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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Marking the 11th Annual #NCSAM

October 1st marks the beginning of the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Throughout the month the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies will be hosting various events throughout the country to discuss new cybersecurity issues, our cybersecurity infrastructure and our ability to prevent and mitigate national cyber threats. NCSAM is not just about cybe…

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Greater Dynamic Controls for Secure Access and Mobility

…to power controls. In addition to meeting demands of workers and all of these connected devices, there are also security challenges associated with connecting these devices into business networks to balance productivity with keeping advanced security threats, insider misuse and data breaches at bay. According to the Ponemon Institute 2013 State of the Endpoint Report, 80 percent of respondents believe laptops and other mobile data-bearing device…

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Plant Floor Virtualization: A Transformative Technology

…wo. Benefits of the Virtualized Plant Floor A virtualized plant floor provides: Risk avoidance and strengthened security as updates and security patches are handled centrally, helping to ensure consistent updates with minimal downtime. Greater flexibility to add or expand production lines or new plants, even integrating mergers and acquisitions, because all devices run a standard software image that can be easily downloaded. Better control of IT…

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Looking Forward to Cisco’s Internal Security Conference: SecCon 2014

Cisco’s internal security conference (SecCon) is just around the corner and this year marks our seventh anniversary! In previous years SecCon participants heard from a renowned privacy specialist, a Chief Security Officer from a large customer, a cyber security coordinator for two U.S. Presidents, and a self-described gentleman thief. This year we are delighted to welcome another lineup of top-notch industry-leading speakers, including: Alex St…

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – September 19, 2014

…e way. Here’s what you might have missed this week: Off the Top Cisco made an exciting announcement this week in security this week with the industry’s first threat-focused next generation firewall – the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services – as well as enhancements to Cisco’s Security Channel Partner Program. Al Jacobellis provides an overview and discusses two major security specializations and incentive programs to help drive growth and relevance…

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