In-Depth Security for the Agile Network, Part 1: Threat Assessment

October 19, 2020

As the landscape has shifted around us, the move to more distributed environments has created an opening for vastly greater security threats. In the first quarter of 2020 alone, notes UN counterterrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov, phishing websites increased by 350%, with many targeting hospitals and healthcare systems. Akamai data reveals that during a 60-day period starting in early March, there was an astonishing 447% increase in requests to access websites that were potentially malicious. At a time when operational agility is critical, the volume and persistence of these attacks threatens to stop businesses in their tracks.

In this webinar, “In-Depth Security for the Agile Network: Threat Assessment,” the first in a three-part series from Comcast Business, our panelists discuss the nature of the current threat environment: who the scammers are, their tactics, and how they’re gaining access; the rise of specific scams and hacks during the pandemic; and their potential impacts on infrastructures, networks, and devices. We explore the ways in which SMB and mid-market businesses are as vulnerable to threats as large enterprises, with a focus on DNS-layer security as a foundational line of defense.


  • Bruce Van Nice is a Senior Manager of Product Marketing in Akamai’s Carrier division. He has spent more than 25 years in networking and security, working in a variety of roles. He has covered technologies ranging from edge and core routers to wireless, and a wide range of security solutions. Bruce is an active contributor at industry events and forums, speaking about DNS, security, privacy, and data analytics.

  • Sukhjinder Singh, Wireless/Mobility Technology Strategy and Product Management, Comcast Business, is responsible for managing security products/services offered to Comcast Business SMB customers.

Learn how to protect your business against threats in the first of a three-part webinar series.

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