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November 2020 Archives

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

November 20, 2020 9:00 AM

WordPress Malware Setting Up SEO Shops

While recently looking over my honeypots, I discovered an infection where a malicious actor added a storefront on top of my existing WordPress installation. For background, this particular honeypot is a full instance of WordPress running on a Docker image. The administrator credentials are intentionally weak, in order to give those with malicious intent easy access. This way I can examine what attacks the vulnerable site will undergo and what

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

November 19, 2020 9:00 AM

A Discussion: Kristin Nelson-Patel's path to InfoSec ...

Martin and Steve talk with Kristin Nelson-Patel, the Lead Architect on Akamai's Sensors Team, about her path into InfoSec, impostor syndrome, and what her job entails. This episode is a continuation of the theme started in October, and earlier this month, where others shared their experiences.

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

November 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai's Affinity Conference: A Discussion

In this week's episode, Steve is joined by Ela Wolny, Joanna Gamracy, Robert Pajak, Or Katz, and Larry Cashdollar to talk about Akamai's Affinity conference. Larry and Or discuss their presentations, while Ela, Joanna, and Robert introduce Steve to Affinity and its history. The Akamai Affinity conference is an annual conference created by IT professionals, for IT professionals. Over three days, Affinity offers participants an opportunity to experience not only

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

November 6, 2020 9:00 AM

A Discussion: Imposter Syndrome & Paths To InfoSec ...

Steve Ragan and Chad Seaman, senior researcher for Akamai's SIRT, discuss their paths into InfoSec, impostor syndrome, and the magic that was Encarta '95. This episode is part of a longer series on impostor syndrome, and the unique paths many of us in Akamai's InfoSec team have taken in security.