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Using WAF in Complex, Global Environments -- an Interview with Marc Appelbaum -- Imperva Customer and Manager of Information Security for Vonage

Using WAF in Complex, Global Environments -- an Interview with Marc Appelbaum -- Imperva Customer and Manager of Information Security for Vonage


On this episode of the Imperva Security Podcast Marc Appelbaum is interviewed. Marc discusses the importance of application security at Vonage. He details several projects that are aimed at protecting Vonage as well as Vonage partners and customers. Marc also shares his views on application security as it relates to vulnerability scanning, the Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF), and the integration of the two.

Marc Appelbaum is Manager of Information Security for Vonage, a leading provider of broadband telephone services. Marc is responsible for all Information Security functions for Vonage worldwide. Under Marc's leadership Vonage has deployed several security initiatives, including a Global Vulnerability Management Program, a Global Security Information Management System, and security awareness programs. Marc also developed policies and procedures that now involve the Security team in all technology projects. Marc also maintains the responsibility for ensuring IT Compliance with all government and industry regulations (i.e. SOX, PCI, CPNI, etc.).

Prior to joining Vonage, Marc was at Dow Jones & Co. for about 10 years. During that time Marc served in various roles, most recent as Security Architect introducing several new technologies to replace legacy equipment and establishing firewall guidelines. Marc began with Dow supporting the WSJ.COM website.

Tags: Marc Appelbaum, Customer, Practitioner, WAF, Vonage

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Interview with Joe White -- Imperva Customer and Web Application Security Practitioner:  Getting Started in Web Application Security

Interview with Joe White -- Imperva Customer and Web Application Security Practitioner: Getting Started in Web Application Security


On this episode of the Imperva Security Podcast Joe White is interviewed. This is the second in a series of podcast interviews where Joe White and Brian Contos will discuss various topics related to application and data security.

Joe talks about getting started in Web Application Security. He discusses several tools and resources useful for those that are new to this industry and for seasoned experts. Here are some examples.In addition to working for a large SaaS provider in Northern California that's an Imperva Customer, Joe White is President of Cyberlocksmith Corporation, and specializes in Information Security and technology risk. He is a Subject Matter Expert in Internet, Extranet, and Intranet security risks and network penetration techniques. He has 15+ years of Information Technology experience including SOA, SaaS, Information Security, and Systems. Joe has focused expertise in securing web applications and extensive knowledge of networking, routing protocols switching and remote access methodologies. Over the years, Joe has participated in numerous penetration tests and ethical hacking engagements and comes to Web Application Security after spending many years involved in traditional infrastructure/operations security. Finally, with 10+ years of Business Development experience Joe offers a unique perspective on the marriage between business and technology.

Tags: Joe White, Customer, Practitioner, WAF, Getting Started with Web Application Security

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Interview with Joe White -- Imperva Customer and Web Application Security Practitioner

Interview with Joe White -- Imperva Customer and Web Application Security Practitioner


On this episode of the Imperva Security Podcast Joe White is interviewed. This is the first in a series of podcast interview where Joe White and Brian Contos will discuss various topics related to application and data security.

Joe shares his perspectives on the current state of application security. He discusses some of the history and current gaps as well as technical and political issues. Joe also discusses Web Application Firewalls (WAF)-- what they can be used for in addition to firewalling, and where they fit within a holistic security program.

In addition to working for a large SaaS provider in Northern California that's an Imperva Customer, Joe White is President of Cyberlocksmith Corporation, and specializes in Information Security and technology risk. He is a Subject Matter Expert in Internet, Extranet, and Intranet security risks and network penetration techniques. He has 15+ years of Information Technology experience including SOA, SaaS, Information Security, and Systems. Joe has focused expertise in securing web applications and extensive knowledge of networking, routing protocols switching and remote access methodologies. Over the years, Joe has participated in numerous penetration tests and ethical hacking engagements and comes to Web Application Security after spending many years involved in traditional infrastructure/operations security. Finally, with 10+ years of Business Development experience Joe offers a unique perspective on the marriage between business and technology. Joe presented at OWASP in September 2008, and his presentation Web Application Security Roadmap can be found here.

Tags: Joe White, Customer, Practitioner, WAF, OWASP

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