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Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

November 6, 2020 10:15 AM

Corporate Office and Kitchen Table: Securing the Fut ...

The workforce is remote, the data center is the cloud, the corporate network is the internet, and the security stack is at the edge.

Ian Munford

Ian Munford

November 6, 2020 9:00 AM

Why Our Furniture Will Face the TV for Years to Come

Before the invention of the television, the focal point of any room was the fireplace. In fact, the word "focus" derives from the Latin word for "hearth." However, the invention of the television, coupled with the arrival of central heating, means that, from the mid-20th century onwards, most of us have pointed our sofas at the TV.

Harish Menon

Harish Menon

November 4, 2020 3:45 PM

Streaming Traffic Peaks on Election Night

Preliminary data shows live news streaming traffic peaked at approximately 18 Tbps on Akamai's Intelligent Edge platform during coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election on November 3rd. That's roughly 5X greater than traffic on a typical day and more than double the 7.5 Tbps peak we observed during the 2016 Election night, which set a record at the time for the largest single news event that Akamai delivered. Streaming traffic

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

November 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Corporate Office and Kitchen Table: Securing the Fut ...

The future of work is multi-modal, the future corporate office is a private coffee shop with great Wi-Fi, and the future of enterprise security is going to have to adapt rapidly.

Dev Gupta

Dev Gupta

November 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Optimize Video Streaming Performance to Reduce Viewe ...

Why Improve Viewer Experience? Why Now? As online video viewership continues its march to digital mediums and platforms, viewer expectation around the quality of experience is also maturing. Increased video streaming choices and the low cost of switching providers are leading viewers to churn if the viewing experience is poor.

Mike Kane

Mike Kane

November 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Client-Side Protection is Key to Web Application Sec ...

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation defines script attacks as a "type of injection in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted websites."1 From the perspective of the user, malicious code is coming from trusted websites. Recently popularized by Magecart hacker groups, script attacks have focused on the web skimming of cookies, tokens, and -- most commonly -- personally identifiable information (PII) such as payment

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

October 29, 2020 11:00 AM

The World Has Moved Online. Has Your Business Adapte ...

What would happen if everything we do in the world were to suddenly go online? We got the answer to that question early this year, when the global coronavirus pandemic forced almost everyone and everything to move online: commerce, meetings with colleagues and customers, classroom learning, appointments with the doctor, entertainment, and live gatherings, such as Akamai's upcoming digital event, Edge Live | Adapt, on November 10 and 11.

Ashitha Bhanu

Ashitha Bhanu

October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Crypto Challenge as Action Helped a Major Ai ...

Challenges of Bot Detection: Keeping Defenses High Without Triggering False Positives Identifying bots is important and complicated work. Keeping up with ever-changing bot technologies and attack strategies requires deep knowledge and continuous threat research. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic -- already threatening to throw everything off track -- hasn't made it any easier. Consumers are changing their online behavior in radical ways, and cybercriminals are paying attention. Bot attacks

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

October 28, 2020 9:00 AM

Is It Worth It to Defend Your Service from Video Pir ...

The answer isn't obvious. From headcount to vendor spend, combating video piracy is expensive. And piracy has been a part of the entertainment industry since the silent movie era. It's not crazy to say, "Maybe it's just a cost of doing show business."