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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

October 1, 2012 10:22 AM

Information, not Hope, is the Key to Surviving DDoS ...

On any given day, Akamai delivers 15-30% of the world's web traffic, including some very high-profile sites.  We also receive large volumes of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and provide DDoS protection services to act as a buffer between our customers and the attackers.  In a typical week, Akamai and/or our customers are the target of two significantly-sized attacks of 10 or more Gigabits per Second (Gbps) and countless

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

July 17, 2012 11:29 AM

Know Thy Enemy: Why Bad Guys Love Events of Olympic ...

The upcoming Olympic Games, much like other widely publicized, international events, offer unique challenges for online security.  In the course of any given year, Akamai supports many of these online events including concerts, sporting competitions, elections, and other newsworthy happenings.  Because of this, we've had substantial visibility into the various ways the "bad guys" may try to take advantage of an online event for their own gain. As important, these

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

May 21, 2012 4:25 PM

What you need to know about BEAST

Earlier this month, our friends at the Trustworthy Internet Movement launched a new Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) dashboard called "SSL Pulse".  This tool is an excellent resource that provides one set of industry benchmarks for both Akamai and our customers. And one of the first things that we do when a tool like this is released is to try it out on our own web sites to see how we're