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Chief Security Officer, Akamai
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Andy Ellis is Akamai's chief security officer and his mission is "making the Internet suck less." Governing security, compliance, and safety for the planetary-scale cloud platform since 2000, he has 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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What Cyber Skills Shortage?

6/4/2019
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.

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