Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

In his 12 years at Akamai, Patrick Sullivan has held a number of leadership positions including leading the Enterprise Security Architect team. Sullivan and his team work with customers when they come under attack and designs security architectures to protect them from threats. In the course of helping to fend off attacks, he has gained visibility into attacks targeting many of the top Enterprises. With his ability to see Security issues as a critical component of a client’s business strategy, Sullivan often speaks at security events and with clients around the world. Prior to Akamai, Sullivan held various leadership positions at DISA, AT&T, Savvis, and Cable and Wireless.

Bot Armies Are Targeting Loyalty Points; Here’s How to Safeguard Your Customers

As back-to-school season kicks into high gear and holiday-driven spending looms in the distance, retailers across the country are using loyalty point programs to build relationships with customers and incentivize them to return for future purchases, driven by the promise of discounts, perks, exclusive benefits and more. However, over the last year, and especially during…

Audience Hijacking: How to Prevent Your Online Customers From Being Shoplifted

Ensuring your website visitors have a positive experience is absolutely crucial for turning shoppers into buyers. But increasingly, the online customer journey is disrupted by pop-up ads, browser plug-ins and extensions designed to redirect shoppers away from your site. More than just distracting, “audience hijacking” can take a real bite out of sales, significantly impacting…

The 2021 Compliance Benchmark Report: What Retailers Need to Know

On April 20, leading cybersecurity and compliance firm A-LIGN released the 2021 Compliance Benchmark Report, a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity benchmark survey that lets organizations compare seven aspects of their compliance programs to peers by industry, by revenue, and by employee size. The report analyzes survey results from over 200 cybersecurity, internal audit, and other professionals about…