Mind over Matter: Managing Risk with Psychology instead of Brute Force - KEY-R39

Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, Akamai Technologies

Risk management is not a science... it’s an art. To manage risk effectively, we need to understand how people feel about, and react to risk. Akamai CISO Andy Ellis will talk about how research into the psychology of risk has informed his approach to information security and enabled him to manage the security of Akamai’s vast cloud platform with a very lean team.

Andy Ellis is Akamai's Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing the security architecture and compliance of the company's massive, globally distributed network. Ellis is the designer and patent holder of Akamai's SSL acceleration network, as well as several of the critical technologies underpinning the company's Kona Security Solutions. He is at the forefront of Internet policy; as a speaker, blogger, member of the FCC CSRIC, supporting Akamai's CEOs on the NIAC and NSTAC, and an advisory board member of HacKid. He is a graduate of MIT and a former US Air Force officer, the recipient of the CSO Magazine Compass Award, the Air Force Commendation Medal, The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, and the Spirit of Disneyland Award. Ellis can be found on Twitter as @csoandy.

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Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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