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Meet Our Meetup Video Library Page

Did you know that Verizon Digital Media Services frequently hosts tech community meetups at our Playa Vista campus? Playa Vista, also dubbed “Silicon Beach” for its close proximity to the sand and its influx of innovative tech companies, has become a flourishing hub and home to over 500 tech companies.

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Mitigating Struts Vulnerability CVE-2018-11776

By now, news of the recently discovered critical Apache Struts vulnerability has garnered significant worldwide attention. The new remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2018-11776) affects all versions of the popular Apache Struts 2 framework. The vulnerability exploits a deficiency in the framework’s URL action mapping component where certain actions, which are not associated with an explicit namespace, are not properly sanitized. Remote code execution attacks threaten the security of data and infrastructure, and the widespread popularity of the Struts 2 framework makes for a potentially very large attack surface.

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The Edgecast Caching Emulator

One of the core tasks in operating a Content Delivery Network is caching requested content for content providers. In order to ensure that our caching systems are well optimized, we are constantly exploring alternative caching techniques that involve a rich variety of optimizations and adjustments to our caching policies and structures. In order to rapidly develop and test such improvements, we have developed a caching emulator, the Edgecast Caching Emulator (ECE), to allow us to freely experiment with various techniques.

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Observing Live Event Traffic

One of the interesting things about working on a CDN is the ability to connect the traffic you see to real life events. This is especially prominent in the world of live streaming, where big events can contribute huge volumes of traffic.

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