Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate at Akamai Technologies

Dave Lewis

Talk Title

Barbarians at the Gate(way)

Abstract

This talk will examine the tools, methods and data behind the DDoS and web attacks that are prevalent in the news headlines. Using information collected, I will demonstrate what the attackers are using to cause their mischief and mayhem and examine the timeline and progression of attackers as they move from the historical page defacers to the motivated attacker. I will look at the motivations and rationale that they have and try to share some sort of understanding as to what patterns to be aware of for their own protection.

The aim of this talk is to remove the perception that machine learning is rocket science and enable attendees to either contribute or start building their own intelligent scanner.

Speaker Bio

Dave has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies . He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

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