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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

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 16, 2013 6:22 AM

DefCon's Fed Drama

With three big security conferences coming up in Las Vegas two weeks from now, much of the InfoSec community's attention is on who won't be at the third event: DefCon. Amidst revelations about the NSA's surveillance activities, DefCon organizers have advised feds to skip this year. It's a first in the 21-year history of this hacker gathering, and reaction has been sharply divided.Those outraged by the depth of the NSA's

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Major Areas of Technology within Security

In this Akamai InfoSec video tutorial, Security Intelligence Director Joshua Corman gives an overview of major areas of technology within security.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 6:43 AM

The Security Team's Role Within An Organization

In this Akamai InfoSec video tutorial, Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith gives an overview of the security team's role within an organization.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 15, 2013 6:32 AM

Cloud Security Made Simple

We in Akamai InfoSec are sitting on a mountain of educational videos, and I've spent the past month reviewing some 40 items. We'll eventually have a place on the Akamai website where you can easily access them all. But for now, I've decided to start making them available via my blog posts. In this episode, Akamai CSIRT Director Michael Smith gives an overview of the cloud, cloud infrastructure and cloud delivery models. 

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A Short History Of Cryptography

We in Akamai InfoSec are sitting on a mountain of educational videos, and I've spent the past month reviewing some 40 items. We'll eventually have a place on the Akamai website where you can easily access them all. But for now, I've decided to start making them available via my blog posts. The first one is a favorite of mine: CSO Andy Ellis giving a brief history of cryptography. Enjoy!

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 11, 2013 5:55 AM

Talks of Interest at #BlackHat2013

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 that didn't

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 10, 2013 4:14 AM

Talks Of Interest at #BSidesLV

I've been looking over the schedule for BSidesLV 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 that didn't