Akamai Cloud Security Expertise Front and Center at RSA Conference 2013
Live Web Site Attack Demos, Participation in Conference Program Sessions
Highlight Company's Security Know-how
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai® Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide
secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, is
showcasing its distinctive web security solutions and expertise at RSA^®
Conference 2013, which will be held in San Francisco's Moscone Center from
February 25 – March 1, 2013. Booth demonstrations (Booth 1630) of the newest
version of Kona Site Defender, as well as keynote sessions and panel
discussions from Akamai's security thought leaders are highlights of the
company's presence at the event.
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Live Demonstrations of Kona Site Defender
Throughout the event, Akamai will host live demonstrations showcasing how the
latest version of Kona Site Defender can protect web sites and applications
from a variety of attack vectors, including SQL injection, cross site
scripting, and distributed denial of service (DDoS). Akamai will host two
identical web sites on public cloud infrastructure, one of which is protected
by Kona Site Defender. Real-time analytics provided by Kona Site Defender's
Advanced Security Monitor will show the result of live attacks launched from
the Akamai booth on both the protected and unprotected sites.
During the course of the event, Akamai security experts will be on hand to
discuss the ways in which web attacks have continued to transform over the
past 12 months and the challenges associated with defending against an
ever-evolving attack landscape.
Book Signings with Bruce Schneier
Renowned security technologist and author, Bruce Schneier, will be on hand in
the Akamai booth to sign copies of his 2012 book, Liars and Outliers: Enabling
the Trust Society Needs to Thrive, which investigates how trust works – both
in business and society as a whole – how it is often betrayed, and the degree
to which technology intersects with this complex issue.
Mr. Schneier will be available for exclusive book signings in Akamai's booth
at the following scheduled times:
oTuesday, February 26 - 4:00 pm PT
oWednesday, February 27 – 4:00 pm PT
oThursday, February 28 - 12:00 noon PT
Akamai Thought Leaders Share their Knowledge
RSA Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to hear members of
Akamai's security team speak about many of the key issues faced daily by
Sessions in which Akamai will participate include:
Information Security Certifications: Do They Still Provide Industry Value?: On
Monday, February 25 at 2:50 p.m. PT, Akamai's Chief Security Officer, Andy
Ellis, will join fellow panelists in a discussion on the value of information
security certifications in the ever-evolving infosec landscape.
Do You Know YourEnemyEnemies?: WHO & WHY do matter…: On Monday, February 25
at 3:30 p.m. PT, Akamai's Director of Security Intelligence, Josh Corman, will
facilitate the Innovators Showcase Whiteboard session that will help attendees
better understand the characteristics of modern adversaries and their
implications to the industry's risk management priorities.
Making Rugged DevOps and Infosec Work: On Tuesday, February 26 at 3:50 p.m.
PT, Akamai's Director of Security Intelligence, Josh Corman, and his fellow
panelists will debate how information security can integrate into the DevOps
Offensive Security: Hope or Hype?: On Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. PT,
Akamai's Director of Security Intelligence, Josh Corman, will moderate a panel
on new thinking around "Active Defense," or what some would term "Offensive
Activities." Panelists will explore the pros and cons of enacting an offensive
security position in defending a company's networks.
Mayans, Mayhem and Malware: On Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m. PT, Akamai's
Director of Security Intelligence, Josh Corman, will join fellow panelists to
discuss the persistent gaps and perennial conditions confronting organizations
today, notably in areas of compliance and governance related to threat
mitigation, education and awareness.
Achievement Unlocked: Designing a Compelling Security Awareness Program: On
Thursday, February 28 at 10:40 a.m. PT, Akamai's Chief Security Officer, Andy
Ellis, will speak on how to design a comprehensive, but not overbearing,
security awareness program for employees.
Mind over Matter: Managing Risk with Psychology instead of Brute Force: On
Thursday, February 28 at 4:05 p.m. PT, Akamai's Chief Security Officer, Andy
Ellis, will deliver a keynote presentation about how research into the
psychology of risk has informed his approach to information security and
enabled him to manage the security of Akamai's vast cloud platform with a very
Living Below the Security Poverty Line: Coping Mechanisms: On Friday, March 1
at 9:00 a.m. PT, Akamai's Chief Security Officer, Andy Ellis, will discuss how
organizations with limited resources to put toward security can cope with
issues and still drive forward systemic change in their security programs.
Control Quotient: Adaptive Strategies for Gracefully Losing Control: On
Friday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. PT, Akamai's Director of Security Intelligence,
Josh Corman, will speak on how forces such as cloud, virtualization, mobility
and consumerization have greatly changed how IT assets are owned and operated,
and how infosec teams can gracefully adjust to this changing level of security
A schedule all of the company's RSA Conference-related activities can be found
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.
Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world,
supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage
the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of
innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit
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Rob Morton Natalie Temple
Media Relations Investor Relations
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