Distributed Denial of Service - Real War Stories and How to Win
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Archive Date:
Friday, April 18, 2014, 11 a.m. Pacific

Abstract: 
Understanding the DDoS risks facing the game industry, DDoS attacks and web application hacking are among the biggest Internet-based threats facing companies. In today's online gaming environment it is important that the risks are truly understood and measures are put in place before attacks happen and the damage is done. 

Join Akamai’s security expert Matthew Mosher and lead GamesBeat writer Dean Takahashi to hear about the latest online attacks and the toolkits being used to take worldwide gaming platforms offline.  

Speaker Bio:
Matt Mosher, Security Strategist, Akamai

Matt Mosher has more than 15 years of experience in the information security industry. As Security Strategist for Akamai Technologies, Matt works closely on key strategic accounts and industry verticals to help customers identify and leverage the threat protection technologies and services that best meet their particular requirements. Prior to Akamai, he was Vice President of the Americas for DDoS protection and mitigation specialist, Prolexic. Over the course of his career, Matt has worked with a broad range of infosec technologies, from endpoint security such as anti-virus, device control and app control, to gateway security such as firewall, SPAM and content inspection. Matt holds a B.S.
from the University of Connecticut.

Moderator: 
Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat

Dean is lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat. He covers video games, security, chips and a variety of other subjects. Dean previously worked at the San Jose Mercury News, the Wall Street Journal, the Red Herring, the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register and the Dallas Times Herald. He is the author of two books, Opening the Xbox and the Xbox 360 Uncloaked.


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