Akamai’s enhancements expand possibilities for developers at the edge

Akamai announces enhancements designed to enable Akamai customers to create and deliver even more user experiences at the edge. Since its introduction, Akamai’s EdgeWorkers serverless edge compute solution has empowered developers to build and deliver digital experiences from Akamai’s platform of unparalleled scale, worldwide. With the latest release, Akamai gives developers even richer capabilities and […]

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3.4 billion credential stuffing attacks hit financial services organizations

Akamai published a report that provides an analysis of both global and financial services-specific web application and credential stuffing attack traffic, revealing significant increases across the attack surfaces year over year from 2019 to 2020. By the numbers In 2020, there were 193 billion credential stuffing attacks globally, with 3.4 billion hitting financial services organizations […]

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DDoS attacks in 2021: What to expect?

We’re only three months into 2021, and Akamai has mitigated 3 out of the 6 largest DDoS attacks they have ever witnessed. Two of these hit the same company on the same day, and the attackers’ goal was extort money from the target. “Growing” DDoS attacks Hoping for a major Bitcoin payout, DDoS attackers continue […]

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New infosec products of the week: March 19, 2021

Akamai MFA provides FIDO2 multi-factor authentication without hardware security keys Akamai Technologies announced the launch of Akamai MFA, a phish-proof solution designed to enable enterprises to quickly deploy FIDO2 multi-factor authentication (MFA) without the need to deploy and manage hardware security keys. Akamai MFA uses a smartphone application that transforms existing smartphones into a hardware […]

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Akamai MFA provides FIDO2 multi-factor authentication without hardware security keys

Akamai Technologies announced the launch of Akamai MFA, a phish-proof solution designed to enable enterprises to quickly deploy FIDO2 multi-factor authentication (MFA) without the need to deploy and manage hardware security keys. Akamai MFA uses a smartphone application that transforms existing smartphones into a hardware security key to deliver a frictionless user experience. Current MFA […]

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How to take SASE from a buzzword to a plan

Whether you are talking to your leadership or external auditors, it’s always best to be able to explain that your cybersecurity program is based on a framework utilizing industry best practices. A recent framework by Gartner is one that I recommend having as part of your toolkit: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), as outlined in […]

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63 billion credential stuffing attacks hit retail, hospitality, travel industries

Akamai published a report detailing criminal activity targeting the retail, travel, and hospitality industries with attacks of all types and sizes between July 2018 and June 2020. The report also includes numerous examples of criminal ads from the darknet illustrating how they cash in on the results from successful attacks and the corresponding data theft. […]

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