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Learning from your remote workforce

Welcome to the Akamai Security Sound Bytes Podcast, a 6-part series with a mission of sharing the latest insights and perspectives from our top security experts on the ever-changing security landscape.

For Episode two, our host and Area Vice President, Randall Palm will be joined by Tony Lauro, Director of Security Technology and Strategy for a discussion around what organizations have learned from their shift to a remote workforce over the past months.

For the first episode in the series, Getting Ready for the Next Business Continuity Challenge, click here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/17608/403388

If you would like to connect to Randall, Tony, or any Akamai Security experts email SecuritySoundBytes@akamai.com
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  • Is your MFA secure or security theater? Mar 17 2021 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, and Dan Hall, Principal Product Manager, Akamai
    Join us as we talk about some of the trends that highlight the importance of multi-factor authentication (MFA) for protecting your workforce. While MFA is more widely deployed to better protect your applications and resources, these trends also highlight the inherent weaknesses of today’s MFA solutions.

    We will review a strong authentication factor based on the FIDO2 standards that present its own challenges in balancing security against cost and productivity. Finally, we will address how to ensure you choose a modern authentication framework tailored to your business model and needs to develop a secure, cost-effective, and low-friction solution.

    What you will learn:
    - The critical role of MFA (and the factor you use) within your cybersecurity program
    - The advantages of a strong authentication factor based on FIDO2
    - Solving the risk management challenges of security vs. cost and productivity
    - How to select a secure, cost-effective MFA solution
  • The Evolution of Security in the Cloud Mar 4 2021 5:00 pm UTC 21 mins
    Randall Palm and Matt Mosher, Akamai Technologies
    This is the fifth episode in a 6-part podcast series with a mission of sharing the latest insights and perspectives from our top security experts on the ever-changing security landscape. Our host, Randall Palm, AVP of Sales, is bringing over 20 years of experience at Akamai helping organizations through their digital transformations and will guide our audience through this 6-part series.

    On this episode, Randall Palm virtually sits down with Matt Mosher, Global Director for Prolexic Sales, to have a conversation around organizations starting their cloud security evolution. Randall and Matt breakdown the trend of a recent uptick in DDoS extortion attack campaigns, and what the future of these campaigns looks like for organizations across all industries. They then go on to talk about the movement from legacy security infrastructure to cloud security, the challenges and benefits, and suggestions for security leaders looking to get started.


    Customers and Prospects can respond directly to Randall and Patrick with any questions or requests for follow-up by contacting SecuritySoundBytes@akamai.com

    Check out our last episode in the series, How Today’s Security Challenges are Leading to Opportunities here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/17608/436515
  • Taking SASE From Buzzword to Plan Mar 3 2021 6:00 pm UTC 16 mins
    Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO
    Analyst frameworks can be a great resource, but to provide value, most have to be tailored to fit each company. Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) is a great framework example. It is gaining traction within the industry because it drives benefits like reducing vendor management overhead and complexity, but because different companies will have their own priorities, the framework doesn’t provide a set solution.

    This talk will map out how to develop your requirements, conduct a gap analysis, lock in a plan, and get buy-in for your SASE-based program.

    You will gain:
    • An understanding of the SASE framework and its benefits
    • Step-by-step detail about how to operationalize the framework
    • Tools to help you develop the strategy and business case

    Join us for a quick but actionable overview of how to integrate the protection of your edge!
  • Four Threats Hitting Your Edge Mar 3 2021 5:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    Akamai's Steve Winterfeld - Advisory CISO, and Tony Lauro - Director of Security Technology & Strategy
    One of the keys to building an effective defensive perimeter is understanding how the threat is attacking. While you can’t defend against everything, we will cover four of the top issues that you should be prepared for.

