Don Laursen

Senior Product Manager, F5 Networks

Don Laursen is a Sr. Product Manager responsible for F5 Core Services. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Product Security. This includes SSL/TLS, Key Encryption and Certificate Management, Platform Security and Libraries: OpenSSL, OpenSSH.

Additional areas of focus includes research and tracking of promoted standards from NIAP, NIST, CESG, ISO, ANSI, BSI and others as they relate industry best practices and compliance at the government, the region, or state or tribal level.

Prior to joining F5, Don was a Principal Technical Product Manager with OpenText, a leader in Enterprise Information Management. Areas of focus included Unified Communications and Microsoft Integration projects supporting MS SharePoint, embedded Search technologies, and Media Server Appliances, with SIP, and MS Exchange.

Don has been in the technology industry for over 20 years, an IEEE, ACM, and International Privacy Professional Member. He holds a MS in computer systems, is a CISSP certified professional and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining the private sector Don spent 10 years serving as a US Naval Cryptologist, in an active-duty role, and as reservist.