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RSA Security Octagon: What’s the Best Way to Secure Applications? By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Everyone loves a good debate

vsWe’re doing something a little different this year at #RSA with a Security Octagon. Everyone loves a good debate and in the security community discussions pop up constantly around a myriad of topics at any given point – with individuals or groups in the community taking opposing sides in these quarrels. While we’re not looking for a knock-down drag out geek fight, we are looking for a spirited debate in hopes of engaging with security pros to lend their support and opinions to the topic.

In the first debate we focus on the topic of application security. Is application security just secure coding or is it more than that? Preston Hogue from F5 and Jeremiah Grossman from WhiteHat Security are our first participants to discuss ‘What’s the Best Way to Secure Applications?

How can you play along?

Visit https://f5.com/securityoctagon to cast your vote and comment on the discussion.

1. Make sure to use the appropriate #hashtag:

a. #TeamGrossman

b. #TeamHogue

2. Can’t pick a camp to support, promote the program overall:

a. #SecOctagon

If you’re at RSA, visit F5 booth 1515 and say ‘Aloha’ to DevCentral folks John Wagnon and Jason Rahm and ask how you can Integrate WhiteHat Scans With BIG-IP ASM.

And a very special thanks to Jeremiah for participating this year. Always appreciate his security insight and for a look back at previous RSAs, here are the past 5 years of interviews we did together.

RSA2015 – The InfoSec Landscape with Jeremiah Grossman

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RSA 2014: Jeremiah Grossman Interview

RSA2013: Interview with Jeremiah Grossman

RSA 2012 – Interview with Jeremiah Grossman

RSA2011 – Interview with Jeremiah Grossman

Enjoy the show!

ps

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Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Writer, speaker and Video Host, he's also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others.

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