We have all heard about banking web sites being attacked and taken down by hackers, and a few of us (myself included) have seen our banking sites temporarily wiped off the Internet by attacks. But have you ever seen an actual DDoS attack launched against a bank's web site? Well here is your chance.
Next week, Akamai will be demoing its Kona Site Defender web security solutions at the Finovate conference in New York. I have been attending Finovate events for years. It's an exciting and fast-paced conference, showcasing the best innovations in financial services and banking technology from a mixture start-ups and established companies.
For our demo we have created the Bank of Akamai web site. We will show two versions of the site: one protected by Kona, and one unprotected. We'll then launch a live DDoS attack against both sites and demonstrate how Kona automatically protects a banking web site with no intervention by the customer.
Our demo is at 2:45 PM on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 12. If you or anyone from your company is attending Finovate be sure to catch the demo, and please stop by our booth afterwards. I look forward to seeing you there!
Rich Bolstridge is chief strategist, financial services at Akamai