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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - XML External Entities

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  XML External Entities comes in at the #4 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Sensitive Data Exposure

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  Sensitive Data Exposure comes in at the #3 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10. Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Broken Authentication

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  Broken Authentication comes in at the #2 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Injection Attacks

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  For the past several years, "Injection Attack" has been the #1 security risk on the Top 10 list. Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
5 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: SSL Visibility - The Ultimate Inline Inspection Architecture

Now that the majority of web traffic is encrypted with Forward Secret ciphers, how do you monitor your incoming web traffic for threats? Join guest host David Holmes again this week for another Lightboard Lesson on the ultimate SSL visibility... Read more
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: SSL Visibility - The Ultimate Passive Inspection Architecture

Join DevCentral guest host David Holmes as he details the ultimate passive inspection architecture in this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons! Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Post of the Week: Blocking a Specific URI

In this "Post of the Week" video, we show how to block a specific URI using a custom ASM signature and an iRule. Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: Credential Stuffing

The essence of the Credential Stuffing problem centers around the fact that lots and lots of user credentials have been stolen from many different places.  An attacker will take stolen credentials from one place and try to "stuff" them into another Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Dynamic AFM Policy Selection Based on Geolocation

For some web applications, you need a separate network firewall policy for users from different geographic locations.  Using the power of iRules and VIP-targeting-VIP solutions, you can dynamically select an AFM policy based on source IP geolocation. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP ASM Layered Policies

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up some use cases for BIG-IP ASM Layered Policies available in BIG-IP v13. With Parent and Child policies, you can: Impose mandatory policy elements on multiple policies; Create multiple policies with baseline... Read more
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: What is BIG-IP APM?

In this Lightboard, I light up some lessons on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. BIG-IP APM provides granular access controls to discreet applications and networks supporting 2FA and federated identity management. You can also check out Chase's... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
6 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Attack Mitigation with F5 Silverline

In this Lightboard Lesson, I describe how F5 Silverline Cloud-based Platform can help mitigate DDoS and other application attacks both on-prem and in the cloud with the Hybrid Signaling iApp. Learn how both on-premises and the cloud can work... Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: Unexpected Side Effects of Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy is a great security feature for web applications, but it can have some unexpected side effects. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy allows encrypted communication to stay secure forever. This security feature is available on all newer versions of BIG-IP. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Breaking Down the TLS Handshake

The TLS handshake is a critical part of secure communications on the Internet today. In this video, we take a minute to break down the details of what goes on during the TLS handshake. Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: SSL Transactions Per Second

The number of SSL Transactions Per Second (TPS) that your BIG-IP can handle is important to know as you deploy web applications. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP Life of a Packet

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason updates an earlier Whiteboard Wednesday with a slight change in flow introduced in TMOS version 12.1. Some of the features in this flow are only applicable if you have hardware or if you have security... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: FireEye Egress Solutions with BIG-IP

We all want to protect our web applications from malicious traffic coming in from external sources, but we also want to protect against internal users as well. In a previous Lightboard Lesson, we talked about how FireEye blocks malicious traffic from entering your network. In this Lightboard Lesson video, John explains how FireEye and F5 work together to block malicious traffic from internal users as well... Read more
0 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: FireEye Ingress Solutions with BIG-IP

Most websites utilize https:// encryption to secure traffic to/from their webservers. This is a blessing and a curse...it's a blessing because the traffic is unreadable in its encrypted form. It's a curse because, well, the traffic is unreadable in its encrypted form... Read more
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Air Gap Architectures

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers a couple deployment options for routing traffic through an IPS tier while maintaining source IPs. The first option compresses the external and internal legs of the air gap solution onto a single... Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: TLS Server Name Indication

Server Name Indication (SNI) is an extension to the TLS protocol that allows the client to include the requested hostname in the first message of the SSL handshake (Client Hello). Prior to the introduction of SNI, the client could not easily establish secure connections to multiple servers hosted on a single IP address. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: SSO to Legacy Web Applications

IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications from any device. But that simple goal becomes complicated when new apps and old, legacy applications do not authenticate in the same way. In this... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: What's in a certificate?

When you visit a "https://" website, you exchange a digital certificate with the web server that hosts that website. But, what exactly is a digital certificate, and what's inside it? Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: PCI/DSS compliance with BIG-IP

If you ever use credit cards for online purchases, you are affected by the Payment Card Industry / Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS). Compliance with these standards are required for any company that processes online payments via credit cards... Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: ASM Exceptions

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is a powerful Web Application Firewall that provides amazing Layer 7 protection for your web applications. The heart of what the ASM does is based in the policies that you create for it. When you create a policy, you establish what can and can't be allowed through the ASM...things like specific parameters, file types, URLs, etc... Read more
1 Review