3rd Party Risk Management , Application Security , Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

How Security Risks Might Halt the Use of AI in Applications

F5's Kara Sprague on How the Application Security Threat Landscape Has Changed
Kara Sprague, executive vice president and general manager of application delivery, F5

Modern applications and architectures are permeating more deeply into organizations to transform back-office functions as well as those that directly affect the customer experience, according to Kara Sprague, F5's executive vice president and general manager of application delivery. But security risks might block the effective use of artificial intelligence to make businesses more responsive and agile, she says.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Sprague also discusses:

  • How the state of application security has changed in 2022;
  • What F5 sees as the most significant app security threats;
  • How F5's products and strategy address application security.

Sprague leads F5’s App Delivery product portfolio, including the BIG-IP and NGINX product families, and is responsible for the enterprisewide product operations. She joined F5 in 2017 from McKinsey & Company, where in her 13-year tenure she held various leadership positions across its technology practice. Most recently, Sprague led the technology, media, and telecom practice for the Western region. Prior to McKinsey, Sprague was on the engineering staff of Oracle, Agilent Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard. A trained computer scientist and electrical engineer, she has a passion for advancing diversity and inclusion in technology roles and served on the board of Girls Who Code from 2016 to 2022.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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