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Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

January 28, 2019 8:49 AM

A Look Back At The DDoS Trends of 2018

As mentioned in the 2018 Year in Review State of the Internet / Security report, trends in DDoS are remarkably stable. The size of the largest attacks have grown by approximately 6% on an annual basis, with occasional outliers like the Mirai botnet. The median size of attacks has been much more changeable, with a cyclic growth and retreat on a two year basis. Unluckily, the ebb of DDoS is

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

January 24, 2019 5:36 PM

The Five Layers of Identity

Identities are complicated. Getting to know someone well takes time and effort. When you first meet someone new, you ask a lot of questions to understand who they are and how you should relate to them. Social context also provides many cues for us as individuals. As relationships deepen, the nuance of individual personalities becomes revealed to us as we probe deeper, and also create shared experiences with others.

Sven Dummer

Sven Dummer

January 24, 2019 5:13 PM

Security Methods to Prevent Identity Breaches

Protecting against online crime and fraud in an interconnected, cross-device world is more challenging than ever for companies transacting valuable assets with other companies over the Internet, selling products or information in a web application, or under regulatory compliance mandates.

Eric Schreiner

Eric Schreiner

January 24, 2019 3:46 PM

Why User Experience (UX) is the centerpiece of digit ...

Digital transformation is a challenging and complex endeavor, and it's easy to get tripped up by unforeseen issues. For many organizations, the focal point of their digital transformation strategies is throwing their weight behind new mobile initiatives. These can often include both internal and customer-facing platforms, designed for a variety of purposes. A mobile platform is only as good as the user experience (UX) it provides, and businesses that fail

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

January 24, 2019 12:12 PM

Key considerations in selecting a CIAM solution

The rise of the digital-native consumer creates tremendous opportunities for organizations to develop deeper relationships with their customers in support of their business objectives. Whether the goals are to acquire new leads, increase on-site engagement, collect and leverage customer insights or all of the above, a comprehensive customer identity and access management (CIAM) solution will play a critical role.

Russell Loarridge

Russell Loarridge

January 24, 2019 9:43 AM

What is Customer Identity and Access Management (CIA ...

Truly knowing the customer is key to marketing success today. And it's not just about knowing their name, but understanding their true identity. The technology that makes this possible is known as customer identity and access management (CIAM).

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

January 24, 2019 8:05 AM

Securing Social / Locking Login / Armoring Authentic ...

Authentication might be the single biggest hazard for web security over the next decade. It's not that the fundamentals of authentication are particularly challenging; we've understood the basic principles behind password management, push-based authorization, and device certificates for some time. But managing those at scale, and navigating to a more secure world -- maybe one without passwords someday -- requires a level of investment and focus that is, for most

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

January 22, 2019 9:45 AM

#OTTuesday: Who Wins in a Format War - A Chat with E ...

If you asked anyone 10 years ago who the winner would be in the over online video formats, you would have heard some strong opinions -- and some incorrect predictions. Video standards and formats will continue to change as long as users demand new ways to view content. AkamaiTV's Nelson Rodriguez recently met with Encoding.com President Jeff Malkin to discuss who can possibly win in the war for a common

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

January 22, 2019 8:27 AM

How strong loyalty programs take fan engagement to t ...

Rewards programs have long been synonymous with retailers and brand manufacturers, but over the past couple of years, entertainment and media companies have started getting in on the action. Given the increased competition from streaming applications, OTT content providers and other media services, it's only natural that players in the entertainment industry would look for new ways to differentiate themselves and better engage fanbases.