    This talk will review trends we are seeing in the following threat vectors:

    - DDoS (both Blackmail and Mega Attacks)
    - Formjacking / Skimming (i.e., Magecart)
    - Credential Stuffing (Account Takeover)
    - Malware C2 (Domain Generation Algorithms)

    Join us as we share real-world examples our customers experience every day and the evolving defensive techniques we use to mitigate the risk these attacks represent.
  • Magecart Mapping and Mitigation Recorded: Feb 25 2021 49 mins
    Akamai's John Brigham - Senior Technical Account Manager and Atoosa Rezai - Principal Technical Account Manager
    Join this 45-minute virtual workshop to learn:

    - How to model your site’s third-party resources map
    - The anatomy of a Magecart or web skimming attack
    - Strategies for proactive and reactive mitigation
    - Ways to implement access controls that reduce risk exposure
  • Tech Talk: Reducing peak bandwidth for OTT ft Akamai Technologies Recorded: Feb 23 2021 53 mins
    Will Law - Akamai's Chief Architect, and Sean McCarthy - Bitmovin's Technical Product Marketing Manager,
    View our collaboration with our valued CDN streaming partner, Akamai on demand. The talk covers multiple demos displaying how you can reduce peak bandwidth of your content via encoder, client, or CDN services. We displayed the practical ways you can reduce bandwidth on the fly. The talk is lead by Akamai's Chief Architect, Will Law, and Bitmovin's Technical Product Marketing Manager, Sean McCarthy.
  • Managing Your Web Application Firewall, Your Way Recorded: Feb 18 2021 47 mins
    Pratyush Sinha, Technical Account Manager, Akamai
    With 178 billion WAF rule triggers every 24 hours, Akamai harnesses unmatched visibility into attacks to deliver curated and highly accurate WAF protections that keep up with the latest threats.

    In this webinar we will be covering Akamai’s flagship security solution Kona Site Defender (KSD). Seamlessly built on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Kona Site Defender provides always-on protection from DDoS and application-layer attacks, with dramatically lower management overhead.

    Join Pratyush Sinha, Technical Account Manager at Akamai, on how you can take control and manage your web application firewall, your way.

    Agenda:

    1. Threat Review and Trends
    2. Overview of Kona Site Defender
    3. Web Security Analytics
    4. Logs & Alerts
    5. Integration & Support
  • Protecting Your Money for Nothing and Your Streams for Free Recorded: Jan 30 2021 13 mins
    Akamai Technologies
    Piracy has been with us since the silent movie era. So has enforcement. So your CFO isn’t crazy to ask, “What’s the ROI on fighting?” This session at the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) 2020 Media & Entertainment Day surveyed the academic literature on that very question, exploring concepts like “displacement” as well as how the bad guys make money. If you’re trying to figure out how to measure piracy and fund your defenses, download the video.

    Leading the session is Akamai’s Shane Keats, who analyzes security challenges through a video-centric lens. Prior to working at Akamai, Shane was a product marketing leader at security company McAfee and a business news journalist with CNN Moneyline.
  • OTT: Protecting, Detecting, and Enforcing Security Policies Recorded: Jan 30 2021 16 mins
    Akamai Technologies
    Akamai Principal Solutions Engineer Mark Barron presented at the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) 2020 Content Protection Summit. Watch this session to learn techniques for protecting, detecting, and enforcing security policies from content creation to the viewer experience. Mark will discuss:
    oHow hard is it to find premium, first-run VOD assets on so-called locker sites?
    oHow many times have you seen live event links shared on your social networks?
    oHow many lawyers and MBAs have you heard screaming about precious geo-restrictions being compromised by proxied viewers?
  • The Truth About Piracy Recorded: Jan 30 2021 37 mins
    Akamai Technologies
    Piracy has been with us since the days of silent movies — but as technology develops, criminals always find new weaknesses to exploit and make a profit. In this session, we will explore the challenges associated with tackling video piracy, how technology innovation can help (or not), and whether the industry should (and could) do more.
  • Marshaling Your Forces to Fight Piracy Recorded: Jan 28 2021 53 mins
    Akamai Technologies
    Video piracy is as much of a threat as it’s ever been not only to revenues of rights distributors but also jobs in the creative industry and the viability of licensing windows. In order to tackle the issue and support their legal activities, rights owners and distributors recognize that they need to consider a more complete anti-piracy posture across their business. This includes implementing technologies to provide real time situational awareness, adopting a zero trust approach within production and using technology that can identify and mitigate rights infringements in real time. In this session we will be looking at some of the most recent technical developments in the fight against video piracy and how the industry is starting to turn the tide against criminals with improved situational awareness.
  • DDoS and How It Differs from Other Cyber-attacks? Recorded: Jan 27 2021 61 mins
    Anthony Lauro, Director of Technology & Security Strategy, Matthew Mosher, Global Director of Prolexic Security Specialists
    With attacks becoming increasingly distributed in terms of both industries targeted and attack vectors leveraged, keeping business-critical assets up and running is more important than ever. Organizations of all sizes need access to high-quality mitigation controls, platform scale, and the expertise to stop DDoS attack campaigns in their tracks.

