Cisco Responds to Biden Administration Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Memorandum
Cisco's Eric Wenger, Senior Director of Technology Policy, Global Government Affairs, welcomes the continued attention that the U.S. federal government is applying to secure critical infrastructure (CI).
Are Openness and Security Both Possible in a 5G World?
Well-designed, open wireless network architectures using Open RAN can actually yield security benefits over closed architectures, but federally-funded research is a critical step on that path.
Security in Open RAN Networks
Many mobile network operators are considering deployment of open, decomposed, and modular radio access networks for 5G advanced wireless networks. The business rationale for adopting this network architecture is evident in light of the current state of the supply chain for network infrastructure. The current pool of vendors for technology in the Radio Access Network […]
Building an Effective Privacy Framework
We are encouraged to see NIST building on the model of the highly successful Cybersecurity Framework CSF to address privacy and data protection concerns. The CSF has proved the power...
Fighting for Encryption & Security Around the World
Last week, my colleagues Tim Fawcett, Matt Carling and I had the honour and pleasure of representing Cisco in a hearing before theAustralian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security....
A Modern Approach to Cybersecurity & Privacy in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) covers a wide range of trade issues, but it also demonstrates how all three governments share a common vision and commitment to effective cyber-risk management.
CLOUD Act Forecast: Opportunity for Greater Transparency
Passage of the CLOUD Act in the U.S. and the subsequent dismissal of the “Ireland Warrant” litigation raises two important questions about cross-border data storage and regulation.
US Justice Department Advises Prosecutors: Seek Data from Enterprises Rather than Cloud Service Providers
At Cisco, we have long advocated that “data and communications stored in the cloud should receive equivalent protections against unreasonable government search and seizure just like documents stored on premises or in paper files.” I was, therefore, pleased to see new guidance from my former colleagues in the US Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section supporting […]
Cisco Weighs in on Mobile Privacy Case
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case, U.S. v. Carpenter, that turns upon the “third-party doctrine.” The question before the court is whether cell phone location information obtained from a third-party mobile service provider should require the government to get a “probable cause” warrant instead of a court order requiring a lower […]