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Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

October 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Akamai's Innovation and Collaboration In Renewable E ...

The energy footprint of the IT sector is estimated at 7% of global electricity consumption, according to Greenpeace International. And, although the data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, it represents a large portion of its power consumption. By 2020, the power consumption for operating and cooling data centers is anticipated to reach a staggering 73 billion kWh and will greatly affect CO2

Ashley Adelman

Ashley Adelman

October 9, 2019 11:00 AM

Akamai's 3 Takeaways from the Gartner CIAM Solution ...

We have eagerly awaited Gartner's analysis of the growing CIAM industry. According to Gartner, in its August 2019 Solution Comparison for Customer Identity and Access Management Capabilities of 9 Vendors, "CIAM offerings are expanding and are now key business enablers for unifying customer experience and streamlining operations."

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

October 7, 2019 8:00 AM

Beware of Fall Phishing Season

A recent blog post by LinkedIn says there are more available job postings listed in October than any other month. Since 89% of the hiring managers who spoke to LinkedIn said it takes less than four weeks to fill those roles, there is a limited window of opportunity - for both job seekers and criminals. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). With that in mind, if you're on

Jim Black

Jim Black

October 2, 2019 12:50 PM

But We Have an Email Gateway...

In my previous phishing blogs, I wrote about the evolution of phishing and the industrialization of phishing that's being driven by the availability and low cost of toolkits.

Jim Black

Jim Black

September 26, 2019 11:00 AM

The Phishing Industry

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, phishing attacks are now being created and executed on an industrial scale. Malicious actors are increasingly using highly sophisticated off-the-shelf phishing kits that allow them to deliver very targeted, short-lived attacks. These campaigns direct victims to a phishing web page that's an exact copy of a consumer or enterprise brand's site. This has lowered the barrier to entry for launching phishing attacks.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

September 20, 2019 11:00 AM

Device Hopping Shoppers Drive Up Bounce Rates Leadin ...

Executive Summary In 2018, Akamai reported for the first time that shoppers used mobile devices more than desktops for all the major peak traffic events we measured. Interestingly, they often don't complete their purchase on a mobile device. If the most recently concluded back-to-school shopping period and Amazon Prime Day are any indicator, the trend is here to stay and likely to increase into the holiday shopping season.

Daniel Abeles

Daniel Abeles

September 19, 2019 3:00 PM

Client Side Threats & How Could Website Owners Mitig ...

Have you ever browsed a website with complete confidence that your data is protected? We tend to trust websites with some of our most valuable assets, such as personal information or credit card data. While owners of these websites might consider the protection of our data a top priority, we still keep hearing about information leaks and data breaches. Situations like this are why more and more website owners come

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

September 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Akamai Partners with Supplier To Meet Sustainability ...

Akamai strives to mitigate the impact of our operations while maximizing and enhancing the benefits of our sustainable business practices. We are working hard to hit our sustainability goals by: creating a more sustainable platform through reducing network energy intensity by way of engineering efficiency, lowering our greenhouse gas emissions below 2015 levels by sourcing renewable energy and doing our part to ensure 100% of our electronic waste is

Jim Black

Jim Black

September 18, 2019 3:30 PM

This Isn't the Phishing Your First Boss Knew

Phishing has been around for nearly as long as email has, and the perception that phishing tactics have not evolved persists. Many people believe we are still in the era of the easy-to-spot "Nigerian prince" emails, shown below. Underneath that, we see a highly creative, yet not any more technically sophisticated, "Nigerian astronaut" ruse.