Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis 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.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dave Lewis and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

One year later: security debt makes me WannaCry

The ethics of AI in the shadow of GDPR

The ethics of AI in the shadow of GDPR

Just because we can do something does not necessarily mean that we should. There needs to be a far more cogent discussion as to the ethics of AI and how data security and privacy will be addressed.

The end of the road

The end of the road

It has been a long fun road working as a contributor to CSO Online. Unfortunately tomorrow will be my last official day with this publication. I have had a great time writing here over the last 4 years. I count myself lucky to...

WannaCry...ransomware cyberattack as far as the eye can see

WannaCry...ransomware cyberattack as far as the eye can see

WannaCry ransomware is yet another wake up call and not a sales opportunity. Let’s dispel with the hyperbole and bull. Let’s stop pointing fingers. Let’s get down to the meat of the matter and have a good long look at what we have...

HITB Amsterdam: hackers, waffles and coffee oh my

HITB Amsterdam: hackers, waffles and coffee oh my

As I dragged myself out of bed the first morning it was hard to wrap my head around the fact that I was in another city for another conference. I’m not complaining, more so I wasn’t sure where I was for the first few minutes. Soon...

Fail to patch and wait for the pain

Fail to patch and wait for the pain

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Who amongst us actually, no really, actually enjoys patching systems? There are outliers to be certain but, by and large there are not many among us who enjoy it. That in and of itself is a problem...

Wikileaks, CIA documents and some sober thoughts

Wikileaks, CIA documents and some sober thoughts

So, my less than favorite topic found itself at the top of my reading list today. Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents today that purport to outline all manner of CIA related operations. After I got passed the “what...

Privacy issues in 2017

Privacy issues in 2017

Decades ago privacy really wasn’t that much of an ongoing issue. In the days of agrarian society everyone seemed to know about everyone else’s business and personal lives. As we moved forward into an era of denser population...

RSA 2017: what are you trying to solve?

RSA 2017: what are you trying to solve?

This year at the RSA Security Conference some 40,000 people packed the halls of the Moscone center in search of solutions (and light up swords) to solve their problems. Whatever the issue, they were looking for a salve to sooth...

RSA 2017 notes: privileged accounts and blunders

RSA 2017 notes: privileged accounts and blunders

Privileged accounts are a necessary evil for a lot of organizations. These accounts allow for users to be able to do work that, in some cases, lead to unfortunate results if misused. But, how many organizations do a good job at...

Notes from RSA 2017

Notes from RSA 2017

Every year San Francisco plays host to a massive show in the guise of the RSA Security Conference. The city becomes awash in a sea of interlopers wandering about the streets adjacent to the Moscone Center with their name badges...

Wordpress 0-day content injection vulnerability

Wordpress 0-day content injection vulnerability

Today news broke of a particularly nasty zero day vulnerability in the Wordpress REST API. The vulnerability in this case would allow for content injection as well as privilege escalation. This vulnerability would an...

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