Akamai

Akamai is the global leader in content delivery network services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionising how businesses optimise consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.

Six myths about government cyber security

Australia is not alone in confronting malicious cyber attacks. Many governments face similar threats and can learn from each other’s approaches and the technologies they are deploying. First, there are several myths public agencies need to get over if they are to build deep resilience against cyber attack. Ari Weil, a US cyber technology expert and the strategic product leader at Akamai explains. Read More

Prime time cyber: is government really match-fit for massive online events?

The challenge of dealing with massive web traffic while maintaining performance and security isn’t confined to Game of Thrones series premieres. Major events for government like Budget, Census and Tax Time are now also in the box seat for public scrutiny, especially when hackers are trawling for trophies and customers tweet first and ask questions later. Read More

Rethinking web security against large local attacks

Cyber research for the Australian financial sector has revealed a significant increase in domestic attacks, suggesting public agencies need to strengthen their upstream defences and no longer rely only on geo-blocking to defend their key data. Read More

How to survive in the Wild West of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived, and government agencies are looking to protect themselves from its threats while still reaping its benefits. But with IoT security almost non-existent and standards still far away, what are the practical steps government needs to take to mitigate very real attack risks? Read More

Cybersecurity: Island Australia collapses

Australian government agencies and organisations have typically prepared for massive electronic attacks from overseas.  But that’s changed. New data showing a major increase in locally launched cyber attacks shows the real threats are now close to, or at home. Just look inside your smart TV. Read More