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October 3, 2012 12:22 PM

Global Industry Leaders to Gather at #AkamaiEdge 201 ...

The largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the Akamai Edge Conference, is taking place next week at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature speakers from more than 40 companies. Registration information and the complete agenda can be found at: www.akamai.com/edgeBusiness and technology leaders from Amadeus, Build.com, Cisco, CTV, Grainger, GREE, Guitar Center, Symantec, USAA, Visa, and many others, are scheduled to present during

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

October 1, 2012 10:22 AM

Information, not Hope, is the Key to Surviving DDoS ...

On any given day, Akamai delivers 15-30% of the world's web traffic, including some very high-profile sites.  We also receive large volumes of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and provide DDoS protection services to act as a buffer between our customers and the attackers.  In a typical week, Akamai and/or our customers are the target of two significantly-sized attacks of 10 or more Gigabits per Second (Gbps) and countless

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

September 27, 2012 3:46 PM

Take a Byte out of CRIME

On September 21, 2012 at the 8th annual Ekoparty Security Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, security researchers Juliano Rizzon and Thai Duong released their latest SSL vulnerability and the accompanying attack tool. Called CRIME (Compression Ratio Info-leak Made Easy), their tool exploits a weakness in the compression algorithm used by encryption protocols SSL/TLS and SPDY.  Similar to the tool the pair released in 2011, BEAST, CRIME is a client-side attack

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

September 7, 2012 8:49 AM

Akamai Security Takes Center Stage at Finovate

We have all heard about banking web sites being attacked and taken down by hackers, and a few of us (myself included) have seen our banking sites temporarily wiped off the Internet by attacks.  But have you ever seen an actual DDoS attack launched against a bank's web site?  Well here is your chance. Next week, Akamai will be demoing its Kona Site Defender web security solutions at the Finovate

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

July 17, 2012 11:29 AM

Know Thy Enemy: Why Bad Guys Love Events of Olympic ...

The upcoming Olympic Games, much like other widely publicized, international events, offer unique challenges for online security.  In the course of any given year, Akamai supports many of these online events including concerts, sporting competitions, elections, and other newsworthy happenings.  Because of this, we've had substantial visibility into the various ways the "bad guys" may try to take advantage of an online event for their own gain. As important, these

Akamai

Akamai

June 26, 2012 12:17 PM

Avoiding Security Subsistence Syndrome

At the recent Hack in the Box 2012 security conference in Amsterdam, Andy Ellis, Akamai's Chief Security Officer took to the stage to provide a candid, behind the scenes look at how the company's security program has evolved over time.The talk focused on the concept of the security poverty line - a term coined by 451 Group analyst Wendy Nather to describe organizations that don't have the resources to do

Akamai

Akamai

June 20, 2012 1:53 PM

Tom Leighton Talks Information Security with UK Mini ...

While in Boston to attend the 2012 BIO International conference, Rt Hon David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science took a detour across the river to Akamai's Cambridge, MA headquarters.Mr. Willetts' duties include responsibility for cybersecurity in the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and during his visit he was able to spend some time discussing with Akamai Co-founder and Chief Scientist Tom Leighton, as well as members

Akamai

Akamai

May 30, 2012 12:11 PM

Chaotic Actors, the Security Poverty Line & Secure I ...

What happens when you get three opinionated and outspoken InfoSec professionals all in the same room with a camera rolling? Here at Akamai we decided to find out.Andy Ellis, our chief security officer "moderates" a conversation with Josh Corman, director of security intelligence and Mike Smith, security evangelist. They cover everything from the rise of the chaotic actor and false flag operations to the difference between compliance and security and

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

May 21, 2012 4:25 PM

What you need to know about BEAST

Earlier this month, our friends at the Trustworthy Internet Movement launched a new Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) dashboard called "SSL Pulse".  This tool is an excellent resource that provides one set of industry benchmarks for both Akamai and our customers. And one of the first things that we do when a tool like this is released is to try it out on our own web sites to see how we're