Shahnawaz Backer

Principal Security Advisor at F5 Labs

Shahnawaz Backer does security analysis and threat research at F5. He has been a developer, systems engineer, solutions architect, and security advisor, and he firmly believes that cyber security is a collective responsibility. In his current role at F5 labs, his research focuses on digital identity, fraud vectors, bots, and modern application architectures. He writes on IT security at and has co-authored a Redbook on access management deployment patterns. His works pivots on boosting security with visibility, intelligence, and automation.