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Asaf Nadler

Asaf Nadler

February 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Ramnit in the UK

By Asaf Nadler and Lior Lahav Ramnit is a family of trojans that allows attackers to remotely control infected machines, in order steal personal and banking information [1], and open backdoors to download additional malware [2]. Initial versions of Ramnit appeared in late 2011 and infected more than 800,000 Windows PCs [3]. In May 2018, Ramnit was observed in the "Black" botnet, and was responsible for infecting more than 100,000

Renny Shen

Renny Shen

February 14, 2019 12:00 PM

3 Reasons Your Business Needs Security at the Edge

As a security professional, no one knows better than you that the attack surface is shifting and continues to expand across an ever-widening area. Our interconnected digital lives are wreaking havoc with the idea of "the perimeter." As digital attacks continue to grow in size and volume, and are increasingly targeted, knowing what defense posture you need to deploy to stay safe is being redefined right before your eyes. That's

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

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

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

January 7, 2019 11:30 AM

From the Core to the Edge: 3 Security Imperatives an ...

The breathtaking pace at which everyone and everything is becoming connected is having a profound effect on digital business, from delivering exceptional experiences, to ensuring the security of your customers, applications, and workforce.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

January 4, 2019 2:07 PM

Christmas Day was Quiet for Online Retailers But Pic ...

Christmas Holiday Retail Sales In early November, eMarketer forecast that the 2018 U.S. online retail holiday sales would be $106 billion, a healthy increase of 16.6% over 2017.

Chinedu Egonu

Chinedu Egonu

December 31, 2018 10:43 AM

Zero Trust and the Case for Application Microsegment ...

Data breaches have become incessant. Recently, a very popular airline sevices company revealed a suspected breach involving customer credit card information. Even more recently, a hospital in Indiana reported that a virus had infected some of its systems that caused the hospital to be placed on diversion. A disaster recovery software company also admitted that a breach of its marketing databases occurred. If that isn't enough, an online electronics retailer

Maria Ramirez

Maria Ramirez

December 19, 2018 2:36 PM

Zero Trust Security Protects Businesses while Enabli ...

Many companies have their own applications, internal domains, and local area network (LAN). But when it comes to business applications, organizations are increasingly dependent on cloud-based resources. These may include email servers, customer relationship management (CRM) software, or other applications. However, when access to internal machines by external users is necessary, the most common solutions are centered on virtual private networks (VPNs).

Volker Tegtmeyer

Volker Tegtmeyer

December 17, 2018 8:00 PM

Akamai Received Top Scores in Gartner's New Report " ...

Are you in the process of selecting a web application firewall (WAF) or thinking about whether your current solution is adequate? For many organizations selecting the right WAF to protect their business is not an easy task. The threat landscape is changing fast and hackers are very creative in their own ways. The good news is that Gartner just released a new report "Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls