Akamai is a company where innovative research ideas are translated into unrivaled products. Many of Akamai’s researchers continue to publish in the most highly competitive and well-respected academic journals and conferences. A selection of technical publications related to Akamai are listed below.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a widely used protocol with a decade-long history of flawed implementations across a wide range of consumer devices. In this paper, we will cover how these flaws are still present on devices, how these vulnerabilities are actively being abused, and how a feature/vulnerability set that seems to be mostly forgotten could lead to continued problems.
In Akamai's quarterly SOTI report, DNS floods comprise one of the top five vectors mitigated on our DDoS platform. The latest wave of DNS query floods is powered by the Mirai malware based botnets. While these two attack types are both classified as DNS floods, they both have different methods of operation that require different mitigation strategies.
M. Ponec, S. Sengupta, M. Chen, J. Li, and P. A. Chou Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2009), New York, June 30 - July 2, 2009. Received ICME 2009 Best Paper Award.
Leonidas Kontothanassis, Ramesh Sitaraman, Joel Wein, Duke Hong, Robert Kleinberg, Brian Mancuso, David Shaw, and Daniel Stodolsky. Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Evolution of Internet Technologies 92(9):1408-1419 (September, 2004).
K. Andreev, C. Garrod, B. Maggs, and A. Meyerson. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (APPROX), Cambridge, MA, August, 2004.