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Perspectives from Two Customers: Cisco UCS for VXI / Desktop Virtualization

…mportant drivers for embracing this solution: Diebold Of paramount importance to Diebold was the need to improve security of bank ATM’s by moving to a zero-client ATM model, and minimizing risks from malware and cyber-crime.  They also needed to improve the ATM user interface, responsiveness and user experience overall.  And, they needed to be able to respond to installed base upgrade opportunities more quickly, doing all of this without increasi…

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Social Engineering: Did you Capture the Flag (CTF)?

The Cyber Risk Report for November 7 through 13 covered the second consecutive Social Engineering Capture the Flag event that was organized by Defcon 19 (a prominent industry “underground” security conference). The event proposes a challenge to competitors with the focus of leveraging social engineering tactics to successfully obtain key company information from a list of prospective companies, with the ultimate goal (based on the pa…

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SCORE Helps Small Business Owners Identify Cyber Security Issues and Protect Themselves from Attack

…echnology playing a larger role in small business success, it is important for small business owners to identify cyber security issues and protect themselves from attack.  And that’s exactly what SCORE can do through its free mentoring and resources from in the world of cyber security. The e-Business Now Program The e-Business Now program is SCORE’s latest technology initiative.  It is designed to bring digital literacy skills to America’s small…

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Industry and Business Experts from Australia Discuss BYOD

…t panellists to discuss this phenomenon’s implications to business and the responsibility of the IT department. Cyber-space policy, security and industry consultant Brett Biddington moderated the panel of industry and business representatives: ●       Cisco’s Vice President and Chief Security Officer John Stewart ●       Professor Craig Valli from Edith Cowan University’s School of Computer and Security Science in Perth, Australia ●       Glenn…

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Baking Security into the Culture at Cisco – A Tip of the Hat to the Security Knowledge Empowerment Team

…went looking for the right person to drive this effort to raise awareness and champion the importance of “baking security in” to our IT initiatives. With her 24+ years of security experience, Michele Guel, along with Brook Schoenfield and Vinay Bansal, were any leader’s definition of a “dream team.” Indeed, the team was recently honored by the SANS Institute with a National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for their efforts. While Michele Guel (in…

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