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Lightboard Lessons: Choosing Strong vs Weak Ciphers

When you configure TLS cipher suites, you have a lot to choose from.  But, what should you look for when choosing these cipher suites?  And, what should you stay away from... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is a TLS Cipher Suite?

When a web client (Internet browser) connects to a secure website, the data is encrypted. But, how does all that happen? And, what type of encryption is used? Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Solving The Problem Of TLS Visibility

The F5 SSL Orchestrator (SSLO) provides a powerful solution to the problem of TLS encryption visibility. Most of the traffic on the Internet today is encrypted, so organizations have to figure out how to reliably inspect that encrypted traffic... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: The Problem Of TLS Visibility

Internet traffic today is encrypted at a rate of almost 90%. While encryption is a great benefit to securing web traffic, it also presents a problem for inspecting that traffic... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Certificates Behaving Badly

In the world of secure websites, it's critical to maintain proper ownership of the certificate that helps protect your site. As it turns out, one person can legitimately hold a valid certificate for a website that someone else owns... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: Exploiting Cellular IoT Gateways

Many critical emergency services manage fleets with vulnerable cellular IoT devices. “Vulnerable” doesn’t mean a vulnerability within the hardware or software. It can also mean being susceptible to remote attacks because of weak access control... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Explaining the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

The Diffie-Hellman key exchange is used extensively in Internet communications today.  With the approval of the new TLS 1.3 protocol and the need for Perfect Forward Secrecy... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Introducing F5 DataSafe

F5 DataSafe protects data and credentials entered into sensitive fields in your web application by encrypting data at the application layer on the client side... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is Kubernetes?

In this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons, I cover an overview of Kubernetes, an open-source application container management system. Resources Here are some general information links, programming resources, as well as the excellent four-part... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 software lifecycle

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason discusses the F5 software lifecycle for BIG-IP as detailed in knowledge base article K8986. Additional Resources K5903: BIG-IP software support policy K2200: Most recent versions of F5... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Explaining TLS 1.3

The newest version of the TLS protocol was recently approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force -- TLS 1.3. There are several key changes in this protocol... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: Introducing the F5 Advanced WAF

The F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides a powerful set of security features that will keep your Web Applications safe from attack... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Insufficient Logging and Monitoring

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  The #10 risk in the latest edition is "Insufficient Logging and Monitoring".  Logging and monitoring are sometimes viewed as not the most interesting topics, but... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Using Components With Known Vulnerabilities

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  The #9 risk is "Using Components With Known Vulnerabilities".  It may seem obvious that you wouldn't want to use components that have known vulnerabilities... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Insecure Deserialization

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  Insecure Deserialization comes in at the #8 spot in the latest edition... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OneConnect

In this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers the basics of OneConnect, BIG-IP’s connection pooling technology. Resources What is HTTP Part VII - OneConnect (complete with wireshark captures) OneConnect Profile Overview Managing... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Cross Site Scripting

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  Cross Site Scripting (XSS) comes in at the #7 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Security Misconfiguration

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today.  Security Misconfiguration comes in at the #6 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: OWASP Top 10 - Broken Access Control

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most common security risks on the Internet today. Broken Access Control comes in at the #5 spot in the latest edition of the OWASP Top 10. John discusses this security risk... Read more
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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
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Lightboard Lessons: BGP Overview

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I break out my “router guy” hat from days gone by to deliver an overview of BGP, the border gateway protocol. This exterior gateway routing protocol is “THE” standard for exchanging routing information... Read more
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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
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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: What is "The Cloud"?

The Cloud is an often misunderstood term, but it's an important part of web application delivery today. Cloud providers can deliver significant advantages (cost, security, performance, etc) over traditional hosted environments. Read more
2 Reviews