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Christian Janoff

Enterprise Architect, Compliance

Security Technology Group

Christian Janoff is an enterprise architect in the Security Technology Group at Cisco. He leads governance, risk and compliance initiatives and is the co-author of Cisco's Compliance Solution for PCI. He has been a member of the PCI Council since 2007 and currently sits on the Board of Advisors, serving his second elected term. He has 15 years of technical experience focused on Fortune 500 companies and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Articles

May 8, 2017

SECURITY

Secure the Branch by Securing the Business

The SAFE model provides a customizable reference architecture to meet your company’s specific business needs, with several viewpoints to provide the right level of clarity for all audiences.

June 30, 2016

SECURITY

Building a Secure Architecture with Cisco SAFE

The biggest challenge in securing companies today is complexity. Too many attacks, but also, too many defenses. And, they keep growing. Maddening.  But, there is a new security reference that simplifies this Herculean task. Cisco SAFE uses a model and a method to guide you. SAFE uses a model to organize the network into logical […]

May 26, 2016

SECURITY

Simplifying end-to-end security with SAFE

End-to-end security tends to be very abstract and difficult for humans to visualize. The challenges of designing, building and maintaining networks with security across every business case and each part of your network is no simple task. It requires that you know why you are building the network from a business perspective, and then, how […]

February 9, 2016

SECURITY

Simplifying Security Architectures with SAFE

Safe. The very sound of it resonates with security. It is with some irony that Cisco has decided to reuse the term. Why ironic? For one, there is the idea among security folk that in reality, nothing is entirely safe. Why would Cisco sell intrusion detection if no intruders can, well…intrude? For those of you […]

January 6, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

We Hear You: Retail Security Should Be Simple and SAFE

Retailers are in the business to sell, not to be stolen from. And they don’t set up shop to buy security products from companies like Cisco. However, attackers who target retailers have discovered that it’s much more lucrative to shoplift virtually rather than physically. So even if you focus on security rather than selling, you […]

Batman, TrustSec, and PCI

One of my passions is around PCI compliance. I know that sounds oxymoronic. How can someone actually be passionate about something as dry as compliance? Well, for the sake of argument, I prefer delusional rationalization. I think of myself as Batman! I don’t have his intelligence, money, car, or cape (well, I do have the […]

March 5, 2014

SECURITY

Batman, TrustSec, and PCI

One of my passions is around PCI compliance. I know that sounds oxymoronic. How can someone actually be passionate about something as dry as compliance? Well, for the sake of argument, I prefer delusional rationalization. I think of myself as Batman! I don’t have his intelligence, money, car, or cape (well, I do have the […]

March 13, 2013

SECURITY

Becoming PCI certified…is this within reach?

Anyone who has been involved with compliance knows that simplifying complexity is the key to maintaining a secure and compliant organization. It’s become quite apparent that sustaining compliance is a marathon, and the journey must be travelled with vigilance. This is not something that is an endpoint or a task, that once accomplished, can be […]