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Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

February 24, 2017 1:45 PM

On memory overflow and responses

On February 23, 2017, Cloudflare released information on a bug that was disclosed by Google security researcher, Tavis Ormandy, in their content delivery network. The bug potentially exposed sensitive customer data to the Internet. Approximately 1 in every 3,300,000 HTTP requests may have contained potentially sensitive information. This information would normally be stored and cached by users and search engines as part of normal website sessions. This bug is similar

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

February 24, 2017 9:17 AM

How the cloud streamlines video workflows

Rock, meet hard place. On the one side, sophisticated audiences are watching more video online and demand ever-higher quality. On the other, your challenge to simply deliver - keeping in mind scalability, workflow complexity, and cost.

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

February 23, 2017 11:39 AM

Three keys to victory in the OTT video race

The numbers are impressive. By 2020, Digital TV Research predicts the Over-the-Top (OTT) video market will be worth $55 billion in consumer spending. In the U.S., the average OTT-enabled household already has 1.4 subscriptions to providers such as Netflix and Amazon, and that number is rapidly increasing. In China, eMarketer expects subscription video on demand to increase by a stunning 1,400 percent in the next five years.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

February 22, 2017 11:16 AM

How to not stress out over security and scale

Three key questions to ask yourself before your next Day 1: Do I have the right infrastructure to support my game? How well am I protecting my product and players? Do I have the capacity to expand and adapt? Most companies ask themselves these questions... after their game server's gone offline or while they're fending off a DDoS attack.

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

February 21, 2017 2:53 PM

Overcome persistent obstacles to ensure a stellar vi ...

It's a fact: if you can't give your viewers the quality they expect, they'll take their eyeballs elsewhere. Usually in less than two seconds. That's why you'll want to pay particular attention to your network architecture. All those servers, connections, and delivery mechanisms can make the crucial difference between optimal quality and a lousy stream. So, how do you get it right?

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

February 20, 2017 10:11 AM

Defeat revenue-killing risks in your game's first 30 ...

You have years to bring your game from vision to reality. And just 30 days to make it a success. Successful games see higher revenue through add-ons and downloadable content. They help you secure funding and resources for your next big idea. But a staggering 95 percent of players leave a game within its first 30 days.

Arlen Frew

Arlen Frew

February 17, 2017 11:28 AM

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) Protects ...

With cyberthreats increasing in size and scope, businesses are scrambling to find new ways to protect their financial and human capital assets. Many enterprise solutions offer endpoint protection and network security, but the SMB sector doesn't have the budget to deploy enterprise security solutions and typically lacks the in-house expertise to keep their networks and users adequately protected. In particular, as employees bring mobile devices onto corporate networks, and with

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

February 16, 2017 9:07 AM

Friction hurts, especially in gaming

You've probably seen a long list of complaints from players, and it might even drive you to say, "If I can't keep them all happy, what's the point?" But some concerns deserve your attention, and most of those fall into a single theme. In a word: friction.

Meg Grady-Troia

Meg Grady-Troia

February 15, 2017 10:24 AM

Information Security Custom Audits for Akamai Custom ...

Over the last two years, Akamai has seen an increase in the number of customers who wish to run their own review of Akamai, either to satisfy their own information security or risk management program, or to gain the expertise to explain Akamai to their regulators and consumers. This increase is due to a confluence of factors, from Akamai's increased global sales presence, to heightened regulation of certain verticals by

Akamai

Akamai

February 14, 2017 8:55 AM

State of the Internet / Security Q4 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 was relatively quiet for web application attacks. The biggest sales season of the year usually signals a marked increase in the number of attacks for all customers - especially retailers. Many merchants breathed a sigh of relief at not being attacked during their most important shopping days.

Akamai

Akamai

February 7, 2017 8:55 AM

A WAF for the Other Half

The other half asks "May I please have some more (application security)." Another lifetime ago, way back in 2014, I wrote that "updating WAF rules is like flossing, everybody knows they should be doing it but it can be an easy step to forget and difficult to find the time to do it." At the time my conclusion was something along the lines of "so if you don't have

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

February 6, 2017 10:24 AM

There is no inside...

I recently spent time with Joe DeFelice. Joe is a Sr. Director Enterprise Security & Infrastructure Engineering here at Akamai. He is responsible for IT risk and security, Akamai infrastructure architecture and engineering (network, voice, video, platform, messaging, etc.), as well as our Akamai On Akamai initiative, which is a program built around sipping our own champagne or how we can best utilize Akamai products in the enterprise.

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

February 1, 2017 11:37 AM

WordPress Web API Vulnerability

On Tuesday, February 1, 2017, security vendor Sucuri disclosed a severe vulnerability in the WordPress REST API in versions prior to 4.7.2. The vulnerability allows for remote, unauthenticated and easily automated modification of blog post and page content by manipulating a parameter payload. Sucuri, Inc. notified Akamai of this vulnerability in advance of the public disclosure, which allowed the Threat Research team to internally confirm exploitability and to develop a