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While setting a new record of 140 Tbps of peak traffic delivered on February 11th, Akamai reached another new milestone in the process: 21 Tbps of peak IPv6 traffic delivered! The global adoption of IPv6 is important to the future of the Internet and Akamai has been committed to helping move IPv6 deployment forward ever since we launched production IPv6 support in 2012.
The DNS DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS OARC) is an organization that, in their own words, works to "improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure." They hold regular workshops where deployment experts, software developers, researchers, and DNS operators at service providers and top level domains (TLDs) from everywhere in the world get together to discuss the latest trends. DNS OARC 32 was held in
We are now 90 days out from a major milestone for Akamai: the opening of our new headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art tower in the tech hub of Kendall Square is particularly exciting for me in my dual roles as CIO and SVP of Global Services & Support, because it marks the culmination of several years of research, testing, and implementation of enhanced smart building technology at Akamai.
On January 22 - the day after the 2020 Massachusetts State of the Commonwealth speech - Akamai's Sustainability team participated in a clean energy legislative preview with Governor Baker and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Theoharides of Massachusetts, Ceres, and other key businesses across the state. The Governor provided a generous amount of depth into what is driving his legislative decisions around climate action and provided insight into
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, commemorating the Council of Europe Treaty known as Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty on data protection signed on January 28, 1981. This "holiday" was originally celebrated in Europe where it is known as Data Protection day. But in 2009, the United States and Canada joined in the celebration. In the U.S., Data Privacy Day is sponsored by the National Cyber Security
Here's what I learned this past holiday season: I'm not alone shopping on my mobile device on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And while Hollywood actors may take the holidays off, threat actors certainly do not. Let's have a look at some of the numbers. Akamai has a lot of data, but let's look at some of the most interesting tidbits.
The days from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day are filled with celebrations. Many companies shut down and encourage their employees to take vacations. However, a sample of data comparing an average work week around the holiday, shows the idea of "downtime" isn't exactly accurate. In fact, many users are accessing corporate applications even on holidays such as Christmas and New Year's Day, particularly in the United States.
What's the problem? As part of a concerted effort to protect end user privacy and increase browser security, major web browsers have been making changes to their treatment of 3rd party cookies. These changes are designed to cripple ad targeting services that track user behavior online and rely on 3rd party cookies.