In the News

I needed a place to collect mentions of David Holmes (this one, not the many others). If you see a mention of yours truly in the media, send it to me and you can see it below.


June 12, 2017:

Ten steps for combating DDoS in real time

Hey look, IT News Africa reprinted my ten-step guide to combating DDoS in real time. This is basically a shortened, texty version of the DDoS playbook.


Dec. 6, 2016:

Protecting the future at Anticipate 2016

CSO Australia recaps my visit down under last month. Video interviews to come.


Nov. 24, 2016:

This Web-based Tool Checks if Your Network Is Exposed to Mirai

“Regulation will likely be the fix for IoT security,” F5 Networks evangelist David Holmes notes in a SecurityWeek column, citing Mikko Hypponen, Chief Risk Officer of F-Secure. However, he also explains that Internet security cannot be regulated like other manufacturing processes. Increasing awareness among users could also help resolve this issue, with the IoT Defense scanner being a small step in this direction.


Nov. 13, 2016:

The Internet Of Things, DNS Weaknesses, Or Trump: Which Will Sink The Internet?

Got quoted by a Forbes article. “Nearly all clients rely on DNS to reach their intended services, making DNS the most critical—and public—of all services,” explains David Holmes... and “This single point of total failure…makes DNS a very tempting target for attackers,” Holmes continues. The pic is Jon Postel, who I consider a father of the Internet.


Aug. 12, 2016:

Microsoft Disables RC4 for Edge and IE

SecurityWeek reported that Microsoft disabled the RC4 cipher in Edge and Internet Explorer 11, and referenced David Holmes’ byline column from last year about the simplicity of RC4 being its greatest appeal.


June 2, 2016:

CSO Australia - Redefining the Application security perimeter

This year's high-profile battle of wills between Apple and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which sparked worldwide discussions about the propriety of security 'back doors', was eventually resolved when the FBI found another…”We're seeing more and more Internet traffic encrypted over time, particularly after Edward Snowden came out and told everyone that people are watching them,” David Holmes, worldwide security evangelist with F5 Networks, recently told CSO Australia…


May 17, 2016:

Google to Soon Kill SSLv3, RC4 Support in Gmail

A SecurityWeek article quotes me about SSLv3 and RC4.


April 25, 2016:

Healthcare Was Most Attacked Industry in 2015: IBM

A SecurityWeek article quotes me about breaches.


April 13, 2016:

Open CA Let’s Encrypt Comes Out of Beta

A SecurityWeek article quotes me about the Open CA "Let's Encrypt"


April 1, 2016:

ARN: Application Security is Primary

A piece written from an interview I did while in Australia. I remember doing this interview from the passenger seat of David Arthur's car while we were driving to lunch in Canberra. The things you remember.


March 21, 2016:

Manila Business Mirror Interview

Not every day you get on the front page of the local paper! Was in the Philippines immediately after the first SWIFT banking theft: $81M had been stolen (by the Lazarus group, probably) and laundered through local casinos. I happened to be there speaking with the media about bank fraud anyway, so that's how country manager Oscar Visaya and I ended up on the front page of the paper.


March 18, 2016:

95% of HTTPS Servers Vulnerable to Trivial Connection Hijacking

SecurityWeek quotes me about strict transport security.


March 9, 2016:

Let's Encrypt Issues More Than 1 Million Digital Certificates

A SecurityWeek article quotes me about the Open CA "Let's Encrypt"


Jan. 27, 2016:

Firefox 44 Drops RC4, Gets Push Notifications

SecurityWeek article quotes me about my favorite algorithm of all time, RC4.


Nov. 30, 2015:

Predictable SSH Host Key Flaw Affects Raspberry Pi Devices

SecurityWeek article quotes me about entropy.


Sept. 15, 2015:

IT Teams Question Security of App Containers: Survey

A mention in SecurityWeek article about container security.


April 25, 2014:

Cincinnati User Group Road Trip

Jason Rahm's version of the events that involved this mini pony on a great roadshow we did in 2014.