Cisco is presenting the 2011 Public Sector Summit (PSS), December 9 – 11 in Oslo, Norway. This event, now in its tenth year, is a premier gathering for global policy advisors to discuss ways to transform public sector productivity and implement technology to create resilient societies that can meet the challenges of governing in the 21st century.
In our current state of fast-shifting technology, political transformations, connected citizens, and economic uncertainty, the Summit has never been timelier. This year’s event theme is focused on empowerment and features an influential line-up of speakers including:
- Mohammed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and leading Egyptian reform politician who will talk about Egypt’s march towards democracy. He will share his views of what happened during the Arab Spring in Egypt and talk about what he thinks might happen next.
- The former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, who will discuss the changing balance of power in the world and the question of whether this change will lead to confrontation or harmony.
Click the following links to see the full speaker line-up and details on the three-day agenda. Read More »
After eight years of observing the Earth for major disasters, the UK-DMC-1, one of the first generation Disaster Monitoring Constellation satellites, will be retired from service. Launched in 2003, the UK-DMC-1 marked the first time Cisco’s commercial Internet equipment was brought into space onboard a commercial router in a satellite.
The UK-DMC-1 has earned special recognition as being the first satellite to use Internet technology to prototype the future Interplanetary Internet and evaluate a delay-tolerant networking bundle protocol in space with the Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit (CLEO). CLEO’s service has helped lower the cost of building satellites while improving their communications capabilities with already established data networks on earth, particularly ones using Internet-based communications. Cisco partnered with the NASA Glenn Research Center and Surrey Satellite Technology to pave the way for the future of space networking.
The DMC effectively extended the Internet to orbit, and its farsighted adoption of IP has made it possible to take the backbone of the Internet even further into space.
The GCT is proud to announce that the Nexus 5K/2K running software version NX-OS v5.0(3)N1(1c), ACS v5.2 P3 has been Common Criteria certified at EAL4+, Cert # 10384. More Details can Be found at http://goo.gl/QXyWz
The evaluation was based around the Nexus 5000 Series Switch with 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) solution.
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The Global Certification Team is proud to announce the FIPS Certification of the Cisco Common Crypto Module (C3M). The Official listing can be found on the NIST website at http://goo.gl/3vPaa.
The Cisco Common Cryptographic Module (C3M) is a software library that provides cryptographic services to a vast array of Cisco’s networking and collaboration products. The module provides FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms for services such as sRTP, SSH, TLS, 802.1x etc. The module does not implement any of the protocols directly. Instead, it provides the cryptographic primitives and functions to allow a developer to implement various protocols.
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Recently, there have appeared some analyses that point to a shift from traditional human production to machine production.
In a McKinsey Quarterly article (https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Growth/The_second_economy_2853
), W. Brian Arthur, a visiting researcher at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, focused on the “second economy”. The subtitle of his article sums up the message:
“Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible—thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution.” He continues, “we can say that another economy—a second economy—of all of these digitized business processes conversing, executing, and triggering further actions is silently forming alongside the physical economy… human beings may design it but are not directly involved in running it. It is remotely executing and global, always on, and endlessly configurable.” Read More »
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