Rise of the Bots

Security, performance, and availability are converging like never before. Nowhere is this more evident than in the seemingly unending waves of DDoS  attacks. What all of these attacks have in common, whether targeted at the carrier networks or application servers, is the use of automation by attackers.

For years, we have been told to scan for and patch vulnerabilities. Yet, we are still getting DoS'd and worse yet, breached. Identifying Botnets and other automated traffic dynamically has a far greater impact by shrinking the threat model and reducing traffic load.

 

Presented by Brian McHenry, Senior Security Solutions Architect

As a Senior Security Solutions Architect at F5 Networks, Brian McHenry focuses on web application and network security. McHenry acts as a liaison between customers and the F5 product teams, providing a hands-on, real-world perspective.

He is also a regular contributor on InformationSecurityBuzz.com, writing articles aimed at simplifying complex IT security challenges. Prior to joining F5 in 2008, McHenry, a self-described “IT generalist”, held leadership positions within a variety of technology organizations, ranging from startups to major financial services firms. Follow him on twitter @bamchenry.