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Ian Munford

Ian Munford

September 2, 2020 3:29 PM

Tackling Video Piracy Head-On

We are clearly in a "new" golden age of TV. Audiences around the world have never had so many viewing options available. This has led to a creative surge in new groundbreaking storytelling and entertainment as both broadcasters and digital giants try to maintain the loyalty of their viewers. This is a double-edged sword however, because as the production of great content increases, so do the opportunities for video pirates.

Jim Black

Jim Black

September 2, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai, CISA, and CIS Join Forces to Improve SLTT Cy ...

Cybercriminals continue to target U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations. In 2019, there were more than 100 ransomware attacks -- including an attack on Baltimore's IT systems that locked out thousands of computers and disrupted nearly every city service. This attack is estimated to have cost the city as much as $18 million.

Mark Carrizosa

Mark Carrizosa

August 25, 2020 9:45 AM

Enterprise Application Access Client (EAA) Vulnerabi ...

On October 15, 2019, Tesla discovered, and responsibly disclosed, a vulnerability within Akamai's Enterprise Application Access (EAA) client that allows privilege escalation and remote code execution (RCE) when an attacker is within privileged locations on a network.

Ashitha Bhanu

Ashitha Bhanu

August 20, 2020 8:22 AM

The Changing Face of Loyalty Programs Amid and Post- ...

COVID-19 has undoubtedly prompted the Hospitality and Travel industry into a new era of customer loyalty. Currently, "shelter in place" or similar nonessential travel bans are instituted by many countries and companies across the world. Once travel restrictions are lifted, there will be a transition period where travel will be limited or less available until the virus is fully contained. Thus, the disruption to both leisure and business travel is

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

August 19, 2020 4:34 PM

How Criminals Attack the Games Industry

If you work in the video games industry, it's already obvious that security is a challenge, and criminals are a threat. But how much do you know about how the criminal economy works? What actually motivates them? What specific methods do they use? And how do they interact with one another?

Jim Black

Jim Black

August 19, 2020 3:24 PM

Enterprise Threat Protector Now Includes One-Click P ...

Microsoft 365 is becoming the essential productivity suite for enterprises. Over 1 million companies have now signed up for the service, and every month there are more than 200 million active users. Microsoft Teams alone has 75 million active users every day.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 18, 2020 2:12 PM

As the 2020 Holiday Season Approaches, Optimized Dig ...

This article originally appeared in Digital Commerce 360. The most effective digital retail will happen in step with everyday life. Retailers must invest in tools and infrastructure needed to balance consumer expectations with regulatory responsibilities -- and focus on serving customers.

Courtney Hadden

Courtney Hadden

August 13, 2020 2:51 PM

Partnering with Microsoft on Hackathon 2020 and Savi ...

Written by Courtney Hadden, Senior Program Manager -- Corporate Sustainability, & Mayank Bansal, Senior Software Engineer, participants in the Microsoft Hackathon During the week of July 27, thousands of participants from around the globe participated in the Microsoft 2020 Hackathon. In its seventh year -- and this year, fully virtual -- the annual worldwide event brings Microsoft employees and interns together to drum up new ideas, create change, and make

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

August 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Addressing the Video Quality and Performance Measure ...

Ubiquity of Digital Video Means Meeting Viewers' Quality Expectations Digital video viewership is on an aggressive growth course. Globally, consumers will spend 84 minutes a day watching online video in 2020, up 25% from 2018[i], and digital video viewership will increase from 35% in 2019 to more than 39% by 2023[ii].