The rustic origins of the English language are evident in the words left to us by our agricultural ancestors. Many words developed to distinguish groups of different animals, presumably to indicate their relevant importance. A ‘flock’ of sheep was more valuable than a single sheep, a ‘pack’ of wolves posed more danger than a single wolf. With respect to security vulnerabilities, we have yet to develop such collective nouns to indicate what is important, and to indicate that which poses danger.
The world of Transport Layer Security has been rattled once again with the identification of a “swarm” of vulnerabilities in OpenSSL and GnuTLS. A total of seven new vulnerabilities ranging from a potential man in the middle attack, allowing an attacker to eavesdrop on an encrypted conversation, to vulnerabilities that could be used to allow attackers to remotely exploit code on a client have been identified in the popular open source libraries.
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Tags: cryptography, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3466, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2014-5298, TRAC
Public safety agencies continually strive to improve their effectiveness and responsiveness to incidents in their jurisdictions. With increased attention on homeland security programs, these agencies demand better interdepartmental and interagency communications with important personnel, including police officers and first responders in the field.
Mobile applications supporting police, fire, and medical response units have transitioned from simple text and voice to rich multimedia applications. Real-time video, maps with satellite imagery, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking, and global database searches are now available in handheld devices that first responders carry with them in the field. In today’s technological sphere, public safety agencies are leveraging these new capabilities and extending their existing applications in order to enhance the efficiency and delivery of high-quality services. Read More »
Tags: Connected Justice, govtech, law enforcement, mobility, Public Safety
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Arjun Lahiri was back this week with some updated information on the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Portfolio (CMSP). There are now six new Cisco Powered services offered as part of CMSP, and each new service has some distinct partner benefits.
Be sure to check out Arjun’s blog for information on the new Cisco Powered services and give him direct feedback in the comments section.
How Can DevNet Help You?
If you missed it, Susie Wee posted an informative blog this week about the new Cisco developer program, DevNet. If you haven’t heard about it yet, DevNet helps software developers build applications based on Cisco products. These apps can help manage Cisco networks or create entirely new solutions for customers.
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Tags: #DevNet, ccre, Cisco, cloud, crn, debbie dunnam, Julie Hens, maria cannon, michelle chiantera, partner, partner weekly rewind, Sherri Liebo, UCS, Wendy Bahr
Five years ago the IT Management Program at Cisco Live had about 100 attendees. At this year’s event in San Francisco, there were more than 550 participants. And their enthusiasm was palpable. Cisco’s homegrown IT Management Program focuses on practical knowledge and insight about industry hot topics (global intercloud, collaboration, Application Centric Infrastructure . . . ) and career growth that IT managers and aspiring managers can take back to their companies and apply immediately. Read More »
Tags: Cisco IT, cisco live, coc-business-of-it, IT management, IT management program, IT manager
With youth unemployment remaining stubbornly high around the globe, work experience is becoming more important for students than ever. In response to this, staffing and recruitment company Adecco Australia is leading a Way to Work Contest that invites students to compete and win a paid-work experience from Adecco.
Adecco’s been teaming with various universities to promote the opportunity to their students all around Australia. The prize involves a paid work experience from Adecco all through the month of July for two successful applicants, with the roles located in the Cisco North Sydney office. Aimed at those who are both creatively and technically minded, students can apply to work with either the Cisco Head of Brand and Marketing, or the Cisco Head of Technical Projects.
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