ISSA-LA February Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:45 PM (PST)
Topic: Defending against the largest DDoS attack in history and recent trends in DDoS
In March 2013, attackers launched an attack against Spamhaus that topped 300Gbps. Spamhaus gave us permission to talk about the details of the attack. While CloudFlare was able to fend off the attack, it exposed some vulnerabilities in the Internet’s infrastructure that attackers will inevitably exploit. If an Internet-crippling attack happens, this is what it will look like. And here’s what the network needs to do in order to protect itself.
Speaker: Matthew Prince – CEO, CloudFlare
Matthew wrote his first computer program at age 7 when his mom would sneak him in to university computer science courses. After attending law school, he worked as an attorney for one day before jumping at the opportunity to be a founding member of a tech startup. He hasn’t looked back. CloudFlare is Matthew’s third entrepreneurial venture. CloudFlare was named a 2012 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology company for the last two years running. Today, CloudFlare accelerates and protects more than 120 billion page views for over a million customers and more than 1.5 billion web visitors every month.
Matthew holds a degree in English and Computer Science from Trinity College. He graduated with highest honors from the Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar and was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. He earned a JD from the University of Chicago and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He teaches technology law as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School where he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law. He is also the co-creator of Project Honey Pot, the largest community of webmasters tracking online fraud and abuse. On the side, Matthew is a certified ski instructor, a former mountain guide, and a regular attendee of the Sundance Film Festival.
Sponsor: Trend Micro
Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. For the past 25 years, its employees have been inspired to protect individuals, families, businesses and governments as they look to harness the potential of emerging technologies and new ways of sharing information. We enable the smart protection of information, with innovative security solutions that are simple to manage and deploy and fit an evolving ecosystem. Trend Micro solutions provide layered content security for mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.
Registration: Register early online before the Monday prior to the event, and get a $10 discount!
ISSA-LA Members & Members of other ISSA chapters, OWASP, ISC2, CSA & Students: $20
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