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Have You Architected Your Data Center Survival Strategy for A Dystopic Cyber Landscape?

…to build a more secure world may have unintentionally gone astray  as evidenced in Ellen Messmer’s Worst Security Snafus of 2012  where such consequences were clearly not imagined or intended by security vendors and businesses alike.   We’re indeed dealing with the opposite of Utopia. Our digital reality can be very fragile when one considers that how heavily we rely on mobile devices and cloud applications not only to conduct business but…

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Let’s Hack Some Cisco Gear at SecCon!

…video message, Cisco CEO, John Chambers, explained why security is one of the major requirements within Cisco. Security is as important as quality and is one of our first priorities at Cisco. Every employee is a stakeholder and must make it a priority. Chris was followed by a great session titled “Building On A Foundation Of Security” where Russ Smoak, Sr. Director of Cisco’s Security Research & Operations, interviewed Howard Schmidt, the Cy…

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Security Control Framework

…tegic advantages for their organizations.” – 2012 IBM Tech Trends pdf With that introduction of how security relates to business innovation, the aim of this blog post is to raise awareness that the Cisco SecureX architecture is beyond marketing and that in the background, Cisco and our partners are developing products, technology, services, and learning curricula—to help practitioners deploy cyber security architectures using models s…

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What Will 2013 Bring for Your Data Center Security?

…trols. Recently AFCOM[2] published research revealing that although one in eight data centers had experienced a cyber-attack or data breach in the past three years, more than one in five still admit to not testing their security plans during this same period. This highlights the opportunity that organizations have in 2013 to build security in as a key element of their broader data center plan. If organizations are to meet their business, resilien…

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Cyber Security Survival for the Holidays

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A couple of days ago, I participated in a Social Video Broadcast about cyber security survival tips for the holiday season. Some of my advice is familiar. Use stronger passwords, apply the “smell test” to too-good-to-be-true on-line offers, read the manual—especially the parts about account set up and security—when turning on a new device. Others are a little less well known. I keep a separate credit card account with a low spending limit for on…

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