Dave "gattaca" Lewis

Security Advocate

Dave "gattaca" Lewis Security Advocate, Akamai Technologies

Dave has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security 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 Forbes and Huffington Post.

Talk: Data Breaches: Barbarians in the Throne Room

Often defenders worry about the intangible security problems. Defenders need to concentrate their efforts defending the enterprise by focusing on the fundamentals. Too often issues such as patching or system configuration failures lead to system compromise. These along with issues such as SQL injection are preventable problems. Defenders can best protect their digital assets by first understanding the sheer magnitude that a data breach can have on an enterprise.

In this talk I review my findings after analyzing hundreds of data breach disclosures as it pertains to what went wrong.