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Barry Greene

Barry Greene

November 5, 2018 10:06 AM

BGP Route Hijacking

Yes, we can minimize the BGP Hijacking Risk Every day we see something new about the global security threat. It is hard to keep track of all the various ways your network can be attacked. But there are some threat-vectors which need particular attention. "Did you know that a threat-actor with 20 BGP speaking routers can cause massive disruption in telecommunications all over the world?" "Did you know that someone

Cassie Jeon

Cassie Jeon

October 31, 2018 9:04 AM

Meet the teen who won Technovation 2017

This summer Akamai hosted Girls Who Code for its fourth year in a row. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. This is a spotlight article on one of the Girls Who Code participants, Aruzhan Koshkarova. Aruzhan, along with her teammates, won the Technovation Challenge last year for the app, QamCare. QamCare is an app that allows

Cassie Jeon

Cassie Jeon

October 30, 2018 9:17 AM

Akamai mentors next generations of girls in tech

This summer Akamai hosted Girls Who Code for its fourth year in a row. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. Akamai sponsored the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program this past summer by providing the facilities and resources for the participants to learn. Part of the program involved the girls meeting with their mentor (an Akamai

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

October 25, 2018 3:57 PM

Picture perfect: How to drive the best shopping expe ...

This article originally appeared on Internet Retailer. There are several key variables that retail marketing and web teams should consider when delivering high-quality images for engaging online shoppers. The quality, format and size of an image must all be considered to ensure that vivid images don't slow page load time.

Dan Kirwan-Taylor CISSP

Dan Kirwan-Taylor CISSP

October 23, 2018 10:43 AM

Why traditional security isn't enough

We are constantly being bombarded with questions around the security of our data, but what about security for the devices needed to connect to that data? The world is a changing place and for those inclined to be unsavoury characters, a great place to anonymously make ill-gotten gains from unsuspecting victims who thought they were doing due diligence with their base-model anti-malware and anti-virus programs. After multiple data breaches, we

Ashish Singh

Ashish Singh

October 16, 2018 10:32 AM

Managing Thousands of users in Hundreds of branches ...

We live in a global business world. Almost on a daily basis, we see organizations expanding rapidly across geographies. While businesses in every industry can have international sites, some verticals like banking, finance, education, and retail are more apt to have corporate offices in multiple locales. Companies are typically in Tier 1/metropolitan cities with over 1,000 users, medium branches are in Tier 2 cities with 500-1000 users, Tiers 3 and

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

October 16, 2018 9:23 AM

Architectural paths for evolving the DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the Internet's fundamental systems, providing the top-level hierarchy for naming Internet resources. One of its purposes is to act as a sort of phonebook, allowing names such as "www.example.com" to be resolved to resource information, such as server IP addresses. It provides the hierarchical naming model that enables clients to "resolve" or "lookup" resource records associated with names. This naming hierarchy also

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

October 12, 2018 12:56 PM

It will take more than web pages that load faster to ...

When designing websites to meet peak traffic demands, it is vital to look beyond basic metrics such as page load speed. Providing visual content optimized for both desktop and mobile devices, and combating security threats will help you drive traffic and improve conversion rates during the holiday shopping season and beyond.

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

October 10, 2018 5:00 AM

Improving Image Manager with Real User Feedback

Steve Krug, a well-known user experience professional, has been quoted on many occasions for saying, "Don't make me think." It's true that users shouldn't have to puzzle around to find what they're looking for or to complete a task. Product usability is equally important to fancy features and technical capabilities because unused products eventually become shelf-ware. Rather than having users adapt to what we think their behavior should be, solution