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Protecting your small business starts with email security

…but it definitely starts with locking down all possible entry points; physical and virtual. You need to install security devices and software at every point on your network by which someone from the outside could gain access to your company data. For most small businesses, the first place to start is email security. Results from the recently released Cisco 2010 Midyear Security Report indicate the need for increasing vigilance in battening dow…


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The big cost of spam & viruses for small business

…little research to find out the real costs and I was stunned, to be honest. Every year Cisco puts out an annual security report based on independent research and our own data. The 2010 Midyear Security Report was just released. Spam According to the Cisco report; in 2010 the volume of global spam is expected to be 30-40% higher than it was in 2009. Spam can be a mere black hole of productivity, or it could be much more; it could viruses or malw…


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Cybersecurity Action at the White House

…ions around the world, including the United States federal government, are working towards a common goal to make cyberspace a safer place. My visit last week to the White House to attend a national cybersecurity event further confirmed this notion. Back in March this year, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano challenged everyone to come up with the best ideas for clearly and comprehensively raising cybersecurity


Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility

What do the Smart Grid, Cyber bullying and a company’s IT infrastructure have in common?  According to President Obama, one very real serious economic and national security threat – cybersecurity. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security put out a challenge: send us your most creative ideas on how to enhance public awareness on the importance of cybersecurity.  Cisco met this challenge along with 80 grou…


Cisco wins National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge Award

…tano announced that Cisco had been named the winner of the Best Publicity and Marketing category of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge. The Department received more than 80 proposals, in seven categories.  The winners will be used as part of the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign in October 2010. Cisco’s proposal aligns with this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign theme — “Our…