Blumira’s Security Advisor Series: Common External Attacks & Exploits


Join Steve Ragan, Security Research & Technical Writer at Akamai Technologies and Amanda Berlin, Sr. Incident Detection Engineer at Blumira to learn about common external attacks and how to defend against them.

Register to view the on-demand recording:

In this session, they’ll discuss:

  • How RDP credentials and IPs are stolen and sold on the dark web
  • Targeted phishing attacks in the time of an election
  • Remote code execution, such as Citrix

Hosted by Blumira’s VP of Ops Patrick Garrity, this interactive session encourages questions and engagement with viewers – so sign up today for access to our security experts.


Steve Ragan, Security Research & Technical Writer, Akamai
Steve Ragan is a security researcher and editor for Akamai Technologies, where he is responsible for the State of the Internet / Security report, and several other research-related products. Prior to joining Akamai, he spent fourteen years as an award-winning journalist covering the security space. He’s a father of two, grandfather of two, and a rounded geek with a strong technical background.

Amanda Berlin, Sr. Incident Detection Engineer, Blumira
Based in Ohio, Amanda is a highly accomplished network defender well-regarded throughout the Midwest infosec community. She’s spent the last three years with NetWorks Group’s MDR team and Blumira, while most recently as a Sr. Incident Detection Engineer specializing in threat detection research as well as SecOps. Amanda serves as the founder and CEO of Mental Health Hackers, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education and guidance to tech workers around mental health topics. Amanda is also the co-host of the Brakeing Down Security podcast. She is the author of a Blue Team best practices book called “Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure” with Lee Brotherston through O’Reilly Media.

About Blumira’s Security Advisors Series

Blumira’s Security Advisor Series is a weekly virtual roundtable with experts in the information security and compliance industry offering insight into timely security topics. These interactive sessions encourage questions from the audience and engagement with viewers. Our mission is to bring awareness to current cybersecurity issues and provide trusted security advisors to the broader community.