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We're proud of the progress Akamai has made in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. From reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and powering our platform with 50% renewable energy, to the millions invested in STEM education grants for underserved students, giving back to our planet and our communities is a big part of who we are and a key reason for our success as a business.
Do the math. For the past decade, digital businesses have been investing in digital transformation initiatives. The promise is to increase top-line growth while maximizing customer lifetime value. As infrastructure improves, IT spending is shifting from the cloud to the edge. But while edge computing makes headlines, can you expect a meaningful return?
It's not news that some of the top government agencies and companies in the world were victims of the SolarWinds attack. At this point, I can say it's the reason I didn't have a smoother transition back into work-life following a long vacation. As I understand it, the breaches happened after malicious code was inserted into a software patch that was downloaded by the companies and agencies. The installation of
Account takeovers (ATOs), in which criminals impersonate legitimate account owners in order to take control of an account, cause tremendous pain for businesses in all industries. This pain may be monetary, such as losses from stolen accounts, but may also include a number of related problems, like regulatory and legal issues, lost customers, and the inability to gain new consumers due to a lack of trust. Losses from ATOs and
Global efforts to produce and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine continue to race ahead. But in many cases, that race is an uphill climb. Beyond the challenges in making enough of the vaccine, educating the public, and the logistics of distributing the doses, there is a new challenge. Bots.
Thanks to the unique perspectives we have via the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, we're able to observe massive amounts of web traffic and data that provide insights across the various industries Akamai serves. In the wake of Super Bowl LV, we're sharing some observations on gambling traffic and social media activity, two categories that are complementary to the game. We'll also look at how online viewing has increased over the
Overview Phishing continues to be a major attack vector, and it's surprising just how many security incidents and breaches start with an employee clicking on a link in a carefully crafted phishing email (and sometimes doing the same with a not-so-well crafted phishing email -- see this example).
(photo courtesy of Microsoft) DigiGirlz is an initiative organized by Microsoft to engage girls in technological education and careers. The initiative, which launched in 2000, consists of two main programs: DigiGirlz Day and High Tech Camp. This program has been a cornerstone of Microsoft's community engagement for more than 20 years, but this year the events were in jeopardy of being cancelled because of the pandemic. So, what do
Written by Maksym Novoseltsev - Senior Software Engineer, and Jeffrey Costa - Senior Product Manager, Web Performance Cloudlets Policy Manager often takes a long time to load, which is a by-product of its original design where every policy activation is an individual file. These files must be moved around the network, and as you might imagine, transferring thousands of files in a multi-tenant network can take a very long time.
Isn't it amazing how seemingly simple decisions can have far-reaching effects? When the Inverse team in Montreal took over PacketFence in 2008, it was an open source (OS) solution. They recognized the inherent value in keeping it as such. In so doing, they didn't just launch a product--they created a global community. By making a trusted network access control (NAC) solution freely available, they planted the seeds of an ever-growing