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Earlier this year, Akamai mitigated the largest DDoS attack in its history, fueled by a new reflector, memcached. The attack targeted one of our software clients and broke through the 1 Tbps threshold for the first time. Memcached was developed to act as a distributed memory caching system. Since the protocol uses UDP, an insecure protocol, and carries the potential for tremendous amplification, it has the key traits of a successful reflection-based attack vector. This Attack Spotlight takes a deeper look into the memcached attack vector that redefined the term "largest attack" and is the first part of our State of the Internet Security Summer 2018 report.

Missed #RSAC 2015? We've Got You Covered!

It's hard to believe that RSA Conference 2015 was just last week!

Did you miss attending it this year? That's ok! We live tweeted the entire conference, so take a moment to catch up on all the exciting things that happened last week, by reading our tweets.


Akamai Live Tweets #LeadOnCA

On Tuesday, February 24th, Akamai had the honor of being a sponsor at the inaugural Lead On: Silicon Valley Conference For Women. 5,000 women attended the event, which featured big name keynote speakers including, Diane Von Furstenberg, Candy Chang, Kara Swisher, Brene Brown and Hillary Clinton, along with two speakers from Akamai - Susan LaPointe (Vice President of Human Resource Operations), and myself! 

As I have done for previous conferences, I live tweeted the conference via the Akamai twitter handle (@Akamai), so everyone who was interested in what was happening at the conference, could have a chance to hear a part of what was going on. Missed the live tweets? That's ok, they are all right here so you can read through them at your own leisure. 
Are you interested in joining the Akamai team? Great! Check out open job opportunities at jobs.akamai.com

The Best of #AkamaiEdge 2014!

Akamai Edge 2014 may have wrapped up last week, but it's all we can think about! We had such a great time with all of you in Miami, and we hope you had a great time with us as well. With over 1,500 attendees, it was our largest Akamai Edge yet. Ready to relive a little bit of it? Check out our social story! What was your favorite part of the conference? Let us know by tweeting to us using the hashtag #AkamaiEdge. 

Missed #NABshow? We've Got You Covered!

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed that we were live tweeting at the NAB Conference in Las Vegas this past week. There was plenty going on, and 98,000 people attending from 150 different countries. Weren't able to make it out to Las Vegas this year? We've compiled all of our tweets from this past week, to get you up to date on what was talked about at NAB this year. Read our Twitter stream to follow the events and talks over the past week. Enjoy!

Top Tweets of the Week: 3/21 - 3/28

It's that time of again - time for Top Tweets of the Week! We're gearing up for the NAB Show and Second Screen Summit next week, and also pretty excited about helping NBC deliver record amounts of video content during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Want to know what else has happened at Akamai this week? Check out this weeks installation of "Top Tweets of the Week"

Top Tweets of the Week: 3/14 - 3/21

It's Friday again! This week, we attended the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, enjoyed Pi Day the way it's supposed to be enjoyed (with pie), and wondering what security professionals would ask for if they were granted one wish. It's been busy around here, but it's time to sit back and enjoy this weeks edition of "Top Tweets of the Week"!

Top Tweets of the Week: 2/28 - 3/7

It's been a busy week here at Akamai. From heading out to #eTailWest to ending the week by celebrating International Women's Day, we have rounded up this weeks "Top Tweets of the Week"! Enjoy!

Missed #RSAC? We've Got You Covered!

As you might have already read, we were at RSA Conference in San Francisco last week. For the first time, I had the opportunity to live-tweet the entire conference: from William Shatner's musical opening, to Andy Ellis', Or Katz's and Tsvika Klein's talks, to Stephen Colbert's closing keynote. Did you miss RSA Conference this year? Read our Twitter stream to follow the various talks and events from each day. Enjoy!

Top Tweets of the Week: 2/14- 2/21

It's been a whirlwind of a week. Akamai announced that we have officially acquired Prolexic, the Olympics are streaming full steam ahead and we are looking forward to another busy week at RSA Conference in San Francisco next week. Want to see some of the social highlights from this week? Check out this week's installment of "Top Tweets of the Week"!
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