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Thoughts from the security non-professional: don’t let your data escape

Probably the biggest IT security threat to F5 Networks is typing this blog, and probably the biggest threat to your organization is reading it. OK, I don’t mean me or you, as such. We are, after all, IT professionals and wouldn’t dream of clicking... Read more
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F5 Agility Summit 2012 - Splunk

I meet with Splunk's Will Hayes, Director of Business Development at F5's Agility Summit. We get a look at some of the newest Splunk reports for F5's BIG-IP solutions including the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution. ps ... Read more
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Persistent Threat Management

#dast #infosec #devops A new operational model for security operations can dramatically reduce risk Examples of devops focuses a lot on provisioning and deployment configuration. Rarely mentioned is security, even though there is likely no... Read more
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Quantifying Reputation Loss From a Breach

#infosec #security Putting a value on reputation is not as hard as you might think… It’s really easy to quantify some of the costs associated with a security breach. Number of customers impacted times the cost of a first class stamp plus the... Read more
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Interop 2012 - Splunk Reports for BIG-IP Data Center Firewall with Danny Luedke

Peter Silva talks with F5 Product Marketing Manager Danny Luedke about the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall and showcases the new Splunk reports for BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution. ";" alt="" />Interop 2012 - Splunk... Read more
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RSA 2012 - BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution

Peter Silva interviews F5 Security Product Manager Preston Hogue about the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution, BIG-IP's ICSA Certification and some BIG-IP differences vs. traditional firewalls. ";" alt="" />RSA 2012 -... 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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The Ascendancy of the Application Layer Threat

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The Scariest Cloud Security Statistic You’ll See This Year

Who is most responsible for determining the adequacy of security in the cloud in your organization? Dome9, whom you may recall is a security management-as-a-service solution that aims to take the complexity out of managing administrative access to... Read more
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1024 Words: If Neo Were Your CSO …

When nearly half of folks experienced a stateful firewall failure under attack last year[1], maybe more of the same isn’t the right strategy. [1] Arbor Networks, Network Infrastructure Security Report Read more
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F5 Friday: If Only the Odds of a Security Breach were the Same as Being Hit by Lightning

#v11 AJAX, JSON and an ever increasing web application spread increase the odds of succumbing to a breach. BIG-IP ASM v11 reduces those odds, making it more likely you’ll win at the security table When we use analogy often enough it becomes... Read more
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Window Coverings and Security

Note: While talking about this post with Lori during a break, it occurred to me that you might be thinking I meant “MS Windows”. Not this time, but that gives me another blog idea… And I’ll sneak in the windows –> Windows simile somewhere, no... 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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Challenging the Firewall Data Center Dogma

Do you really need a firewall to secure web and application services? Some organizations would say no based on their experiences while others are sure to quail at the very thought of such an unnatural suggestion. Firewalls are, in most... Read more
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What Developers Should Or Should Not Do.

Recently I was in a conversation where someone seriously suggested that Web Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization should be the job of developers, since they are in the code and creating the network traffic. At first I was taken aback b... Read more
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Get Your Money for Nothing and Your Bots for Free

Cloning. Boomeranging. Trojan clouds. Start up CloudPassage takes aim at emerging attack surfaces but it’s still more about process than it is product.Before we go one paragraph further let’s start out by setting something straight: this is not a... Read more
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How To Limit URI Length Without Recompiling Apache

Use network-side scripting, of course! While just about every developer and information security professional knows that a buffer-overflow exploit can result in the execution of malicious code not many truly grok the “why”. Fortunately, it’s not... 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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F5 Friday: Is Your Infosec Motto ‘Compone Accomoda Supera’?

That’s “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.” and it should be if it isn’t. The right tools can help you live up to that motto.  If you Google “Zeus Trojan” you’ll find a wealth of information. Unfortunately all that wealth appears to be draining... Read more
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F5 Friday: It is now safe to enable File Upload

Web 2.0 is about sharing content – user generated content. How do you enable that kind of collaboration without opening yourself up to the risk of infection? Turns out developers and administrators have a couple options… The goal of many a... Read more
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Defeating Attacks Easier Than Detecting Them

Defeating modern attacks – even distributed ones – isn’t the problem. The problem is detecting them in the first place. Last week researchers claimed they’ve discovered a way to exploit a basic security flaw that’s used in software that’s in... Read more
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Are You Scrubbing the Twitter Stream on Your Web Site?

Never never trust content from a user, even if that user is another application. Web 2.0 is as much about integration as it is interactivity. Thus it’s no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are including a feed of their recent... Read more
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Are You Scrubbing the Twitter Stream on Your Web Site?

Never never trust content from a user, even if that user is another application. Web 2.0 is as much about integration as it is interactivity. Thus it’s no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are including a feed of their recent... 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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