Akamai Welcomes Rt Hon David Willetts MP To Its Cambridge, Massachusetts Headquarters
June 2012 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Akamai Technologies Ltd welcomed Rt Hon David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science to its global headquarters in Massachusetts.
Mr Willetts, who is the minister responsible for cybersecurity in the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, toured the firm’s state-of-the-art Network Operations Command Center (NOCC), which enables proactive monitoring and troubleshooting of all servers in the global Akamai Intelligent PlatformTM and is central to Akamai having the industry’s best view of the real-time, global condition of the Internet.
Following the NOCC tour, Mr. Willetts met with senior representatives from Akamai’s public sector team, who shared best practices on how the company is helping other governments to manage cyber threats. In the US, for example, the country’s military and 13 out of 15 cabinet level agencies of federal government already trust Akamai for critical and sensitive online initiatives.
Mr. Willetts is overseeing the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills strategy on cybersecurity, which includes the development of hubs to enable businesses to share information on cyber threats and a commitment to find new ways to bring businesses, academics and government together to exploit the latest security innovations.