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Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

May 27, 2016 12:12 PM

The Case for Increased Security Investment in a Guar ...

The financial services sector is arguably the most advanced private sector for intelligence gathering, security information sharing, and investment in cyber security controls. For those of us who have been involved in cyber security for the last few years, we have the experienced periods of high threat activity, such as the al-Qassam Cyber Fighters and Operation Ababil, as well as periods of relative calm.

Akamai

Akamai

May 26, 2016 12:12 PM

Client Reputation Monitoring: A Proactive Defense Ag ...

Recently, Dan Shugrue, one of our product marketing directors at Akamai was published in InfoSecurity magazine. His article, Barbarians at the Gate - Shoring Up Web Application Defenses with Client Reputation takes an incisive look at how client reputation monitoring can help bolster web security efforts. Dan argues that as attacks evolve, companies doing business on the web (and who isn't these days)must evolve their strategies for identifying and defending

Akamai

Akamai

May 26, 2016 9:27 AM

Machine Learning in Security

I recently started studying for the GMAT and ran into an interesting passage while taking a diagnostic test - a reading comprehension argument by the philosopher John Searle, who was one of the first philosophers to challenge the idea of artificial intelligence. Searle argued that the human brain is not like a computer processor, and that computers are syntactic (rule based), rather than semantic (meaning based) creatures. The diagnostic test

Akamai

Akamai

May 25, 2016 12:21 PM

#MobilePerf Blog Series: Mobile Search Engine Optimi ...

Today we are kicking off a new series of blog posts where we will specifically focus on mobile experiences, challenges, solutions, tips, trends and optimizations but most importantly, you will read insight and opinions from Akamai mobile experts. The first post is on mobile SEO and Key challenges for developing and managing mobile friendly web sites and apps.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

May 25, 2016 9:41 AM

The Virtual and the Real, a reflection on immersion ...

I recently spent a week in Moscow previewing some exciting indie games coming out of the CIS region (aka, The Commonwealth of Independent States, formed when the former Soviet Union remixed itself in the early 90s). I was struck right away by the concept of immersion, and all its layers.

Viktoriya Reyzelman

Viktoriya Reyzelman

May 24, 2016 12:37 PM

Bot Management Strategy

It was March 13th, 2:30 AM at night and the customer called everyone on the Akamai account team announcing they were being attacked. The attacker was locking inventory on their site for hours causing a significant burst in traffic and preventing customers from making transactions. The Akamai Security Operations Center was involved right away and quickly discovered that a bot was behind this attack. This was a "good bot" just

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

May 19, 2016 12:17 PM

Your game friction problems are fixable

I've seen the thousand yard stare that gets triggered when you start talking to a game developer about all the obstacles standing in their way. Trying to get a player through your marketing, into the install, through the tutorial or first level, and past the first month of play can feel like a horrible escort quest; there seem to be a thousand monsters waiting to take your player away, and

Sandy Wilbourn

Sandy Wilbourn

May 19, 2016 11:39 AM

Cross-organizational Use Cases Show Value of DNS in ...

There's been a lot of buzz about digital transformation. For me, the transformation is really about service providers delighting their customers. The other day I was speaking with a provider in EMEA that recently did a pilot with our Reach subscriber communications solution to up-sell higher data usage options to subscribers who are at 80% of bandwidth. We see this use case every day, especially as video streaming usage is

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

May 19, 2016 8:00 AM

Q1 2016 SOTI Security Report: Retail Takes Brunt of ...

By Bill Brenner, Senior Tech Writer, Akamai SIRT Retail was hit hard in Q1 2016 by malicious actors who targeted the business sector with web application attacks. That is among the findings in the State of the Internet Security Report for the first quarter of the year.

Akamai

Akamai

May 11, 2016 12:22 PM

Microsoft Azure CDN from Akamai Enters General Avail ...

Microsoft today announced general availability of Azure CDN from Akamai, an integration of Akamai's global CDN capabilities into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that allows Azure users to instantly provision and go live with Akamai CDN within minutes. This follows our initial announcement of the partnership back in September, after which a host of companies have successfully previewed the unified solution.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

May 11, 2016 9:10 AM

Akamai Gaming Moscow Style

If you happen to be passing near Moscow this week, I suggest two things: You have some blinis (because they're amazing) You come to our talk about game preorders at DevGAMM We're discussing the big impact that the entire games industry is going to feel from the shift in how players preorder and purchase games. The AAA studios are driving significant shifts in the preorder model, and it will impact

Nicola Peill-Moelter

Nicola Peill-Moelter

May 9, 2016 1:35 PM

Akamai's Network to Be Powered by the Sun and the Wi ...

Akamai's purpose is to propel our customers faster forward by making the Internet business-ready: fast, reliable and secure. And now, also green and clean. Today we are committing, by 2020, to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions below 2015 levels by sourcing renewable energy for 50 percent of our network operations.

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

May 5, 2016 6:59 AM

Why Companies Shouldn't Pay Ransom to Lizard Squad ( ...

By Mike Kun, Manager, Akamai SIRT Extortion attacks have risen since DD4BC kicked things off last year. DD4BC peaked in July and the Armada Collective took over after that, sending out emails threatening attacks unless the victim(s) made ransom payments in bitcoins. The most recent round involved many ransom demand letters, but, as far as many observers can tell, very little follow through. Now we have Lizard Squad, or at

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

May 4, 2016 8:45 AM

I want to be where the people are (playing video gam ...

I've tended to be a bit of a cheap gamer (with appropriate shout outs to my idol and friend Cheapy D). More than looking for great deals on the latest games, I usually just buy LAST YEAR'S amazing games, at a steep discount. Digital distribution, at least on consoles, hasn't caught up to this trend, which means I've been stuck with piles of plastic discs in my house, as a

Akamai

Akamai

May 3, 2016 9:15 AM

Defend Against Web Application Account Takeovers

Akamai Security Researcher Or Katz was recently published at InfoSecurity talking about how to defend against web application account takeovers with cloud security intelligence.

Ed Dao

Ed Dao

May 2, 2016 9:10 AM

HTTP/2 enables more intelligent resource loading via ...

This blog post is part of an ongoing series where we will discuss a wide range of H2-related topics. In today's post, the second of a two-part "series within a series", we will continue our discussion regarding the challenges and importance of prioritization of streams in leveraging HTTP/2 to achieve performance improvement.