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The time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Copying off since 2012, rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others expect to happen. Top 10 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018 – Infosec Institute kicks off this year’s Top 10, Top 10 list with a look back at their 2017 predictions (AI, IoT, etc.) and dives head first into 2018 noting that Ransomware will be the most dangerous threat to organizations worldwide; cryptocurrency will attract fraudsters looking to mine; cloud security will (again) be a top priority; cyber insurance will explode and cyber-bullying, especially for teenagers, is at the emergency stage. Cyber security predictions for 2018 – Information Age taps Mike McKee, CEO of insider threat management company ObserveIT, to offer his insight. Lack of ... (more)

The DevCentral Chronicles Volume 1, Issue 2

If you missed our initial issue of the DC Chronicles, check it out here. The Chronicles are intended to keep you updated on DevCentral happenings and highlight some of the cool articles you may have missed over the last month. Welcome. First up, 2018 will be the year that we publicly open up speaking proposals for our Agility conference this August. Historically, the presenters have been F5 employees or partners but this year, we’d love if you wanted to share your BIG-IP expertise, knowledge and mad-skillz to the greater F5 community. Review the info here and submit your proposa... (more)

GartnerDC 2014 – Application Availability Between Hybrid Data Centers

I explain the idea behind Application Availability Between Hybrid Data Centers reference architecture. Driven by applications and workloads, a hybrid data center is really a technology strategy of the entire infrastructure mix of on-premises and off-premises data compute resources. IT workloads reside in conventional enterprise IT (legacy systems), an on-premises private cloud (mission critical apps), at a third-party off-premises location (managed, hosting, or cloud provider), or a combination of all three. Today’s F5-powered hybrid data centers enable organizations to minimiz... (more)

Lost Records a Day Shows Doctors Are Blasé

I always wanted to write, ‘In the USA Today, today’ in the Life section snapshots sidebar there is an interesting stat from a December 2012 Ponemon Institute study of 80 health care organizations showing that the data lost or stolen most often are our medical records at 48% and billing/insurance records at 48% followed by payment details at 24%.  Multiple responses were allowed which is why the percentages break 100.  What is more alarming is that over the last two years, 94% of health care organizations have been breached at least once and 45% have had 5 or more incidents!  What... (more)

Security Bloggers Network Voting

I’m listed in the preliminary round of nominees (to hopefully make it to the final nominees) in two categories for the 2013 Social Security Blogger Awards: Security Bloggers Network Voting Please share and vote for your favorite through Friday, January 25, even if it’s not me.  The Most Educational Security Blog Critical Watch: psilvas blog: The Most Entertaining Security Blog psilvas blog: From Alan Shimel’s blog: A little later then we wanted... (more)