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Susan McReynolds

Susan McReynolds

October 27, 2020 12:00 PM

2020 DDoS Extortion Campaign -- A Sequel More Thrill ...

Costarring Susan McReynolds and Tom Emmons As you might imagine, as the go-to enterprise DDoS mitigation experts, our phones have been "ringing off the hook" as the global extortion DDoS campaign sequel rages on. It's bigger, badder, and features a broader cast of criminal characters than seen previously with last year's extortion-related activity.

Michael Archer

Michael Archer

October 27, 2020 11:00 AM

Akamai Edge Cloud: Scaling IoT, Part 2

IoT has tremendous possibilities to transform our world but will fall short of expectations if the underlying infrastructure cannot support the rapid exchange of massive amounts of information from billions of simultaneous and intermittent connections. Akamai Edge Cloud is designed to enable the potential of IoT by utilizing the deep knowledge we've gained operating one of the world's largest edge networks.

Michael Archer

Michael Archer

October 27, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai Edge Cloud: Scaling IoT, Part 1

The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is an exciting emerging market that is disrupting the way we design infrastructure to support businesses. Smart devices, homes, cities, cars, and automation supporting the Industry 4.0 industrial revolution are all placing new demands on existing internet infrastructure. Gartner estimates that "the enterprise IoT platform market will grow to $7.6 billion in 2024 with a 31% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)."

Adam Karon

Adam Karon

October 27, 2020 7:01 AM

5G, Security, IoT, Asavie and Akamai

Malicious actors never seem to rest and have always worked remotely. That simple realization hit home during recent global events. Specifically, Akamai saw an increase in malware traffic of over 400% between March 9, 2020 and May 11, 2020 from corporate devices, most of which were being used outside of a traditional office environment. The remote work and BYOD growth in enterprises continues unabated. Effectively, every business is experiencing BYOD

John Lawlor

John Lawlor

October 26, 2020 1:00 PM

4 Tips for a Great CIAM RFP

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are a good way to start the product evaluation process as well as help clarify the project's scope and requirements. RFPs give you the ability to compare products and platforms more objectively and get you the best results for your project. That said, the process of documenting and clarifying your project requirements can be pretty painful and time-consuming.

Ashitha Bhanu

Ashitha Bhanu

October 26, 2020 9:00 AM

Cyberattacks Evolve as the Hospitality and Travel In ...

While the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are out in full force with a multitude of scams designed to take advantage of the confusion and panic. COVID-19 has -- by necessity -- made us all more comfortable working, playing, and buying online.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

October 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Is Black Friday a Thing of the Past? Not for Mobile

I recently ordered a new Weber grill from The Home Depot. When it was delivered, I discovered it was the floor model, and it wasn't the perfect grill I had anticipated. I called the local store, and -- long story short -- my friends at The Home Depot gave me a significant discount for not letting me know ahead of time that it was the only one left and they

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

October 22, 2020 2:00 PM

Stuck Inside, the World Turns to Online Gaming

In my line of work, we talk a lot about traffic trends. They're usually predictable and based around certain events: a major trailer launch, Black Friday in the U.S, the Olympics. But the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed all expectations for 2020, and has itself become a noteworthy event, driving its own traffic. And one of the biggest trends we've seen during the pandemic is increased online gaming.

Harish Menon

Harish Menon

October 22, 2020 9:00 AM

Metrics That Matter: Measuring Streaming Performance

The COVID-19 health crisis created a dramatic shift in our lifestyles. With work, school, and entertainment taking place in home environments now, it's no surprise that screen time is up. Nielsen reports that not only did overall media consumption jump significantly in the first quarter of 2020, the share of video streaming in total time spent online rose from 19% in fourth-quarter 2019 to 25% in second-quarter 2020. Never has