Akamai Diversity

The Akamai Blog

Elmar Witte

Elmar Witte

August 7, 2020 1:35 PM

New Guide: How Akamai Helps You Protect Privacy Data

Laws and regulations related to personally identifiable information (PII) are continuously being enacted around the world as data breaches and abuses persist. According to the February 2020 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 132 out of 194 countries had legislation put in place to secure the protection of data and privacy.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 6, 2020 4:10 PM

Back-to-School Shopping in 2020?

When I was a kid, back-to-school shopping was a really big deal. My mom and I would head out to the local T.J. Maxx and spend hours hunting for bargains on clothes, a backpack, a lunch box, and other "necessary" school supplies. We always hit the Friendly's next door after our shopping excursion, and the trip home consisted of me ripping off the price tags on my pricier treats (Esprit!)

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

August 5, 2020 8:00 PM

20 Years of Edge Computing

How long will you wait for something? That depends on what you're waiting for, of course. But in your daily interactions, think about how many "things" you interact with where you expect the response to be instantaneous - tapping on mobile apps, logging in and transacting with a retailer or a bank, selecting and viewing content on a streaming media device, interacting with a connected device like a light, doorbell,

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

August 5, 2020 1:00 PM

Black Hat Presentation - Web Cache Entanglement

Overview Akamai is aware of the 'Web Cache Entanglement: Novel Pathways to Poisoning' presentation at BlackHat on August 5, 2020. Two security vulnerabilities related to our content delivery networks' caching functionality were presented as part of this research. Akamai would like to thank James Kettle for disclosing this vulnerability to Akamai in advance of his presentation.

Jim Black

Jim Black

July 28, 2020 1:20 PM

Tale of the Tape: Top 5 Reasons Phishing Attacks Hav ...

One of my favourite websites is archive.org (OK, so I'm a nerd). For anyone not familiar with this website, it's essentially a time machine that allows you to go back and look at pretty much any site from a point in time over the past 20-odd years.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

July 28, 2020 10:30 AM

Large, Complex DDoS Attacks on the Rise in 2020

While we've highlighted both record PPS and BPS attacks mitigated on the Akamai Prolexic Platform over the past few weeks, these attacks are part of a broader trend of increasingly large and complex DDoS activity. We have seen clear indications across the industry of high-water mark DDoS attacks being publicized by multiple vendors.

Steve Winterfeld

Steve Winterfeld

July 21, 2020 6:00 AM

Out of the Grace Period: Trust and Communication Ris ...

Six months ago, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was put into effect, granting California residents increased rights over how their personal data is gathered and shared by the companies they interact with. Leading up to its launch, organizations expressed concern over whether they were fully compliant with the incoming regulation, and if they weren't, how they could act quickly to avoid compliance failures.

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

July 17, 2020 1:35 PM

Greening the Digital Economy

COVID-19 and related quarantine protocols have pushed the world even more online than it already was. Global energy consumption for all things digital has been increasing by about 9% per year between 2015 and 2020, and is tracking to be responsible for about 8% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by 2025, according to the Shift Project. In fact, digital activities in 2020 are estimated to emit as much CO2 as

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

July 14, 2020 10:50 AM

The Interaction Between Identity Cloud and Akamai Ed ...

Akamai Identity Cloud is a purpose-built customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform specifically architected to meet the needs of application owners and API providers' consumer identity needs. As a cloud-based SaaS offering, all interactions with Identity Cloud occur over the public internet. And as an integrated part of the larger Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Identity Cloud transactions benefit from many of the same services that Akamai customers do --