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The Security Imperative As Mobility Evolves

…ng quite real given the threat landscape. A recent Ponemon study indicated 68 percent of mobile devices have been targeted by malware in the last 12 months and mobility will be the biggest threat vector for 2014. The cost for cyber security can be about US$11.6 million per year for organizations. This is not a cost to simply absorb. The Internet is a key source of threats—the recent 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report noted that 100 percent of busi…

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Cisco Security Response Team Opens Its Toolbox

the one left standing when the dust settles. Cisco leverages its Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), a global organization comprised of information security professionals, to monitor, investigate, and respond to cyber security incidents 24×7. The Cisco CSIRT team forms part of the investigative branch of Cisco’s Information Security organization, protecting Cisco from security threats and the loss of its intellectual assets. W…

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Internet of Things: More than a Trend, a Real Business Opportunity

…eed a new level of resilience at scale. They need a new distributed computing model (Fog) and a new platform for application enablement from the core to the edge of the network. And of course they need a whole new approach to security (cyber and physical). Now think about this: by 2020 we calculate we will have over 50 Billion devices connected to the Internet, up from the nearly 7 Billion we have today. This is such a great opportunity for growt…

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My Week at CiscoLive! Melbourne 2014

…t commute to compute” – a reference to the changing way we’re all working. For the first time at #CLMEL, it was Cisco IT who ran the IT Management (ITM) program with twelve dedicated sessions covering topics from “Intelligent Cyber Security” to “Tomorrow’s Workplace” and my personal highlight “Beyond BYOD”. Rick Huntley’s session on “The Future of IT” was by far the most popular ITM session of the week. Attendance at all sessions exceeded expecta…

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CyberPatriot Competition Kicks-Off with a Bright Start

The sixth season of the National CyberPatriot Competition kicked off back in November, and the National Finals are coming up: March 26th — 29th. Conceived by the Air Force Association, CyberPatriot is a premier Internet defense competition designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of network defenders, which are critical to our nation’s security. It is the largest high school cyber defense competition in the United States, w…

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