    Join Akamai's Director of Technology & Security Strategy, Tony Lauro, and Global Director of Prolexic Security Specialists, Matt Mosher as they discuss the evolved threat landscape, defense best practices, and tackle various DDoS questions:

    • What makes DDoS different from other cyberattack types
    • What platform defense options are in the market today
    • What DDoS attack types are most common
    • What is driving the DDoS threat landscape today and why do DDoS attacks still exist?
    • What role does the Cloud play in DDoS defense?

    About the speakers:
    Matt Mosher has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry. Has held serval position with Akamai security business unit, currently, he is the Global Director of the Prolexic security specialist managing a team of sales and presales resources that’s charter is to provide subject matter expertise for the Prolexic DDoS service.

    Tony Lauro is Director of Technology & Security Strategy for Akamai Technologies. Tony has worked with Akamai’s top global clients to provide cybersecurity guidance, architectural analysis, web application, and network security expertise. With over 20 years of Information Security operations experience, Tony has worked and consulted in many verticals including finance, automotive, medical/healthcare, enterprise, and mobile applications.
  • [state of the internet]/security Credential Stuffing: Attacks and Economies Recorded: Jan 21 2021 32 mins
    Patrick Sullivan, Senior Director, Security Technology & Strategy Akamai and Shane Keats, Director of Global Industry Mktg.
    Webinar: Credential stuffing targets media

    January 2019 saw the public release of a massive collection of private credentials — more than 25 billion email address and password combinations. Though much of the user information was from older data breaches, the audacious data dump reflects the reality that the theft, abuse, and sale of username/password combinations is a thriving criminal business.

    Media organizations, gaming companies, and the entertainment industry are among the biggest targets of credential stuffing attacks. The people behind these attacks realize the value of an account, whether it’s to a streaming site, a game, or someone’s social media account. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to steal them.

    During this webinar, we’ll share the recent research that digs into this trend, which has significant impacts for gaming, video, and entertainment companies.

    You’ll learn:

    - Why cheap tools and free tutorials lower the bar of entry for would-be criminals
    - How malicious actors turn data breaches into substantial profits on darknet markets
    - What businesses can do to detect and prevent credential stuffing attacks
  • Cyber Comparison: Quantifying how you stack up to your Peers Recorded: Jan 15 2021 30 mins
    Steve Winterfeld, Les Waltman
    One of the things that Boards and CXOs want to understand is how they compare to their peers/competition for managing cyber risk. This talk will examine what questions are asked and what metrics are needed to answer them. We will then provide a demo on how to collect some the key statistics you will need. Please join us as we share our lessons learned across multiple customers trying to solve how to accurately compare themselves to their peers in a way that supports the business.
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations: OTT Video Quality Recorded: Dec 17 2020 39 mins
    Alex Balford Sr Product Marketing Manager, Akamai and Nick Thomas Associate Director, MTM
    Webinar: OTT Service Providers Must Meet Growing Expectations Around Video Quality

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace, premium video providers are looking at various ways to differentiate their OTT services. Options include investing in content, offering aggressive pricing, enhancing the user experience, and focusing on consistent streaming quality.

    This webinar, in partnership with MTM Research, reveals what senior executives from a range of premium video distributors say about current trends and dynamics, and explores their views on the importance of video quality to commercial success.

    Date: August 15, 2019

    Time: 11 AM ET

    Speakers:

    Alex Balford
    Sr Product Marketing Manager, Akamai

    Nick Thomas
    Associate Director, MTM
  • Getting Started with SASE Recorded: Dec 16 2020 25 mins
    Patrick Sullivan - CTO Security, Akamai and Siddharth Deshpande - (former Gartner Analyst) Director Security Strategy, Akamai
    A conversation about SASE and network security frameworks

    Join Akamai CTO Patrick Sullivan and former Gartner Analyst, now Akamai Director of Security Strategy, Siddharth Deshpande for a discussion around secure access service edge (SASE). This cybersecurity model merges the functions of network and security point solutions into a unified, global cloud-native service.

