Chris Nicholson

Akamai Press Awareness: 04/13/18: The Friday Five

Blog Post created by Chris Nicholson Employee on Apr 13, 2018


This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent global press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward. If you see something interesting, please share it!


Highlights include:


  1. The UPnP IoT crisis
  2. Hotstar hits 5.5M concurrents with Akamai
  3. Drilling down on cybersecurity
  4. Talking OTT and security at NAB
  5. Know your bots


A Long-awaited IoT Crisis Is Here, and Many Devices aren’t Ready


April 9, 2018


Akamai’s Chad Seaman spoke with Wired about the new Akamai report highlighting ongoing flaws and vulnerabilities in Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) implementations. "We started talking about how many of these vulnerable devices are out there and what can they be leveraged for, because most people seem to have forgotten about this vulnerability."


Record Run: 5.5 m Watched CSK vs KKR on Hotstar

The Hindu Business Line

April 12, 2018


Multiple outlets covered news of Akamai customer Hotstar’s record-breaking 5.5 million peak concurrent viewers during this week’s Chennai vs. Kolkata IPL cricket match. Akamai’s partnership with Hotstar has changed how people enjoy a variety of content ranging from general entertainment to live sports anytime, anywhere and on any device,” said Akamai’s Parimal Pandya.


Cybersecurity Drills More Important Than Ever for Data Centers

DataCenter Knowledge

April 12, 2018


Akamai’s Alejandro Ziegenhirt discussed with DataCenter Knowledge cybersecurity preparedness and the importance of running disaster response drills with customers. “The attack is usually performed by a third-party provider chosen by the customer," he said. "A common test plan will be run through multiple vectors of DDoS attacks, increasing in complexity and scope."


NAB 2018: Akamai Talks OTT, Hacking, and DDoS Protection

Streaming Media

April 11, 2018


In a video interview at Akamai’s 2018 NAB Show booth, Shane Keats talks about the importance of cybersecurity as it relates to OTT video content. “If Willie Sutton were alive today, I'm convinced that he'd actually go after an OTT provider and not a bank because there is so much value inside that service that it becomes a really ripe target for the hacker.”


The Good, the Bad & the Disruptive: Bots on the Wild, Wild Web

Dark Reading

April 12, 2018


In this byline written for Dark Reading, Akamai’s Martin McKeay explores bot management and the need for technology that can recognize and differentiate bad bots from good ones. “The reality is that most tools we call bots are beneficial to the workings of your site and the Internet. Intent and usage make a huge difference, even for the most helpful bots.