Oracle Dyn had a busy week at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference.
Highlights of our time at the show in San Jose, Calif. included the launch of the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map, the opportunity to showcase new web application security offerings, and our presentation on the evolving bot epidemic.
Internet Intelligence Map
Velocity kicked off with keynote presentations from industry leaders, including Kyle York, vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and general manager of Oracle Dyn. He unveiled the Internet Intelligence Map, which gives users a graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions.
“The internet is the world’s most important network, yet it is incredibly volatile,” York said during his keynote. “Disruptions on the internet can affect companies, governments, and network operators in profound ways.”
Watch his full keynote:
Web Application Security
The announcement drove a lot of traffic to our booth, where attendees were eager to check out the map live and learn about the new suite of cybersecurity solutions now available through Oracle Dyn’s acquisition of Zenedge. The new Web Application Security suite gives application delivery and security professionals the tools and expertise they need to intelligently defend their sites, systems, and applications from a complex and ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. It includes bot management, a web application firewall, and DDoS and API protection.
A majority of Velocity attendees came from a DevOps background, and our API Protection offering was the biggest attention grabber from that field. APIs are a necessary component of every developer’s toolbox. As developers create and deploy more and more endpoints, the attack surface increases, and security has not kept up, many attendees said.
Another hot topic at Velocity was bots. The world of bots, both malicious and beneficial, is nothing new in the security profession. Now enterprises are beginning to wake up to the fact that bots are more than a nuisance – they pose a huge threat. Laurent Gil, security product strategist at Oracle Dyn, delivered a presentation that explored methods for identifying and mitigating malicious bots using a subset of artificial intelligence known as supervised machine learning.