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SecCon 2010 – The Hackers Come to Town

…to deliver secure and resilient products. Other highlights included: Cloud Computing and Security Hacking the Smart Grid Android Security Uncovering the Criminal Ecosystem 6 Security Bootcamps Executive Keynotes Who attends? All of Cisco is invited; however, the Cisco development organization is the primary target audience. Unlike internal security professionals that regularly attend security conferences (like BlackHat, DefCon, CanSec, etc)…


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Cisco’s Green Stripes”>$10

…not to mention a $10million kitty.  One thing to remember, however, is that electric vehicles will need a Smart Grid to plug into… one which allows them to charge at non-peak hours and even sell their power back into the grid.  Cisco also wrapped up the week on the Smart Grid note, announcing today a new partnership with Duke Energy, The City of Charlotte, North Carolina and others, called Envision:  Charlotte. Th…


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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Arch Rock

…sp; For those of you not familiar with Arch Rock, they are a pioneer in IP-based wireless network technology for smart grid applications.  Arch Rock’s technology is designed to enable utilities to connect smart meters and other distributed intelligent devices over a scalable, highly secure, multi-way wireless mesh network.  The acquisition complements yesterday’s announcement between Itron and Cisco to develop solutions that…


Cisco and Itron Join Forces to Deliver Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform

…e partnership will deliver a definitive 21st century Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications platform to the smart grid market and help advance more consistent and reliable delivery of energy across the electric distribution system and into homes and businesses.  Cisco and Itron will host a conference call for media and industry analysts at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  Analysts can attend by dialing…


IETF-78 Update and Discussion Towards IP Addressable Smart Objects

Just returning from a very busy week at the IETF-78 in Maastricht, Netherlands. One of the greatest IETF milestones celebrated at IETF-78 Maastricht, was DNSSEC signing of the root zone. I had participated at a Bar Birds of a Feather session [Bar BoF] on cloud computing.  With over 110 individuals interested in the discussion it would be difficult at best to classify the meeting as a Bar BoF. The discussions focused on problem framing;…