They say old protocols never die. Okay, no one really says that, but it’s what happens in reality. If you look around a little, you can still find organisations with token ring networks while dial-up modems still account for a small, but significant part of Internet usage worldwide. And then there are the current protocols that simply never get updated. DNS and NTP are staples of the Internet that are absolutely necessary.
Martin McKeay, Akamai’s Security Advocate for EMEA, will explore the dangers of some of the outdated and unpatched protocols on the Internet today. These antiquated communication methods are being used and abused by malicious actors to send traffic and attacks against your network. Explore how to protect yourself, and learn good network hygiene practices to make sure your organisation is not part of the problem.