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August 2020 Archives

Mark Carrizosa

Mark Carrizosa

August 25, 2020 9:45 AM

Enterprise Application Access Client (EAA) Vulnerabi ...

On October 15, 2019, Tesla discovered, and responsibly disclosed, a vulnerability within Akamai's Enterprise Application Access (EAA) client that allows privilege escalation and remote code execution (RCE) when an attacker is within privileged locations on a network.

Ashitha Bhanu

Ashitha Bhanu

August 20, 2020 8:22 AM

The Changing Face of Loyalty Programs Amid and Post- ...

COVID-19 has undoubtedly prompted the Hospitality and Travel industry into a new era of customer loyalty. Currently, "shelter in place" or similar nonessential travel bans are instituted by many countries and companies across the world. Once travel restrictions are lifted, there will be a transition period where travel will be limited or less available until the virus is fully contained. Thus, the disruption to both leisure and business travel is

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

August 19, 2020 4:34 PM

How Criminals Attack the Games Industry

If you work in the video games industry, it's already obvious that security is a challenge, and criminals are a threat. But how much do you know about how the criminal economy works? What actually motivates them? What specific methods do they use? And how do they interact with one another?

Jim Black

Jim Black

August 19, 2020 3:24 PM

Enterprise Threat Protector Now Includes One-Click P ...

Microsoft 365 is becoming the essential productivity suite for enterprises. Over 1 million companies have now signed up for the service, and every month there are more than 200 million active users. Microsoft Teams alone has 75 million active users every day.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 18, 2020 2:12 PM

As the 2020 Holiday Season Approaches, Optimized Dig ...

This article originally appeared in Digital Commerce 360. The most effective digital retail will happen in step with everyday life. Retailers must invest in tools and infrastructure needed to balance consumer expectations with regulatory responsibilities -- and focus on serving customers.

Akamai

Akamai

August 13, 2020 2:51 PM

Partnering with Microsoft on Hackathon 2020 and Savi ...

During the week of July 27, thousands of participants from around the globe participated in the Microsoft 2020 Hackathon. In its seventh year -- and this year, fully virtual -- the annual worldwide event brings Microsoft employees and interns together to drum up new ideas, create change, and make a global difference. Microsoft invited a few key customers, like Akamai, to participate.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

August 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Addressing the Video Quality and Performance Measure ...

Ubiquity of Digital Video Means Meeting Viewers' Quality Expectations Digital video viewership is on an aggressive growth course. Globally, consumers will spend 84 minutes a day watching online video in 2020, up 25% from 2018[i], and digital video viewership will increase from 35% in 2019 to more than 39% by 2023[ii].

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

August 12, 2020 2:15 PM

The Publishing Industry -- Where to Now?

Many of us have spent far more time at home looking at screens to keep up to date with the world than would have seemed possible at the start of the year. In the UK, as with many other countries, the lockdown rules and pandemic response were changing on a near-daily basis, and the 5 PM government briefing became a regular fixture of the evening news. Unsurprisingly, those media firms

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 12, 2020 9:15 AM

We Love Our Customers!

Here in the States, we often get our dry cleaning returned on hangers that say "We Love Our Customers." I once inadvertently brought one into the office (back in the day), and our team displayed it prominently on a shelf, because it's true. Meeting with customers is the best part of my job here at Akamai. And while there is no substitute for meeting in person, speaking with customers online

Elmar Witte

Elmar Witte

August 7, 2020 1:35 PM

New Guide: How Akamai Helps You Protect Privacy Data

Laws and regulations related to personally identifiable information (PII) are continuously being enacted around the world as data breaches and abuses persist. According to the February 2020 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 132 out of 194 countries had legislation put in place to secure the protection of data and privacy.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 6, 2020 4:10 PM

Back-to-School Shopping in 2020?

When I was a kid, back-to-school shopping was a really big deal. My mom and I would head out to the local T.J. Maxx and spend hours hunting for bargains on clothes, a backpack, a lunch box, and other "necessary" school supplies. We always hit the Friendly's next door after our shopping excursion, and the trip home consisted of me ripping off the price tags on my pricier treats (Esprit!)

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

August 5, 2020 8:00 PM

20 Years of Edge Computing

How long will you wait for something? That depends on what you're waiting for, of course. But in your daily interactions, think about how many "things" you interact with where you expect the response to be instantaneous - tapping on mobile apps, logging in and transacting with a retailer or a bank, selecting and viewing content on a streaming media device, interacting with a connected device like a light, doorbell,

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

August 5, 2020 1:00 PM

Black Hat Presentation - Web Cache Entanglement

Overview Akamai is aware of the 'Web Cache Entanglement: Novel Pathways to Poisoning' presentation at BlackHat on August 5, 2020. Two security vulnerabilities related to our content delivery networks' caching functionality were presented as part of this research. Akamai would like to thank James Kettle for disclosing this vulnerability to Akamai in advance of his presentation.