Andy Ellis is Akamai's Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing the security architecture and compliance of the company's massive, globally distributed network. He is the designer and patentholder of Akamai's SSL acceleration network, as well as several of the critical technologies underpinning the company’s Kona Security Solutions.
Andy is a speaker, blogger, member of the FCC CSRIC, supporting Akamai's CEOs on the NIAC and NSTAC, and an advisory board member of HacKid. He is deeply fascinated between the interactions of human cognition, risk management, and system safety.
He is a graduate of MIT and a former US Air Force officer, the recipient of the CSO Magazine Compass Award, the Air Force Commendation Medal, The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, and the Spirit of Disneyland Award. He can be found on Twitter as @csoandy.