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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

Shawn Michels

Shawn Michels

May 14, 2012 10:43 PM

Device Fragmentation & Security in a Hyperconnected ...

It's no secret that the proliferation of new devices in the marketplace and the resulting platform fragmentation, has created numerous challenges for content providers who are trying to satisfy customer demand for anytime, anywhere access to content. In the last quarter alone Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads, while Samsung sold 46.9 million smartphones. Throw in Android tablets, RIM devices, desktop systems and laptops, gaming consoles and

Akamai

Akamai

January 31, 2012 8:00 AM

State of the Internet in Q3 2011: Observations on At ...

To say that Web-based security attacks are on the rise would be an understatement. Consider this: in just the past three years, we've seen an eye-popping 2,000% increase in the number of DDoS attack incidents investigated on behalf of our customers.  And while those DDoS numbers are not currently part of Akamai's State of the Internet report (Q3 2011 edition released today at  http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/), the attack traffic that we monitor

Paul Sagan

Paul Sagan

January 25, 2012 12:27 PM

Scaling for Any Device, Anywhere

This week I had the opportunity to address a large group of CIOs and global IT executives at the Handelsblatt Conference in Munich.  The theme of the event was "Seamless IT: anytime-anywhere-any service-any device." I was asked to speak on the topic of Internet scalability, which is a challenge that Akamai has been addressing since our inception nearly 14 years ago. In my presentation I argued that new risks to Internet scalability

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

January 24, 2012 3:38 PM

New Security Threats in Online Banking Demand Innova ...

As we begin a new year, it is worthwhile to look back at some of the events of 2011 - and project where some of the biggest challenges will lie ahead for us in 2012. Security threats to the online world of financial services were perhaps the number one threat in 2011, and the risks will continue to build in 2012.Akamai commissioned research by IDC Financial Insights to further understand