Hello and Happy New Year! This is one of my favorite times of year. I must admit, I am extremely competitive, and love the opportunity to be the first at things. Shortly after midnight, and well into the first week of the year, I am constantly re-using the same joke, “I haven’t done _________ since last year”. Honestly, I use that with the stupidest things, like "I haven't ordered pizza since last year". As I read that last sentence I begin to understand the disgusted looks I receive. When I shift the focus from my personal to professional life, it is no secret that I bring that sense of personal competitiveness to the workplace. Thankfully Cisco has rewarded this behavior thus far. Historically this competitive nature has dominated the Cisco landscape, and the Global Certification Team is no exception.
Over the next few weeks we will be hearing from subject matter experts in the various certification programs. They are going to be talking about programs such as USGv6, Common Criteria, and the FIPS 140 crypto validation programs. The team will be expounding on the vast array of Certification firsts at Cisco. Cisco has and will continue to be dedicated to supporting the global Government landscape with the various certification and Security Assurance programs required by our customers.
Cisco has long been a thought leader in the business and technological communities, and what you will see over the next few weeks, is that Cisco has a long history of certification firsts in all of our programs. This is an exciting time and we look forward to continuing to forge the path of Global Public Sector based certifications.
Oh, Happy New Year!!!