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Published: Feb 12, 2021
According to the Chinese zodiac cycle, the year of the (Metal) Ox has arrived. As the second animal in the zodiac, the stabilizing influence of the Ox points to a calmer atmosphere. Peter Silva gives his thoughts on the months to come and what they might hold for the industry.
Published: Dec 14, 2020
As each year comes to a close, tech pundits blow the dust off their crystal balls and share their predictions for the coming year. For Peter Silva's annual list, he's compiled a collection of what the industry is saying (and expecting) for 2021.
Published: Jan 10, 2020
Published: Dec 10, 2019
F5's Peter Silva: As each year comes to a close, tech pundits blow the dust off their crystal balls and share their predictions for the coming year. As someone who has (let's generously say) repurposed others' since 2012 rather than thinking up my own, here's what some of the smart folks I read expect to happen...
Published: Oct 22, 2019
Published: Oct 1, 2019
Peter Silva provides a quick introduction to NCSAM 2019, highlighting the theme of “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, and also touching on resources F5 provides to help customers better secure applications.
Published: Sep 20, 2019
Researchers from the University of Kansas and the Stevens Institute of Technology are focused on developing a new metrics framework for security operation centers (SOCs) that measures and validates SOC performance against enterprise network security. Peter Silva provides more detail on this project and its connection to F5.
Published: Sep 5, 2019
Peter Silva notes some of the ways that the capabilities of our five primary senses are being recreated using sensors. Today, gadgets (and IoT technologies) are being built that work in conjunction with, or completely replace, capabilities of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and hands.
Published: Jul 12, 2019
With 2019 crossing the halfway point, let's look at some technology trends thus far…
Published: Jul 1, 2019
What is Magecart? Magecart is really a term given to a group of cybercrime units. At least a dozen groups are responsible, and each have their own specialty. F5’s Peter Silva examines how it was also last year’s #1 root cause of retail, tech, and manufacturing breaches.
Published: May 21, 2019
Peter Silva summarizes a recent report on how organizations are moving quickly to adopt the new standard of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3, while addressing both operational and security concerns as a result of the transition.
Published: May 7, 2019
Employees are often frustrated with corporate security policies and in general, most people’s primary jobs are not security related. F5 Security's Peter Silva discusses why it's important to devise security policies that work for, rather than against employees.
Published: Apr 9, 2019
In recent years, there’s been a volley of sorts about data replacing oil as the world’s most valuable resource. And, as you might imagine, there is far from uniform agreement on the topic.
Published: Feb 5, 2019
The Year of the Pig is upon us! Peter Silva offers his thoughts on the coming year and what it might represent for businesses, security, and the larger industry as 2019 unfolds.
Published: Dec 12, 2018
It’s the time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Peter Silva collects his picks of notable prediction lists making the rounds as 2018 comes to a close, along with brief commentary on each.
Published: Dec 5, 2018
2018 brought us larger breaches, bigger DDoS attacks, and intensifying challenges for organizations to face when defending their infrastructure from criminals. Applications were notably a primary target, and as 2019 rounds the corner, we need to be prepared for the continuous evolution of both cybercrime and security.
Published: Dec 15, 2017
Peter Silva looks into the crystal balls of IT industry pundits and compiles a list of annual predictions for the coming year.
Published: Jul 21, 2017
Published: Jan 7, 2016
Published: Oct 20, 2015
Published: Jul 29, 2015