Video Interview: Akamai CEO Tom Leighton

MeriTalk Executive Editor Dan Verton discusses the theme of this year’s Akamai Government Forum—Safeguarding a Dynamic Government—with Akamai CEO Dr. Tom Leighton.

During his keynote address, Leighton offered a unique look at the future of the Internet and security. A former MIT professor, Leighton knows how to turn technical principles into real-world tools, and he has more than 100 published research papers to prove it.

Dan Verton
About Dan Verton
MeriTalk Executive Editor Dan Verton is a veteran journalist and winner of the First Place Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting -- the highest award in the nation for business/trade journalism. Dan earned a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and has spent the last 20 years in the nation's capital reporting on government, enterprise technology, policy and national cybersecurity. He’s also a former intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, has authored three books on cybersecurity, and has testified on critical infrastructure protection before both House and Senate committees.
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  1. Anonymous | - Reply
    Tom talks about exfiltration at the close of the interview. Does Akamai have a solution for insider threats? How do you deal with exfiltration with portable media devices?

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