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Akamai to Showcase at RSA Conference 2020 How Intelligent Edge Security Complements and Extends Cloud Deployments; Keeps Websites, Applications, APIs and Users Safe

Akamai CSO Andy Ellis to Present Keynote Session “Twenty Years In: Security’s Grand Challenges, Then and Now”

Cambridge, MA | February 19, 2020


Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for security and delivering digital experiences, will be showcasing its full range of award-winning security solutions and services at the RSA Conference 2020. The security conference will take place February 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and Akamai will be exhibiting at booth N6153 (Moscone North).

Visitors to Akamai’s booth will see how the Intelligent Edge platform provides policy-based, software-defined tools that are designed to allow enterprises to maximize the level of performance, reliability, security, and cost of every application, based on identity and context across a variety of architectures, sites, and apps.

Akamai booth demonstrations will feature the Company’s industry-leading solutions for protecting apps and APIs, stopping credential abuse, enabling a move to a zero trust security architecture, securing customer identities, and more. Akamai Security experts will be on hand to explain how the Company detects the largest, most sophisticated attacks and thwarts them every day. Booth visitors will also have the opportunity to get an inside look into how Akamai leverages its global security operations centers to stop malicious cyberattacks with an in-booth simulation.

In addition, several of Akamai’s cybersecurity experts will be presenting at the RSA Conference and at BSidesSF 2020. The speaking sessions will highlight the depth of technical and industry expertise among the Akamai security research and executive teams. Details for each of the Akamai security expert talks are as follows:

Who: Or Katz, Principal Lead, Security Researcher, Akamai
What: Creating Data-Driven Threat Intelligence Signals in a Zero Trust Environment
When: Monday, February 24, 3:00 p.m. PT
Where: BSidesSF 2020, AMC at Metreon, Theater 14

As network architecture has changed over the years, Or Katz will discuss how threat intelligence in a “Zero Trust” environment should be re-shaped into a dynamic signal-based indicator of threats that are associated with organization entities and empowered by a variety of data sources.

Who: Raja Patel, Vice President, Security Products, Akamai
What: Magecart Attacks Requite Rethinking Your Credit Card Strategy
When: Tuesday, February 25, 11:00 a.m. PT
Where: RSA Conference 2020, Moscone South 208

Website credit card theft has evolved to new threat levels with malicious third-party script injection such as Magecart. Traditional methods of intrusion prevention haven’t proven effective with these new attack vectors. In this session, attendees will learn how in-app behavior detection is the next strategy in defeating Magecart-style attacks as part of a comprehensive edge security strategy.

Who: Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, Akamai
What: Twenty Years In: Security’s Grand Challenges, Then and Now
When: Thursday, February 27, 10:30 a.m. PT
Where: RSA Conference 2020, Moscone West, Lobby Level, West Stage

Spoiler: It’s not the user’s fault. Security’s grand challenges have evolved significantly since the 1990s, when security professionals mostly needed intelligence, scale and layered solutions. Today’s teams struggle with an overabundance of implicit trust, know their businesses are over reliant on passwords, and face skills gaps for managing architectures assembled from third-party sources—creating exposure, especially as they deal with cloud migration under shared-responsibility models. Akamai CSO Andy Ellis will show how security’s grand challenges have shifted, discusses his experiences mitigating advanced threats—and provides insight into evolving future threats.

For more information on Akamai’s intelligent edge security solutions, and to book a meeting with an Akamai representative at the RSA Conference, please visit here.


About Akamai

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at and, or follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.