Author Archives: Chris

Privacy
25 May 2020
Data broking is a big business in today's online digitally-driven world. As the world continues to embrace technology to improve efficiency, access knowledge, drive communication, and enhance collaboration, the production of vast quantities of data is either a direct or indirect collateral effect of any digital interaction. In 2017, the Economist stated that data is more valuable than oil. Although it may seem unusual to put a price tag on an intangible asset created by simple online interactions, the [...]
CDN SEO
11 May 2020
Canonicalization, sometimes referred to as standardization or normalization, is a computer science process that converts data possessing more than one possible presentation into a standardized, normalized, or canonical form. If we had to rephrase that definition in simple terms, it is a method for combining data that has the same content but different labels under one common name. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), canonicalization is the process of ensuring the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that refer [...]
CDN performance
26 Apr 2020
Testing the performance of your website is vital. As the world continues to embrace digital services to meet their commercial needs, ensuring your site loads rapidly and efficiently is crucial in delivering the experience modern users demand from any online interaction. Not only does a fine-tuned, fast loading website enhance the relationship you build with your visitors and customers, but it is also crucial in obtaining desirable Search Engine Optimization (SEO) rankings. A poor performing website is not only punished [...]
Encryption
13 Apr 2020
End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) ensures the confidentiality and privacy of the parties to a particular communication. Irrespective of the medium chosen, be it text, voice, or video, this technology prevents third-parties from accessing any interaction while it is in transit or at rest. As the vast majority of today's intercommunication occurs across the Internet, encrypting your information is vital. Users typically leverage a variety of third-party apps and services to interact with their friends, family, and colleagues. Due to the sensitive nature of most interpersonal communications, it is [...]
Dark Web
31 Mar 2020
The Dark Web is a controversial topic that is shrouded in mystery for many regular Internet users. Portrayed in the media as a seedy underground virtual reality where cybercriminals roam free and peddle their illicit wares, this encrypted network has been a newsworthy subject since its rise to infamy during the last decade. Although the Dark Web may appear to be a prohibited playground hosting illegal products and services, one cannot ignore its use in the fight for online [...]
CDN Performance
17 Mar 2020
Page load speed is a vital metric for any site operator competing in the online market. As the world has embraced the digital realm, almost every commercial transaction in developed economies begins with an Internet search. Page load speed not only determines how high your site ranks on a search engine's landing page, but it also has a direct relation to another crucial website metric - your bounce rate. Research conducted by Google proves there is overwhelming evidence indicating [...]
Cookies
23 Feb 2020
Privacy on the web is a growing concern for everyone operating in today's digitally-driven society. As technology dominates almost every aspect of modern communication, commerce, and personal interaction, ensuring your cyber personas remain secure is now more vital than ever. The information age may have unleashed an unprecedented wave of innovation, collaboration, and universal access, but it has come at a personal cost. As our interaction with online services increases at an exponential rate, whether it be for personal or professional reasons, tracking software observes and records [...]
Encryption
02 Feb 2020
Securing your website is vital in today's ever-evolving threat landscape. New cyberattacks, unauthorized intrusions, and data breaches emerge daily, placing both your business and customers at risk. As your website is the public face of your enterprise, it presents the perfect target to motivated attackers. Finding the perfect balance between security and functionality is vital to the usability of your site. You need to ensure potential customers can access your website rapidly and efficiently. However, you also need to implement security measures to protect them, your data, [...]
Cyberwar
26 Jan 2020
Cyberwar is a genuine threat to every person, organization, and nation-state. In today's digitally driven society, every system that helps us navigate, participate and compete in the digital age relies on the availability and unhindered functionality of technology. Classical warfare doctrine, such as the treatise written by Sun Tzu, states that the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. The objectives stated by Sun Tzu have become a reality as warfare evolves in the digital [...]
Multi CDN
07 Jan 2020
A Multi-CDN implementation can offer enhanced performance, improved resiliency, and greater flexibility. However, when two or more CDNs form part of your content delivery architecture, complexity, and indirect costs increase as you need to manage various moving components that create the solution. There are, however, a few best practices that you can adopt to ensure you reap the benefits of this caching approach. By following these tips, you can lower the complexity, costs, and risks involved with coordinating and aligning multiple configurations. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) [...]