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Protecting Web Portals and Bringing Together Security Operations and Development with the Imperva SecureSphere WAF at Telefonica O2 Germany -- an Interview with Daniel Stricharz

Protecting Web Portals and Bringing Together Security Operations and Development with the Imperva SecureSphere WAF at Telefonica O2 Germany -- an Interview with Daniel Stricharz


On this episode of the Imperva Security Podcast Daniel Stricharz is interviewed. He shares his experiences around choosing, implementing and operating the Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF). He shares a number of examples where WAF helped Telefonica discover and address application vulnerabilities. He also discusses:
  • Drivers to implement WAF in large, complex, telco
  • Bringing together security operations and developers with WAF
  • Business logic attacks and application profiling
  • What to look for in a WAF
Daniel Stricharz is a senior security and infrastructure specialist at Telefonica O2 Germany responsible for the customer portals and their value-added services. Stricharz has studied law and computer science. Before he joined the telecommunications area in 2000 he worked as a consultant both in the IT and legal area for international businesses. His knowledge of emerging German legislation, cyber-crime, and cyber-law has helped to reconcile both specific legal and complex technical requirements. He initially specialized in data protection law and its technical implementation until he moved on to cover the full range of security aspects from product development to the operations of on-line services.

Telefonica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefonica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefonica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefonica Europe has nearly 47 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

In Germany, where the company is known simply as O2 with its head quarter located in Munich, Germany, has a customer base of more than 14.5 Million. Besides its more than 750 shops O2 operates a massive online portal, offering services ranging from an on-line shop over a complex web-based email solution, to a range of self-service opportunities for the customers and a huge number of other mobile services that help enrich the customers' mobile experience.

Tags: Daniel Stricharz, Customer, Telefonica O2 Germany, WAF, Business Logic Attacks, Application Profiling, Web Portal Security

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