blog /Mar 22, 2018

When Information Security is a Matter of Public Safety

by Ray Pompon

Seven steps for improving the security of critical infrastructure systems—and protecting the public from unnecessary risk.

blog /Mar 20, 2018

Twelve Tips to Help Employees Keep Devices Secure When Away from the Office

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Laptops full of confidential data are still getting stolen, and public Wi-Fi hotspots are being booby-trapped. CISOs need to make users aware of the threat to prevent this from happening.

blog /Mar 02, 2018

Exploited Memcached Servers Lead to Record-Setting 1.3Tbps DDoS Attack

by Sara Boddy

Memcached is just one of many application infrastructure systems that could launch the same types of attacks if they were also misconfigured.

blog /Feb 21, 2018

XMRig Miner Now Targeting Oracle WebLogic and Jenkins Servers to Mine Monero

by Andrey Shalnev

The same drop zone server used last week to mine Monero on compromised Jenkins automation servers is now being used in a new Monero mining campaign targeting Oracle Web Logic servers.

blog /Feb 15, 2018

Beware of Attackers Stealing Your Computing Power for their Cryptomining Operations

by Travis Kreikemeier

As the black-market price for stolen data declines, attackers turn to cryptojacking schemes to maximize their profits—all at your expense.

blog /Feb 08, 2018

The Email that Could Steal Your Life Savings and Leave You Homeless

by Debbie Walkowski

Real estate scams are big business for attackers. Be on the lookout for this one, which can leave home buyers destitute if not caught in time.

blog /Feb 06, 2018

CISOs Look to Machine Learning to Augment Security Staffing Shortages

by Ray Pompon

As security expertise becomes more scarce, CISOs are turning to machine learning to do more with fewer people.

blog /Jan 31, 2018

86 Your Cyber Attackers! Avoid Data Breaches by Protecting Your Most Likely Attack Targets

by Sara Boddy

Critical lessons can be learned from others’ mistakes. Don’t learn the hard way; heed the warnings from our research.

blog /Jan 25, 2018

Thingbots and Reapers and CryptoMiners—Oh, My! F5 Labs’ First Year in Review

by Debbie Walkowski

F5 Labs covered a multitude of threats, vulnerabilities, botnets, attackers, and attacks in 2017. Here are just some of the highlights you might have missed.

blog /Jan 24, 2018

Risk vs. Reality: Don’t Solve the Wrong Problem

by Ray Pompon

If you’re not evaluating risk in terms of likelihood and impact, you could be focusing your security efforts in all the wrong places.

blog /Jan 18, 2018

Everything is Compromised—Now What?

by Jared B. Reimer

Accept that breaches are inevitable in today’s world, then take these steps to reduce the chances of a large-scale, headline-making compromise.

blog /Jan 16, 2018

State of App Delivery 2018: Security Again Edges Out Availability as Most Important App Service

by Lori MacVittie

Forty-three percent of organizations say security is essential when deploying apps, and more than two thirds use multiple security solutions to protect clients, infrastructure, and web apps.

blog /Jan 10, 2018

A Spectre of Meltdowns Could be in Store for 2018, Including Fileless Malware and More Costly Bots

by Lori MacVittie

Every week another bug, vulnerability, or exploit is released - we need a multi-layered security strategy (beyond our standard patch “spin cycles”) to deal with threats like Spectre and Meltdown.

blog /Jan 09, 2018

Global Consultancy Overcomes Cloud Security Risks

by Ray Pompon

How moving application into the cloud can make your organization stronger and more valuable to your customers.

blog /Jan 04, 2018

Mirai is Attacking Again, So We’re Outing its Hilarious, Explicit C&C Hostnames

by David Holmes

With Mirai rearing its ugly head again, we’re revealing its C&C hostnames so organizations can update their blacklists and protect themselves.

blog /Jan 02, 2018

Liability in an Assume Breach World

by Ray Pompon

The safest way to run a network is to assume it’s going to breached, but that also means minimizing your liability and ensuring the executive team is fully aware of what is going on.

blog /Dec 28, 2017

BrickerBot: Do “Good Intentions” Justify the Means—or Deliver Meaningful Results?

by Justin Shattuck

Most security researchers have good intentions, but ethics must play a central role in the decisions they make.

blog /Dec 27, 2017

Bleichenbacher Rears its Head Again with the ROBOT Attack

by David Holmes

Bleichenbacher attacks will likely continue to pop up until TLS 1.3 is fully adopted, which could take years.

blog /Dec 26, 2017

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—Modeling Inversion Part 5

by Ravila White

In Part 5 of this blog series, we use inversion modeling techniques to develop a high-level protection strategy.

blog /Dec 14, 2017

The Credential Crisis: It’s Really Happening

by Lori MacVittie

With billions of data records compromised, it’s time to reconsider whether passwords are our best means for authenticating users.

blog /Dec 05, 2017

Avoiding the Epidemic of Hospital Hacks

by Ray Pompon

Good security is highly dependent on hospital staff being well trained and having the discipline to follow security processes—manual and otherwise—to the letter.

blog /Nov 30, 2017

The Startup Security Challenge: Safe in the Cloud from Day One

by Ray Pompon

How this cloud startup met its goals for security and availability right out of the gate by setting goals, doing a risk analysis, and examining tradeoffs.

blog /Nov 28, 2017

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—Unwrapping Controls Part 4

by Ravila White

In Part 3 of this blog series, we demonstrated modeling the threat landscape along with executive threat-modeling. In this blog, we discuss the importance of defining controls.

blog /Nov 21, 2017

If Your Security Question List Looks like a Facebook Favorite List, Start Over Now

by Lori MacVittie

Seriously, how many colors are there? And how many of us share the same love of one of those limited choices?

blog /Nov 14, 2017

A CISO Landmine: No Security Awareness Training

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

CISOs who fail to prioritize security awareness training are putting their business and assets at serious risk.

blog /Nov 09, 2017

Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

by Ray Pompon

Proposed legislation could change existing laws that bars victims of hacking attacks from striking back.

blog /Nov 07, 2017

What Happens to Encryption in a Post-Quantum Computing World?

by Debbie Walkowski

As the possibility of quantum computing draws nearer, changes to today’s TLS key exchange algorithms will be required.

blog /Nov 02, 2017

Can Engineers Build Networks Too Complicated for Humans to Operate? Part II

by Mike Simon

How to selectively capture packets for further analysis and avoid buying a storage farm.

blog /Oct 26, 2017

Reaper: The Professional Bot Herder’s Thingbot

by David Holmes

While Reaper might be considered an “object lesson” today, it should serve as a blistering warning that IoT security needs to be fixed now.

blog /Oct 24, 2017

Help Guide the Future of Apps – Ultimately your Threat Landscape – by Responding to our SOAD Survey!

by Lori MacVittie

Assessing the State of Application Delivery depends on getting information from you about your applications!

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