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Real Attack Stories: DDoS Against Email Provider

An email service provider was attacked with a DDoS attack that used many different attack types (amplification, flood, etc).  F5 Silverline services were used to mitigate the attack... Read more
2 Reviews

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
2 Reviews

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
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Authentication on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

In this third and final Lightboard Lesson on the Kerberos Authentication Protocol, Jason Rahm transitions from the protocol itself to the implementation strategy on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. Resources Kerberos Basic Authentication... Read more
1 Review

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
1 Review

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
2 Reviews

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
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: F5 Access Policy Manager and Okta - Single Sign On and Multi-Factor Authentication

The F5 Access Policy Manager provides access to all kinds of web applications...no matter what kind of authentication requirements they have.  Likewise, Okta provides identity management for all kinds of users... Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: The DNS Water Torture Attack

A Domain Name System (DNS) Water Torture attack involves attackers sending non-existent subdomain requests to an Authoritative Name Server for a specific domain. These malicious requests consume the resources on the name server... Read more
0 Reviews

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
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: The Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

The Apache Struts 2 framework is used extensively to build web applications.  This framework has also been the victim of several vulnerabilities that dramatically affect users all over the world... 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: F5 BIG-IP and OPSWAT MetaDefender Integration

The OPSWAT MetaDefender advanced threat prevention technologies work seamlessly with F5 BIG-IP reverse proxy to scan file uploads for threats prior to web upload... 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
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: What Are AEAD Ciphers?

The recent TLS 1.3 protocol mandates Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD) Ciphers for bulk encryption. As web servers and browsers transition to using these ciphers, it's important to know what they are and how they work... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
4 Reviews

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
7 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: F5 DDoS Hybrid Defender

DDoS Hybrid Defender (DHD) is a purpose-built hybrid solution that provides comprehensive L3-7 DDoS mitigation, to prevent network, application, and volumetric attacks... Read more
0 Reviews

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
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

Traditional network firewalls (Layer 3-4) do a great job preventing outsiders from accessing internal networks. But, these firewalls offer little to no support in the protection of application layer traffic... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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
2 Reviews

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
1 Review

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
2 Reviews

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
1 Review

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
1 Review

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
1 Review