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Jim Black

March 17, 2021 9:00 AM

Phish-Proof Multi-Factor Authentication with Akamai ...

Today, Akamai announced Akamai MFA, a phish-proof multi-factor authentication (MFA) service for the workforce that delivers all of the security benefits of FIDO2 with the frictionless end-user experience of a mobile push on a smartphone. Why has Akamai introduced this new service?

Jim Black

Jim Black

March 9, 2021 9:00 AM

Is MFA a Security Illusion?

A recent Akamai Security blog post, Massive Campaign Targeting UK Banks Bypassing 2FA, written by my colleague Or Katz, is a great insight into how attackers used very simple techniques to bypass two-factor (2FA) authentication security to obtain access to U.K. consumers' bank accounts.

Jim Black

Jim Black

February 9, 2021 9:00 AM

Phishing: Holiday Season Attacks on the Rise

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).

Jim Black

Jim Black

January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Emotet: A Year in the Life of a Malware

Overview Emotet malware has been around since 2014, but 2020 saw a resurgence of attacks. In September 2020, Emotet affected 14% of organizations worldwide. So, what is Emotet? And why is it so dangerous?

Jim Black

Jim Black

October 14, 2020 5:00 PM

Akamai Enhances its Cloud Secure Web Gateway with DL ...

Last March, Akamai announced the launch of its secure web gateway delivered at the edge, to help enterprises further accelerate their transition to a new security architecture based on Zero Trust and secure access service edge (SASE) principles. As we now know, we were just on the cusp of a global pandemic that changed the nature of work. Literally overnight, companies needed to support tens of thousands of employees working

Jim Black

Jim Black

September 2, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai, CISA, and CIS Join Forces to Improve SLTT Cy ...

Cybercriminals continue to target U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations. In 2019, there were more than 100 ransomware attacks -- including an attack on Baltimore's IT systems that locked out thousands of computers and disrupted nearly every city service. This attack is estimated to have cost the city as much as $18 million.

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.

Jim Black

Jim Black

July 28, 2020 1:20 PM

Tale of the Tape: Top 5 Reasons Phishing Attacks Hav ...

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.

Jim Black

Jim Black

July 9, 2020 12:30 PM

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

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.