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Security Policy at Cisco – A starting place

I’m Adam Golodner, Director of Global Security Policy for Cisco. I’m based in Washington, DC and work with our business leaders on security policy issues. Security has been and continues to be a core issue for Cisco — we continue to build security into our own networks, help our customers protect theirs, and support efforts to strengthen critical public infrastructure. The market is the most powerful driver of innovation and we are focused on meeting the security demands of our customers, and market-based solutions will provide the best results for them. With this blog, I will attempt to let you know what I think is important that is going on in security policy. I will report my thoughts from conferences, from news reports and whatever I think might be of interest to those following the security policy debate. I welcome feedback.

Cisco’s official security policy can be viewed in full at

eWeek article on Chertoff for DHS Head

February 9, 2005 at 12:00 pm PST

Thought you all might be interested in a former reporter’s take on Michael Chertoff for DSH Secretary and how he dealt with being asked to release confidential information. Article is in eWeek.


We’d like to welcome you Cisco’s first ever external web log (blog). At Cisco, all employees and groups are tasked with using the Internet to better do our jobs, to increase our productivity and to serve our customers. Fundamentally, Cisco’s mission is to shape the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners.

WWGA’s vision is to use this blog to share our staff’s knowledge and opinions about government policy, legislation and regulation and the environment in which it is created. WWGA team members globally will be participating in this forum. We hope you find our blog useful and informative.

Our first blogger will be Adam Golodner, Director of Global Security Public Policy. We invite you to post your feedback and questions. Above all, we hope that we can, in some small way, help you better understand the technology policies that are being talked about, debated and voted upon -- whether that is through our own postings or from discussions that are created on this site.

If you have questions on our blog policies or want more information about any of our bloggers, please contact John Earnhardt at


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Cisco Worldwide Government Affairs