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DNSSEC – the forgotten security asset?

An interesting article from CIO Online last month explained how DNS had been used to identify over 700 instances of a managed service provider’s customers being infected with malware. The MSP was able to determine the malware using DNS. As the... Read more
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Context. SDN. Big Data. Security. Cloud.

That's right, something for everyone.  F5 recently attended IP Expo in the UK.  We had some speaker sessions at the event - some readers might have come along and seen them live.  The event organisers did a nice job of filming... Read more
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Videos from F5's recent Agility customer / partner conference in London

A week or so ago, F5 in EMEA held our annual customer / partner conference in London.  I meant to do a little write-up sooner but after an incredibly busy conference week I flew to F5's HQ in Seattle and didn't get round to posting... Read more
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F5 Friday: Goodbye Defense in Depth. Hello Defense in Breadth.

#adcfw #infosec F5 is changing the game on security by unifying it at the application and service delivery layer. Over the past few years we’ve seen firewalls fail repeatedly. We’ve seen business disrupted, security thwarted, and reputations... Read more
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The Fundamental Problem with Traditional Inbound Protection

#adcfw #RSAC #infosec The focus on bandwidth and traffic continue to distract from the real problems with traditional inbound protections … The past year brought us many stories focusing on successful attacks on organizations for a wide variety... Read more
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F5 Friday: Two Heads are Better Than One

Detecting attacks is good, being able to do something about it is better. F5 and Oracle take their collaborative relationship even further into the data center, integrating web application and database firewall solutions to improve protection... Read more
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What We Learned from Anonymous: DDoS is now 3DoS

It’s not just that attacks are distributed, but that attacks are also diverse in nature – up and down the stack, at the same time. If Anonymous has taught us anything it’s that the future of information security is in fending off attacks across... Read more
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No Shirt, No Shoes, No HTTP Service

Using Anonymous Human Authentication to prevent illegitimate access to sites, services, and applications. In the “real world” there are generally accepted standards set for access to a business and its services. One of the most common standards... Read more
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Web Application Security at the Edge is More Efficient Than In the Application

If one of the drivers for moving to cloud-based applications is reducing costs, you should think twice about the placement of application security solutions. There’s almost no way to avoid an argument on this subject so I won’t tiptoe around it:... Read more
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Security is not a luxury item

In the face of a recession everyone, individuals and organizations alike, begin scaling back spending. The first thing to go is luxury items; after all, you probably didn't need that big screen TV for Christmas, and the kids will likely be... Read more
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Which security strategy takes more time: configuration or coding?

One of the arguments against the deployment of web application firewalls (WAF) is that it takes time to configure these devices to fit each individual environment. This is allegedly one of the reasons that secure coding is preferred over security... Read more
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(Security) Thunder from Down Under

This is an interesting article from Network World about how CIOs in Australia and New Zealand perceive security as being easier than reducing costs. The IDC Annual Forecast for Management report surveyed 363 IT executives from Australia (254... Read more
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