    During the session, you will learn about:

    - What SASE is — and what it isn’t
    - The business and technical benefits of SASE
    - How SASE compares to other frameworks such as NIST CSF and MITRE ATT&CK
    - Use cases beyond workforce security (performance and security of websites, consumer identity management, etc.)
    - Tips for immediate and incremental implementation
  • Data Doesn't Lie - Media Industry Full of Credential Stuffing Attacks Recorded: Dec 15 2020 13 mins
    Akamai Technologies
    This presentation will examine credential stuffing attacks targeting media companies. Based on observations from billions of cyberattacks globally, the presentation will include data and analysis of attacks directed toward the media industry between 2018 and 2019, the countries those attacks originate from where they're directed, and how organizations can best combat and mitigate the attacks. The presentation will also highlight year-over-year attack traffic trends, which last year showed that media services were among the most popular targets, and explain why the services are so attractive to so-called "bad actors."
  • The Evolution of Security in the Cloud Recorded: Dec 9 2020 22 mins
    Randall Palm and Matt Mosher, Akamai Technologies
    This is the fifth episode in a 6-part podcast series with a mission of sharing the latest insights and perspectives from our top security experts on the ever-changing security landscape. Our host, Randall Palm, AVP of Sales, is bringing over 20 years of experience at Akamai helping organizations through their digital transformations and will guide our audience through this 6-part series.

    On this episode, Randall Palm virtually sits down with Matt Mosher, Global Director for Prolexic Sales, to have a conversation around organizations starting their cloud security evolution. Randall and Matt breakdown the trend of a recent uptick in DDoS extortion attack campaigns, and what the future of these campaigns looks like for organizations across all industries. They then go on to talk about the movement from legacy security infrastructure to cloud security, the challenges and benefits, and suggestions for security leaders looking to get started.


    Customers and Prospects can respond directly to Randall and Patrick with any questions or requests for follow-up by contacting SecuritySoundBytes@akamai.com

    Check out our last episode in the series, How Today’s Security Challenges are Leading to Opportunities here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/17608/436515
  • State of the Internet Security: Loyalty for Sale — Retail and Hospitality Fraud Recorded: Dec 3 2020 54 mins
    Martin McKeay - Editorial Dir., Tony Lauro – Dir. Sec. Strategy & Patrick Sullivan - CTO, Global Sec. at Akamai
    Loyalty programs are a big business — for criminals. Account takeover attacks lead to the theft and sale of rewards. And while consumer password reuse plays a major enabling role in this criminal enterprise, brands that don’t protect their customers still take the hit to their reputations.

    For our new report, State of the Internet / Security: Loyalty for Sale — Retail and Hospitality Fraud, we took a deep dive into this phenomenon. Join us as we discuss the findings, including:

    - Attack data that demonstrates the criminal appeal of loyalty programs and the companies who offer them
    - New attack patterns and trends that emerged in two years of credential stuffing, web application, and DDoS attack data
    - How the retail, travel, and hospitality industry unwittingly made themselves into more lucrative targets during the pandemic lockdowns
    - The frighteningly low cost for stolen rewards, travel packages, and a complete customer database
    - What you can personally do to protect your own loyalty rewards from account takeover and theft
    - How brands can protect their customers and their reputations
  • DDoS Extortion Campaign: What You Need to Know Recorded: Dec 1 2020 68 mins
    Aseem Ahmed, Senior Product Manager - Web Security and Liam Farley, Senior Cloud Security Architect at Akamai
    This security briefing will examine the surge in large and complex DDoS attacks over the past few months. These sophisticated attacks are targeting organisations across financial services, retail, gaming and many other industries. We will share details on the attack vectors and specific recommendations on how you can mitigate these evolving DDoS attacks.

    The presentation and live Q&A will cover:

    • Details behind mitigating the largest and most complex DDoS attacks in 2020
    • Analysis of the attack vectors and impact of the current DDoS extortion campaign
    • Specific defence recommendations
    • Summary of how Prolexic protects Akamai clients - including a zero-second DDoS mitigation SLA

    This briefing will be presented by Aseem Ahmed, Senior Product Manager, Web Security & Liam Farley, Senior Cloud Security Architect for Akamai in Asia Pacific.
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