With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
We are fully entrenched in the digital age, so much so that you're probably reading this with a smartphone or mobile device within arms length. Similarly government is also making the shift towards a digital future.
But with moving away from paper-based records and towards digital data, there are new opportunities for potential security risks regarding government data and content. As cyberthreats continue to grow in number and sophistication, agencies should be looking at features to secure every level of their digital infrastructure and content.
Check out this new pocket guide to learn content security best practices, why it matters, government rules and regulations related to digital data and its associated security and content challenges. You’ll also learn tips and tricks to apply at your agency to make sure your content is secure.
Digital Business Continues to Move
the Cyber Goal Posts
Fortune magazine estimates that by the year 2020, US
companies will spend $101 billion per year on cyber security, up
38% from 2016. With all of the money being invested in cyber
security, why do the pace and complexity of new security threats
continue to rise year after year?
A big reason is that today’s digital business involves a more
mobile workforce with expectations of immediate and on
demand access to data fronted by intuitive and engaging
user experiences, and often underpinned by public cloud
infrastructure for increased agility and time to market.
Keeping your data safe requires forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. Learn how you can augment your existing on-premises infrastructure with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture.
When your Internet-facing network comes under DDoS attack, does your entire organization panic – or does everyone know exactly what to do? Read this whitepaper to learn how to protect network assets, websites, and web applications against DDoS attacks and best practices for adding DDoS mitigation to a corporate incident response plan.
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
On June 20, Akamai Technologies mitigated one the largest confirmed Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks of the year. Read the case study to learn more about the attack, including payload samples and sources.
Akamai’s Threat Research team analyzed a week of cross-site scripting (xss) alert triggers to gain clarity on the nature of xss attacks. Read this case study to learn which vectors are vulnerable and specific techniques that were employed during remote resource injection exploitation attempts versus simple probing requests.
Read this guide to learn the key security capabilities that a web application firewall (WAF) can deliver to defend your web applications and to get ideas for extending your existing WAF and improving web application security.
Akamai makes online business fast, reliable and secure. We earned our global reputation by building the world’s fastest and largest cloud-enabled delivery platform, which is backed by the most scalable, distributed security solution available. Learn about the security solutions that help protect companies in every industry be secure online.
In this Akamai brief, we reveal the hidden burden bots and scrapers place on your website. You will know what bots and site scrapers are used for, and why blocking bot traffic is not the best solution.
Learn about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber- attacks and emerging threats and trends from post-attack analysis and intelligence by cybersecurity and DDoS mitigation experts. Includes quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year trends, plus spotlights on recent DDoS and web application attacks and review of the past quarter’s hot-topic issues in cybersecurity.
Many industry experts advise financial services institutions (FSIs) to embrace digital transformation. At the heart of that mandate is the need to satisfy rising customer expectations for fast, secure, always-on services delivered seamlessly across all channels and devices. While it’s important to harness the digital technologies today’s customers turn to — especially when it comes to engaging the millennial generation — FSIs need to optimize web and mobile performance to deliver exceptional end-user experiences. Here are eight considerations.
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Security and performance were once considered separate issues requiring very different solutions. But now that malicious hackers have discovered new and better ways to affect both aspects of a website, you need solutions that can plug security holes while enhancing frontend performance. How is that possible? In this report, we explore browser-based solutions that can beef up security and enhance end-user performance in one stroke.
This report examines several techniques for dealing with third party content issues in the browser, including HSTS, iframe, and prefetch. It also dives into service workers and browser-based scripts that provide many security and performance options.
Download it now and learn how you can jointly improve security and increase performance.
Searching for a Cloud Security Provider can be confusing. Many providers appear the same at first glance: similar metrics, similar promises. The fact is, the information you need to make a real comparison requires asking questions and probing for details that cloud services vendors don’t always volunteer. Use this list to be sure you’ve covered the essential elements for choosing the right cloud security provider to protect your organization from malicious cyberattacks.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing website infrastructure or within a data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust security posture. We share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
Targeted threats are increasing at an alarming rate. Malicious actors are evolving their methodologies and are increasingly exploiting the domain name system (DNS) to launch cyberattacks. Learn more about how to proactively protect your company with an additional layer of cloud-based security.
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing infrastructure within the data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture. We also share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
The cloud is a network of servers housing data, software, and services. Cloud services are commonly accessed via the Internet, instead of locally in a data center. Businesses are increasingly relying on the cloud for cybersecurity for two key reasons: 1. Due to a changing threat landscape, there’s a need for more scale, accuracy, experience, and collective intelligence. These resources are out of reach internally for most organizations. 2. There are fundamental limits with on-premises hardware mitigation appliances and enterprise data centers for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web attack protection.
The largest DDoS attacks have increased greatly in strength, doubling in attack size during 2016. They are bigger, more complex, and require more expertise to defend against than past Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. They are not limited to a specific industry.