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The Land of the Partially Connected

Greetings from Ottertail County Last week my family visited some relatives in Minnesota. Fergus Falls and Clitherall to be exact. Both are situated in Ottertail County – about half way up the state toward the Fargo, North Dakota side. While Fergus... Read more
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Time It Takes the Fingers to Remember a New Password? About 3 days

Recently I changed some of my passwords. Some due to typical rotation time and a couple due to potential breaches and encouragement from the affected site. No, I’m not going to tell you which ones or how I go about it but I noticed that it took... Read more
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RSA Security Octagon: What's the Best Way to Secure Applications?

We're doing something a little different this year at #RSA with a Security Octagon. Everyone loves a good debate and in the security community discussions pop up constantly around a myriad of topics at any given point - with individuals or... Read more
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OK 2016 Monkey, Whatcha Got?

The Year of the (Fire) Monkey is upon us and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive on challenges and... Read more
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The New, Old Kid in Town

For nearly 12 years at F5, I've had only two job titles - Security Systems Architect from 2004-06 and Technical Marketing Manager since 2006. Whenever anyone asks what I do at F5, I typically answer, 'Writer, speaker and video... Read more
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Backseat Drivers, Your Wish Has Come True

Excuse for speeding 10 years from now: ‘Officer, it was the software.’ When I was in college, I would drive the 1040 miles from Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee to my parent’s house in Rhode Island for things like summer vacation and semester break.... Read more
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Meet the Sensors

I often write about the Internet of Things, or the soon-to-be-cliché IoT. You know, the smart-fridges, smart-cars, smart-thermostats, healthcare devices, wearables and any of those connected devices that have a sensor, gathers data and... Read more
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Five Information Security New Year's Resolutions

Shot this late last year for Information Security Buzz. What are five information security new year's resolutions for improving cyber security in 2016 and why? ps Related: New Year's Resolutions for the Security Minded Blueprint... Read more
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You Are the Device in 2016

… and the controller and data generator. Were you surprised with that new car in your driveway sporting a huge bow this holiday season? Yea, me neither. But we did get a new gaming console that doesn’t require you to hold a controller in your... Read more
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Blog Roll 2015

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text from last year. And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all my 2015 blog entries. If you missed any of the 89 attempts including 59 videos, here they are... Read more
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The Top 10, Top 10 Predictions for 2016

The time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others are expecting to happen. 7 Future Predictions for... Read more
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Punchbowl, Pearl Harbor and my Grandparents

(Originally posted December 07, 2009) In honor of Pearl Harbor day, I want to share a bit of history you might not know about. This has nothing to do with technology, security or current trends but felt compelled to honor my grandparents along... Read more
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Arguing with Things

As more things get connected, we may find ourselves disagreeing with them. We all argue, especially if you’re passionate about something. Sometimes it’s with our spouse, sometimes with friends or co-workers and sometimes we scold objects that... Read more
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Identity Theft: Not So Scary Anymore?

This article originally appeared on F5.com on 10.20.15. With Halloween in our rearview mirror and the holiday shopping season upon us, a couple surveys are out examining our fears and in particular, our concerns about identity theft. Apparently,... Read more
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Connecting the Threads

What was first used to protect humans from the outside elements is now monitoring our body's inside environment. According to eMarketer.com, wearable usage will grow almost 60% in 2015 verses 2014. This year, almost 40 million U.S. adults will... Read more
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Ask the Expert – Why Identity and Access Management?

Michael Koyfman, Sr. Global Security Solution Architect, shares the access challenges organizations face when deploying SaaS cloud applications. Syncing data stores to the cloud can be risky so organizations need to utilize their local directorie... Read more
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Ask the Expert – Why Web Fraud Protection?

Corey Marshall, Security Solution Architect, explains why the browser is a new threat vector into an organization’s applications and infrastructure. This universal client can be the weakest link in the access chain and malicious characters ar... Read more
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Ask the Expert – Why SSL Everywhere?

Kevin Stewart, Security Solution Architect, talks about the paradigm shift in the way we think about IT network services, particularly SSL and encryption. Gone are the days where clear text roams freely on the internal network and organization... Read more
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Ask the Expert – Are WAFs Dead?

Brian McHenry, Sr. Security Solution Architect, addresses the notion that Web Application Firewalls are dead and talks about what organizations need to focus on today when protecting their data and applications across a diverse environment. H... Read more
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Wearables Head to Tail

Have you sent Santa your list of all the wearables you'll want under the tree this year? Maybe you've asked for a fitness tracker, a health monitor or that fancy new smart watch. But don't stop there! As we continue to integrate... Read more
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F5 + SimpliVity: Deploy and Simplify Application Deployments Together

F5 and SimpliVity partner to improve manageability, strengthen security, and ensure faster and more successful deployments. Joint customers benefit from the integration and interoperability that result from this close collaboration... Read more
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The Wave of Change at Tech Events

I attend a lot of technology trade shows throughout the year and still remember going to my first technology event for F5 back in 2004. Small, almost high school science fair type booths handing out glossy flyers of the latest product along with... Read more
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That’s a Wrap from AWS re:Invent 2015

I wrap it up from AWS re:Invent 2015 from the Venetian Sands. Thanks to you for watching this week and special thanks to our guests, Damir Vrankic, Thomas Stanley, Robert Haynes, Alex Applebaum and Brian Pickering along with Jeanette Geary fo... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – The F5 Ready Program (feat Pickering)

Brian Pickering, Regional VP - Cloud Partners, talks about F5 Ready, a program that makes sure that F5 BIG-IP virtual editions are compatible with a growing list of cloud providers via an F5-driven verification process and flexible licensing an... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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