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Authentication might be the single biggest hazard for web security over the next decade. It's not that the fundamentals of authentication are particularly challenging; we've understood the basic principles behind password management, push-based authorization, and device certificates for some time. But managing those at scale, and navigating to a more secure world -- maybe one without passwords someday -- requires a level of investment and focus that is, for most
Authentication on the World Wide Web is badly broken. We all know it, or at least sense it. Every web site or mobile app that we want to use asks us to register and set up yet another account with yet another username and password. With the typical end user having tens of online accounts, this results in a dizzying number of usernames and passwords to keep track of. Or
This week, Micheal McCollough, Vice President, Global Channels, of Akamai was recognized and named as 2018 Channel Chief by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
The Summer Immersion Program for Girls Who Code at Akamai wrapped up this past week. The girls finished their final projects and presented them at a graduation ceremony attended by friends and family as well as supporters and mentors from Akamai.
Week 6 of the Girls Who Code summer-immersion program at Akamai featured a field trip to IBM's Watson Health, where the girls learned about the concept of "cognitive computing," and how this technology is being used by IBM to help doctors help their patients. The girls met some of the women at IBM who are making this technology a reality.
"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition" - H. Jackson Brown. A friend sent this quote to me after I explained to her my ambivalence about being recognized by Gartner as a "Leader" in their Web Application Firewall Magic Quadrant. I had mixed feelings because I wanted to believe that I knew the market, I knew our competitors, and I certainly already knew what our customers were
Week 5 of the Girls Who Code program at Akamai was action-packed. The class attended a User-Experience (UX) workshop onsite at Akamai's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The instructors, formerly of Twitter and currently Google UX experts, led the girls through an activity in which they designed their own photo-sharing application.
The summer is flying by, and we have reached the mid-point of our Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program. Our students are smart, engaged, learning a ton, and seem to be having a lot of fun!
The Akamai-sponsored Girls Who Code program is well under way! Week 2 featured lots of activity in the Girls Who Code classroom at Akamai's Cambridge, MA headquarters. The girls learned to use Scratch, a visual programming language that was developed at MIT to help people learn to code. They used Scratch to create a paddle-ball game and a side-scroller game. This included the use of functions, parameters, user input, conditionals,