Leader in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) to Help Devise Solutions to Combat Cyberattacks
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) (“Limelight”), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced it has joined MIT’s Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)3 , to aid in the research and development of solutions to better protect organizations from the ever rising threat of cyberattacks.
MIT Sloan Prof. Stuart Madnick, the academic director of (IC)3, commented, “MIT has played a long and historic role in addressing pressing challenges to the nation and the world, through initiatives from Radar to the Apollo Program. Now, we face a global crisis with the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure. The support from and collaboration with Limelight is extremely valuable in our effort to develop novel and effective solutions.”
(IC)3 in an invitation-only initiative that brings together thought leaders from industry and government with MIT faculty, staff and students. In addition to Limelight, initial partners include companies in energy, chemicals, electricity, financial services, industrial automation, manufacturing, natural gas, oil, and utilities.
“With the risk and scope of cyberattacks continuing to rapidly increase, Limelight joined (IC)3 to collaborate with thought leaders to push the envelope on improving cybersecurity,” said Kurt Silverman, senior vice president of development and delivery at Limelight. “We are proud to be part of the solution and have made a three year commitment to closely collaborate with industry leaders to find effective new protections that stay ahead of constantly evolving threats.”
(IC)3 is one of three new interrelated and collaborative programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) covering the full breadth of cybersecurity issues. (IC)3 has an emphasis on the managerial, organizational, and strategic aspects of cybersecurity. In addition, a recent $15-million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation helped launch the MIT Cybersecurity Policy Initiative (CPI). CPI is administered by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The launch of CPI and (IC)3 also coincides with the launch of Cybersecurity@CSAIL, which is focused on technical aspects, such as programming languages, software verification, and computer architecture. For more information on (IC)3, please visit: http://ic3.mit.edu
Limelight Networks Inc., (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, follow us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.
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