Collective Intelligence Podcast, Akamai’s Tony Lauro at Black Hat USA 2019
By Mike Mimoso
LAS VEGAS—Defenders inside the enterprise and within the public sector are facing a head-spinning array of threats. And with Black Hat, the industry’s biggest offensive security research conference, kicking off today, more weight in the form of new vulnerabilities and threat actor tactics is about to be placed on the shoulders of security teams worldwide.
Akamai, one of the internet’s largest content delivery networks, has visibility into traffic and attacks at an enormous scale, and is in a position to deliver insight into known threats, subtle soft spots threat actors are targeting, and what works in regard to the dissemination of threat data.
In this episode of the Collective Intelligence Podcast, Tony Lauro, an industry veteran and Akamai’s Director of Security Strategy, discusses how threats are evolving and what defenders should consider as more attacks become targeted and threat actor motivations change.
For example, Lauro delves into account takeover attacks and how attackers are using bots to carry out credential-stuffing attacks at significant scale, the shifting nature of ransomware attacks targeting specific organizations rather than at scale, and why the industry needs to think differently about how it shares threat data between businesses operating within distinct industries.
Lauro also describes what it’s like inside Akamai’s security operations center when an internet-wide threat surfaces, and how its analysts digest a threat and blunt it as necessary.
The Collective Intelligence Podcast, presented by Flashpoint and hosted by Editorial Director Mike Mimoso, features regular interviews with a diverse set of industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest information security news and industry trends.