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Jim Black

Jim Black

July 7, 2021 9:00 AM

Your Employees Want Passwordless. Isn't It Time You ...

I hate passwords. There, I said it. I dread getting an email from Akamai IT telling me it will soon be time to update my password. I procrastinate until the last possible moment instead of immediately doing what is actually a trivial process. I suspect I'm not alone in my dislike for passwords. The reality is, security professionals are also not huge fans of passwords. The ever-increasing rigor on password

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

July 2, 2021 9:00 AM

The Countdown Has Started -- The Move Toward Zero Tr ...

In early May 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive order on cybersecurity, and though it will take some time for executive branch agencies to develop formal rules, the order itself includes a lot of what I consider to be best practice in cybersecurity, including the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Zero Trust, mentioned by name. The call for adoption of cybersecurity best practices makes a

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

June 30, 2021 9:00 AM

Embracing Mobile-First for a Secure Office Anywhere

Shortly after the onset of the pandemic, Asavie -- now part of Akamai -- announced a partnership with Nokia's Nuage Networks to enable the Finnish company to resell what is now Akamai Security and Personalization Services (SPS), a product designed to enable private network access for mobile devices. Coupled with the business and technology trends discussed below, there's opportunity for service providers to address future work models with new services.

Jim Black

Jim Black

June 29, 2021 9:00 AM

The Threat That Never Went Away Is Back (with a Veng ...

What is your recollection of May 2017? Emmanuel Macron won the French election. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus gave its final performance after a 146-year run. The U.S. FCC voted to overturn net neutrality rules. And the National Health Service in the United Kingdom was crippled by a massive ransomware attack that ended up costing over $120 million. Fast-forward four years, and ransomware is once again making

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

June 23, 2021 9:00 AM

Targeted Cache Control

Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around and have evolved over a long time (in internet years). They all speak HTTP and you can safely rely on them to work with just about anything else that speaks HTTP. This is the beauty of standards -- HTTP in this case. What you cannot count on is there being a standard way to configure them. In some cases, this is understandable: they

Or Katz

Or Katz

June 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Crypto Threats Surge by 500%, and It's All About the ...

Previously reserved for early adopters and tech-savvy consumers, cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream -- with tech entrepreneurs and prominent financial institutions leading the charge. In the past year, rapidly increasing cryptocurrency rates, the introduction of new currencies, and the official trading of cryptocurrencies have called into question the threats posed by cryptomining abuse and cryptocurrency scams. In this blog, we'll examine how escalating currency rates and the continued adoption of cryptocurrencies

Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop

June 21, 2021 12:00 PM

HTTP/3 and QUIC: Past, Present, and Future

You may have seen the announcements over the past two weeks -- the IETF QUIC RFCs have been published! That leads to a lot of questions, depending on how closely you've followed this space. You might be wondering what this means to you, or you might think QUIC has been an established thing for years now. And how does HTTP/3 fit into this? Is HTTP/3 another name for QUIC? QUIC

Sanjay Sadarangani

Sanjay Sadarangani

June 21, 2021 9:00 AM

New Admin Portal for Akamai Enterprise Application A ...

The definition of a user has evolved to comprise much more than an employee, making secure access to the right application, for the right user, at the right time difficult and complex. Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is a unique cloud architecture that closes all inbound firewall ports, while ensuring that only authorized users and devices have access to the internal applications they need -- not the entire network. To

Akamai

Akamai

June 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Akamai Provides Prolexic DDoS Service Impact Update ...

Akamai experienced an outage for one of its Prolexic DDoS services (Routed 3.0) starting at 4:20 AM UTC. We detected the issue immediately, and impacted customers received an error alert within seconds. The impact was limited to Akamai customers using version 3.0 of the Routed service. Many of the approximately 500 customers using this service were automatically rerouted, which restored operations within a few minutes. The large majority of the