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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 2: Device Choice

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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The Venerable Vulnerable Cloud

Ever since cloud computing burst onto the technology scene a few short years ago, Security has always been a top concern.  It was cited as the biggest hurdle in many surveys over the years and in 2010, I covered a lot of those in my... Read more
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F5 Agility Summit 2012 - Infoblox

I meet with Infoblox's Senior Product Manager, Andy Voltmer about the F5/Infoblox partnership, the importance of DNS and the security around DNSSEC.  Reporting from the F5 Agility Conference in Times Square.psResources: F5 Rethink Your... Read more
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The Changing Security Threat Landscape Infographic

In conjunction with a new video and a security white paper, this F5 infographic validates the need for organizations to rethink security practices.  The global security threat landscape is rapidly evolving and has changed dramatically in ways... Read more
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Interop 2012 - F5 in the Interop NOC Statistics

I meet with F5's Professional Services Consultant Sam Richman to review some of the stats from the World’s Largest Portable Network.  Highlights  included:  BIG-IP Data Center Firewall pushed a Terabyte of data; BIG-IP Web... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 4: Implement Strong Access Control Measures

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 2: Protect Cardholder Data

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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In 5 Minutes or Less - FirePass SSL VPN XML Configuration Export

I show you how to export your FirePass SSL VPN configuration into an easy to read XML file, In 5 Minutes or Less.  If you like the ‘In 5 Minutes or Less’ series, check out the playlist on F5’s YouTube channel along with the rest of our... Read more
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RSA 2012 - F5 Product Development Security

I interview F5 Technical Marketing Manager, David Holmes, who happens to be a former F5 Product Development dude about F5's focus on security during the development phase.  They discuss code reviews, threat modeling and fuzz testing along... Read more
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2011 Telly Award Winner - The F5 Dynamic Data Center

Founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional, cable TV commercials along with non-broadcast video and TV programs, The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials,... Read more
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Security’s Rough Ride

1 if by land, 2 of by sea, 0 if by IPI know I’ve said this before but it sure seems like almost daily there is a security breach somewhere.  Over the years, the thought process has changed from prevent all attacks to, it is inevitable that we... Read more
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Blog Roll 2011

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift.  And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use my 2011 blog entries.  If you missed any of the approximately 50 blogs, 11 audio whitepapers or 47 videos, here they are... Read more
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F5 Security Vignette Series

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve been rolling out a series of short Security Vignette videos about various IT security challenges.  We’ve posted them to the F5News blog account but also wanted to share in case you missed them.  If we... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Platform Security

When creating any security-enabled network device, development teams must fully investigate security of the device itself to ensure it cannot be compromised.  A gate provides no security to a house if the gap between the bars is large enough... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2011: Interview with F5's Andy Oehler

I chat with Andy Oehler, F5 Product Manager about BIG-IP Access Policy Manager, the integration with Oracle Access Manager and what APM brings to BIG-IP. ps Related: Oracle OpenWorld 2011 - Aloha:Find F5 Booth 1527 Oracle OpenWorld... Read more
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IPS or WAF Dilemma

As they endeavor to secure their systems from malicious intrusion attempts, many companies face the same decision: whether to use a web application firewall (WAF) or an intrusion detection or prevention system (IDS/IPS).  But this notion that... Read more
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F5 Case Study: WhiteHat Security

Founder & CTO of WhiteHat Security, Jeremiah Grossman talks about the F5/WhiteHat partnership, the benefits of the WhiteHat Sentinel & BIG-IP ASM integration, the sophistication level of some of the recent attacks/breaches reported in the... Read more
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Hackers Hit Vacation Spots

Just when you were having all that fun running around the waterpark and playing those arcade games comes news that the card processing system of Vacationland Vendors Inc., a Wisconsin Dells firm that supplies arcade games and installs vending... Read more
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SANS 20 Critical Security Controls

A couple days ago, The SANS Institute announced the release of a major update (Version 3.0) to the 20 Critical Controls, a prioritized baseline of information security measures designed to provide continuous monitoring to better protect government... Read more
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Security Never Takes a Vacation

We’ve all seen the auto-out-of-office replies, ‘Thanks for your message but I’m out until I return – contact my boss/subordinate/someone else if you need or want anything.’  If you’ve emailed me over the last couple weeks, you’ve seen a... Read more
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Protection from Latest Network and Application Attacks

We offer a lot of webinars at F5 and this is one I recently presented to some partners. As I’ve mentioned, security attacks are moving “up the stack."  90% of security investments are focused on network security, however, 75% of the... Read more
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IT Security: Mid-Year Gut Check

Is your stomach turning or does it feel a calm satisfaction halfway through 2011?  What seemed like a relatively calm 2011 during the first couple months has turned into a banner year of breaches.  The forecast could qualify as: In like... Read more
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