HAProxyConf 2022 Presentation

Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us: The Web Application Firewall

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Michael “Irish” O’Neill

Do you have a software development team that always writes absolutely perfect code? Have you managed to avoid using any third-party library or applications in your stack which were later found to have a security vulnerability? Do you have a full-time security team staffed entirely by certified industry experts and researchers to ensure your web applications are always ahead of the game when it comes to CVEs? Are you such an expert? Me neither.

This is where the HAProxy Web Application Firewall shines. Rather than simply defining access rules based on IP ranges and ports, BoomTown managed to configure access based on the behavior of both the client and the server. Let the security experts handle the complexity of defining these rules, and the rest of us can take some comfort in knowing that we can improve our security posture without having to become experts ourselves.

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Michael “Irish” O’Neill Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer, BoomTown!
Michael is a problem solver by nature and a software engineer by trade.He has worked as help-desk support, lead engineer on new product offerings, and most everything in between. He has had the opportunity to completely change the way entire teams work by helping engineers take control of the technology and processes they deal with on a daily basis and by building confidence on and in those teams. Outside of work, he is an Eagle Scout who likes to hike, rock climb, cook, read, and game.

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