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Defensive Security: The 95/5 Approach

Many organizations make the error of thinking that basic defensive software is sufficient to protect critical data and infrastructure. When in reality, in order for government and enterprise organizations to keep their data protected from increasingly advanced cyber threats, comprehensive defensive security approaches are critical. And even with advanced, comprehensive solutions, there are still risks. No organization is ever going to be able to…

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Security Awareness and Trust

Now that we’re in the midst of October 2013′s Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s a good time to think about the connections between security awareness and trust. This discussion centers on three questions: How do we trust our computers and devices? How do we trust our vendors? How do we trust the infrastructure? We ask these questions mindful that information technology does not stand still and is probably accelerating. For…

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – October 11, 2013

…r Cisco Channel Partners. Be sure to check out Ken’s blog and give us your thoughts on the Sourcefire acquisition. Good Reads Michael Fuhrman talks security as mobile social usage increases John Stewart touches on October as cyber security awareness month Rachael McBrearty shows how to use technology to deliver old-fashioned customer experiences Curtis Hill has a new blog on how doing business with Cisco is becoming easier Keep An Eye Out Join…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month, we are marking the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal is to raise awareness and educate Americans about the importance of cyber security. Agencies and organizations are holding events and driving initiatives to engage Americans in a discussion about how to establish safer practices. NCSAM sheds light on the most pressing topics in security, including mobility, education, cyber crime and cri…

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Despite budget constraints, spending on cyber security set to increase according to Cisco study of government IT decision makers

While the shutdown challenges in the federal government over the past week have been top-of-mind, a recent Cisco survey has discovered that when operations resume, overall budget constraints are seen as the greatest challenge to government IT infrastructure, even ranking ahead of cyber attacks. This information was gathered through a third-party survey, the Cisco Connected Government Study, which was conducted last month by Clarus Research. 400…

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