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Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

May 20, 2019 11:00 AM

Mother's Day Online Shoppers Were Active, and So Wer ...

Mother's Day is a major online shopping event that attracts both shoppers as well as threat actors. Earlier in the year, we reported on the United Kingdom's version, called Mothering Sunday.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

May 16, 2019 8:00 AM

Do DDoS attacks originate from Cloud Service Provide ...

In a word, yes. Cloud service providers (CSPs) continue to power a growing portion of the greater Internet. According to Cisco, by 2021, 73 percent of cloud workloads are going to be CSP based, which reflects a compound annual growth rate of 27.5 percent from 2016 to 2021.

Asaf Nadler

Asaf Nadler

May 13, 2019 7:13 AM

Exploring botnets in VR

By Asaf Nadler & Lior Lahav Botnets often use domain generation algorithms (DGAs) to select a domain name, which bots use to establish communication channels with their command and control servers (C2). Since Akamai analyzes over 2.2 trillion DNS requests per day, and detects thousands of active algorithmically generated domains (AGDs) per hour, our data science team decided to try to dive a little deeper

Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert

May 8, 2019 2:08 PM

Deployment Diversity for DNS Resiliency

Consider Addressing Delegation Servers with Varying Network Routes Written by: Jim Gilbert and Barry Greene Don't Forget DNS Similar to diverse workforces performing at a higher level, diverse network service deployments perform at a higher level that is increasingly important as the Internet continues to augment our reality. Akamai has 20 years of edge service deployment experience. Akamai's Intelligent Edge has proven that the "edge" requires more than "servers" on

Diego Xirinachs

Diego Xirinachs

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

When "Customers" Attack DNS

Be real. A Communications Service Provider's (CSP's) customer will not use their home to attack the Domain Name System (DNS). They might as well unplug from the Internet. Yet, customers get infected, CPEs get violated, and miscreants all over the Internet reflect attacks off CSP customers to attack others. This abuse happens every day. It is part of the "noise" of the Internet. It is also a major threat to

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

CHAPTER 3: ELECTION DAY - BEST PRACTICES AND READINE ...

CHAPTER 3: ELECTION DAY - BEST PRACTICES AND READINESS FOR DIGITAL NEWS PUBLISHERS As the 2019 General Election results approach, the frenzy and anticipation continue to build. Digital news publishers have the opportunity to engage with audiences on their digital properties as users go online to learn of the outcomes and developments surrounding the elections. In the first chapter of the blog series we listed a few trends on the

Akamai

Akamai

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Introducing New RUM-based Website Performance Benchm ...

End users expect nothing short of a flawless experience when visiting your website. A slow-performing, error-prone website can lead to significant losses in revenue and brand value.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

May 6, 2019 11:00 AM

Fast DNS Secondary Implementation: Order or Operatio ...

Akamai's Fast DNS service provides cloud-based, authoritative domain services to thousands of organizations. Fast DNS is the most widely deployed cloud DNS service pushed to the edge of the Internet. Every organization must protect their domain name. Akamai's built Fast DNS to focus on domain name availability, security, resiliency, and performance. The domain name must be 100% available at all times. These domain names must be secured with DNSSEC to

Gareth Ouellette

Gareth Ouellette

April 25, 2019 11:00 AM

How Credit Unions Can Optimize & Secure the Mobile A ...

A small army of digital natives are about to become the largest generation globally. Gen Z, those born after 1996, will account for 32% of the world's population (7.7 billion) in 2019 and outnumber millennials for the first time, according to World Economic Forum. This year, it will be critical for businesses across all industries to modernize operations and enhance their digital performance in order to meet the needs of