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Herd Immunity and Games Infrastructure Security (Presented by Akamai)

Jonathan Singer (Sr. Industry Strategist - Video Games, Akamai Technologies)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, VRDC Add On - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The games industry provides players with increasingly connected, customizable entertainment experiences. Architecturally, this leads to shared risks: security problems in one game can affect other games, and from there entire platforms and ecosystems. The games industry must work together both with other companies, and with their player bases, on key security problems to protect the whole. As with herd immunity in nature, the better organizations protect their games, the more the entire industry benefits. This panel discussion will examine InfoSec best practices, enlisting your player community in securing themselves, and how we as an industry can be safer together.


Attendees will take away better understanding of how and why criminals will attack a game, how major publishers categorize threats, how security factors into the game development life cycle, how to enlist your players in your security effort, how the industry can better work together.

Intended Audience

Attendees who will benefit most from this presentation include those responsible for games infrastructure and networking, information security, player accounts, fraud prevention, application security, and IT.

No specific pre-requisite knowledge is necessary other than a general understanding of network and application security topics.