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Jim Black

Jim Black

September 26, 2018 8:57 AM

Accelerating Your Zero Trust Security Transformation ...

The basic concepts of zero trust security are relatively simple: trust nothing, verify everything, and maintain consistent controls. But, for CISOs and CIOs charged with transforming their legacy moats and castles architecture to one that allows their enterprises to embrace all of the benefits of zero trust, this is not a simple forklift change. Many enterprises Akamai that consults on zero trust are on transformational journeys, resulting in multi-year projects

Jim Black

Jim Black

August 22, 2018 11:55 AM

How's that Security Back Door Doing? (Part 2)

In the first part of this blog post I wrote about how recursive DNS (rDNS) is an attack surface that many enterprises don't currently protect. Bad actors are exploiting that fact and developing advanced targeted threats that use DNS to bypass conventional security tools such as firewalls, secure web gateways and endpoint antivirus.

Jim Black

Jim Black

July 23, 2018 7:24 AM

ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR SECURITY BACKDOOR OPEN?

Gartner predicts that enterprises will spend $96 Billion on cyber security this year, up 8% from their spend in 2017. That's a big chunk of change. To put it into context, that spend is in the same ballpark as the individual GDPs of Venezuela, Sri Lanka and Puerto Rico in 2018.

Jim Black

Jim Black

May 30, 2018 12:32 PM

Tailoring YouTube for Your Requirements

Did you know around 300 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube every minute of every day? That's a staggering amount of content.

Jim Black

Jim Black

May 17, 2018 12:09 PM

Learn How Trillions of DNS Requests Help Improve Sec ...

Akamai's global platform is comprised of 240,000 servers in 3,750 locations within 134 countries. Additionally, our platform interacts with 1.3 billion client devices every day and we ingest 2.5 exabytes of data a year. So why are these stats important?

Jim Black

Jim Black

May 16, 2018 12:28 PM

Election Readiness 2018

2018 is a pivotal year for the integrity of our electoral process. The threat to the digital infrastructure of our elections is proliferating to a level that has not been seen before. Officials are working tirelessly to protect your vote by proactively identifying vulnerabilities and targeting threats that may compromise our process. Cloud Security provider Akamai has been actively working to provide various State, Local and Federal level threat reporting.

Jim Black

Jim Black

May 9, 2018 10:15 AM

Your Users Have Left the Building: Now What?

The dramatic growth of mobile devices, the widespread availability of always-on fast wireless networks, and the rapid adoption of cloud applications have transformed the viability of remote working. Employers are increasingly adopting flex schedules, implementing work from home options, and otherwise enabling their employees to work "off the grid". Here at Akamai, my coworkers can be found all over the globe - setting up shop in places like hotels, coffee

Jim Black

Jim Black

February 21, 2018 8:02 AM

The Pitfalls of Guest Wi-Fi

Do you remember the days before mobile broadband was commonplace and connection speeds on 2G wireless were barely usable? How often did you seek out a specific location such as a coffee shop or a hotel that offered a free or (more likely) purchasable Wi-Fi connection?

Jim Black

Jim Black

January 26, 2018 9:00 AM

The New Cyber Landscape: More Threats, But Fewer Sec ...

Great news: If you're a security professional, your skills have never been more in demand. On the flip side, if you're looking for security talent, the search will likely be lengthy and difficult. ISACA predicts that by 2019 there will be a shortage of two million cyber security professionals globally. And in a survey released by ESG and ISSA in November 2017, 70% of respondents stated that security skills shortages