know that the database giant has released its latest Critical Patch Update (CPU). A Critical Patch Update (CPU) is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities and is usually cumulative. But each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous CPU. Oracle delivers these updates every three months. The list of affected product releases and versions that are

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 17, 2013 6:34 AM

Feedback from Yesterday's DEF CON post

Yesterday, I wrote about the controversy surrounding DEF CON 21 and the organizers' suggestion that those working for such government agencies as the NSA sit this one out. I didn't offer an opinion on whether it was the right or wrong move, but captured both sides of the argument and asked readers for feedback. And, when tweeting the post, I argued that while some see this as drama, I saw