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2011 – A Very Good Year for Government Product Certifications at Cisco

…unique product certification requirements. Not only does this impact the ability of vendors to improve product security but it reduces the portfolio of products customers have to choose from, thereby potentially reducing the security of their networks against emerging cyber security threats. 2012 will be an exciting year at Cisco for government product certifications. We will continue to look for ways to scale, both internally and externally,…

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Cisco Releases the 2011 Annual Security Report

Organizations are faced with providing security for employees that are rapidly adopting new technology in their personal and professional lives and expect their work environments and employers to do the same. As the data from the new Cisco 2011 Annual Security Report and the Cisco Connected World Technology Report Chapter 3 show, organizations that do not or cannot provide that type of environment are at risk of losing the ability to compete for…

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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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