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Cisco to Boost Network Security Platform with Acquisition of Cognitive Security

Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire Cognitive Security, a privately-held company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. Cognitive Security is focused on taking cutting edge research in the field of network security and applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats. Cognitive Security’s solution integrates a range of sophisticated software technologies to identify and analyze key IT security

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Happy New Exploit Kits! (I mean Happy Belated New Year!)

It’s only been a few days since we said goodbye to 2012 and we are already seeing what many predicted for 2013: an increase in the creation, enhancement, and usage of numerous exploit kits by cyber criminals. Cyber criminals don’t take long vacations in December. On the contrary, they “work hard” and make lots of money during the holiday season! These criminals are continuously improving their tools to keep up with us (th…

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Red October in January: The Cyber Espionage Era

…two major sections: one explaining the first stage of the attack and another explaining the second stage. Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) provides an array of security resources to help customers secure their networks in response to events such as Microsoft Patch Tuesdays . This collateral is not unique to Microsoft Patch Tuesdays, but instead is part of Cisco SIO’s response to current security events. The following are some of the…

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Protecting Our Networks: It’s a Team Game Now!

…es become more dependent on software and systems become more interconnected, the potential levels of damage that cyberweapons will be able to inflict will increase.  Terrorists for the moment appear focused on causing mass casualties, but this could change as they understand the scope of the disruptions that can be caused by cyber warfare. It’s up to all of us, many of whom are competitors in the same markets, to pool our efforts, enhance o…

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Commitment and Community: Cisco’s Security DNA

…ty advocates to drive change and continuous improvement at the annual SecCon conference. Chris Young, SVP of the Security and Government Group kicked off the event with a powerful keynote speech that discussed, in great detail, the leadership vision of the future: “Dream, and make dreams come true from design to delivery.” Chris then shared feedback from his interactions with CIO’s from across the industry and the cyber security challenges they f…

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