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Renny Shen

Renny Shen

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

Bot Manager: Staying Ahead of the Bot Landscape

Akamai launched Bot Manager three years ago. Since then, the bot landscape has continued to evolve and we've introduced a number of improvements to our bot detections to stay ahead of it. These included browser fingerprinting and behavioral anomaly detection, as well constantly refining our core bot detections such as request anomaly.

Renny Shen

Renny Shen

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

What's New in Security - March 2019

Today, Akamai announced the March 2019 Release with new features and capabilities across its security, performance, and media product lines - with a focus on helping customers better manage their cloud migration initiatives. Within security, Akamai has made updates to every product line to help organizations better protect your apps and APIs, stop credential stuffing, and move to zero trust.

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

Does Zero Trust Security Have to be Hard to be Effec ...

The short answer is no. As expected, the long answer is a little more nuanced. But first, a quick refresher on Zero Trust security for those who haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet. (For those who have, feel free to skip the next section.)

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.