They call me the content machine. I write about information security topics, with an emphasis on cryptography and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. I've written for DarkReading, SC Magazine, and Network World. But most people know me from my monthly column at SecurityWeek.
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In Singapore I did a media event espousing F5's original IoT research. Here's a write-up from Networks Asia (or Security Asia) not such which.
Had a fantastic, wide-ranging interview with Malaya Business Insight reporter Raymond Gregory.
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.
Here's a 7 minute interview that CSO's Anthony Caruana did with me at the CSO Perspectives roadshow; this one was in Sydney. He asks about the new National Mandatory Breach Notification law, the Internet of Things, and where did I get that awesome shirt? Belgium.
CSO Australia recaps my visit down under last month. Video interviews to come.
“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.
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.
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.
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…
A SecurityWeek article quotes me about SSLv3 and RC4.
A SecurityWeek article quotes me about breaches.
A SecurityWeek article quotes me about the Open CA "Let's Encrypt"
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.
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.
SecurityWeek quotes me about strict transport security.
SecurityWeek article quotes me about my favorite algorithm of all time, RC4.
SecurityWeek article quotes me about entropy.
A mention in SecurityWeek article about container security.
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Here's a 3 minute interview with yours truly in Warsaw, Poland. They have a polish guy talking over my audio track, which is neat if you know Polish. I don't.
TechWeekEurope's Michael Moore speaks to David Holmes, Senior Security Evangelist for F5 Networks, at InfoSecurity Europe 2015
One of my favorite pieces, and one of the most high-profile as well. Lots of great discussion around this.
Jason Rahm's version of the events that involved this mini pony on a great roadshow we did in 2014.