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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.
In this week's episode, Martin and Steve talk about imposter syndrome and various paths into InfoSec, as well as how they got their careers started. Everyone's path is unique, and this episode explores that aspect with some recent examples including interviews published by SC Magazine with Lesley Carhart, and Wired who spoke with Maddie Stone - two exceptional examples of security professionals working in the field today.
By, Eric Kobrin Not only is October National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), but it also contains one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. In the spirit of NCSAM and Halloween, let's talk about Internet of Things (IoT) devices wreaking havoc from beyond the grave.
Overview The phishing landscape is constantly evolving. Over the years, it has evolved into a more scalable threat, with an overwhelming amount of campaigns being launched daily. Phishing also changed when criminals started adding more capabilities and features to their toolkits, which make the phishing websites long lived and difficult to detect.
Additional research and support provided by Chad Seaman. Introduction Akamai SIRT has been working on the development, and deployment, of custom multipurpose honeypots that attempt to mimic a wide array of services and devices. One of these honeypots shows the inner workings of an active exploitation campaign targeting Apache Solr (Solr). The campaign had a noticeable effect on targeting and exploitation attempts for two CVEs impacting Solr servers. This post
This week, join Martin and myself for a conversation around passwords, which is the theme for this week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Criminals aren't afraid to use our loyalty against us. As we've said in previous reports, password reuse is a significant problem in all industries. This latest edition of the State of the Internet/ Security report dives deep into how loyalty programs are targeted and exploited in the retail & hospitality industries.