Andy Ellis

CSO, Akamai Technologies

Andy Ellis is Akamai’s CSO, and his mission is “making the Internet suck less.” Governing security, compliance, & safety for the planetary-scale cloud platform since 2000, he has also designed many of its security products. Andy has also guided Akamai’s IT transformation from a flat password-based network to a distributed, zero-trust enterprise based on strong authentication.
Andy is a graduate of MIT, a former USAF officer, part of the Berkman Klein Center, and a lecturer in executive education at MIT & HKS. He is on Twitter as @csoandy, where he discusses security, wine, American football, & hairstyling.
Andy has received The Spirit of Disneyland Award, The Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence (as The Arlington Inn), the Air Force Commendation Medal, & the CSO Compass Award.

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