Get In Touch
July 2020 Archives
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.
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.
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.
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
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 --
On May 26, Akamai launched our Page Integrity Manager, extending our solutions for securing and delivering digital experiences. During beta, we monitored more than one trillion real-user interactions to understand script composition and behavior. Above all, one thing stood out: Scripts loaded in real users' browsers constitute a huge and continuously evolving attack surface, posing significant challenges to static approaches to these threats.
What Is CIPA? Enacted in 2000 by the United States Congress, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) limits children's exposure to explicit internet material such as obscene content. CIPA mandates that K-12 schools and public libraries must deploy technologies that filter this type of content on internet-connected computers in order to be eligible for federal funding such as E-Rate.
Late Monday night, I received an email sharing the sad news that Ronald Graham had died that evening at the age of 84. For those who never had the pleasure of knowing Ron, he was a brilliant mathematician with a great sense of humor, a circus-level juggler and magician, a mentor of countless students and engineers in the field of discrete mathematics, chief scientist at Bell Labs in the 1960s,
Sports, gaming, and other live events have the potential to overwhelm network capacity due to the sheer volume of traffic generated when large numbers of viewers or gamers engage. These "peak" events may only occur once a month or even once a year (sports championships, election results, gaming downloads, etc.) with far lower, more consistent, and predictable traffic levels the rest of the time.
It seems like a long time ago now when IT teams had their annual strategy meeting, where topics related to network modernization with SASE or SD-WANs, remote access, threat prevention, and cloud adoption were likely discussed. COVID-19, however, has caused a lot of these initiatives to take a backseat and put the spotlight on business continuity.