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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

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 9, 2013 12:59 PM

Microsoft's July Patch Load: Many Critical Fixes

Microsoft has released seven security bulletins addressing 34 CVEs. Since so many Akamai customers run Windows environments, we find it important to let you know whenever these are rolled out.Jonathan Ness, an engineer for Microsoft's Security Response Center, says six bulletins have a maximum severity rating of critical, and one has a maximum severity rating of Important. Below is a table to help you prioritize patch deployments in your environment.BulletinMost