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Marc Blackmer

Product Manager, Engineering

IoT Product Mgmt Networking

Marc Blackmer is a technologist, blogger, and cybersecurity professional who has spent more than 20 years assisting some of the world's top energy producers, financial institutions, and governments worldwide defend their critical assets from cyber threats. His technical background in information technology engineering, ICS and IoT cybersecurity, and IT governance, risk, and compliance, brings a unique perspective to addressing the threats facing organizations today.

Marc is an advocate for STEM/STEAM education. He is also the founder of 1NTERRUPT, a 501(c)(3) non-profit created to engage and intrigue students about the exciting world of cybersecurity.

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May 28, 2018

SECURITY

Join Us for Capture-the-Flag at Cisco Live Orlando

Cisco Live! US is almost here. Come for exciting keynotes and breakout sessions, then get hands-on with our latest technologies and face-to-face with the people who help build them.

April 26, 2018

SECURITY

Perspectives on Cryptomining

If you keep up with trends in security, you’ve likely heard about illicit cryptomining – software that hijacks system resources to generate cryptocurrencies. We’ve been busy updating our product portfolio...

October 18, 2017

SECURITY

Attacking the Weakest Link in the Supply Chain

What Just Happened?! Millions invested in the latest security technologies? Check. Your team trained on information security best practices? Check. Passed a third-party review of your security architecture? Check. So, how the hell were hundreds of your servers’ hard drives just destroyed by malware within minutes?! That’s exactly what your CEO, your Board and your […]

August 28, 2017

SECURITY

What’s in a Name? Threat Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and Extreme Snack Foods

What is in a name? A lot, actually. A rose by any other name would certainly smell just as sweet. But if I sold you a dozen dandelions, calling them roses, as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, neither of you would be none too pleased, would you? It makes me think of […]

June 27, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco IoT Threat Defense Debuts at Cisco Live

I’m psyched! Today we’re launching IoT Threat Defense, and it’s the most comprehensive security solution yet for the Internet of Things. And it couldn’t come a moment too soon. Let’s be frank. IoT devices, on the whole, aren’t capable of defending themselves from cyber-attacks. That means they can provide a means of access to their […]

May 23, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco IoT Threat Defense: Securing the IoT at Scale

Protect Vital Services in Advanced Medical Care, Automated Manufacturing, and Power Generation and Delivery From time to time, I find it’s helpful to pause and take stock of why I do what I do. Recently, I found myself talking with a CEO of a medical startup. Their goal was to improve the care of cancer […]

May 6, 2015

SECURITY

Industrial Cybersecurity and Service Delivery Don’t Need to Be Mutually Exclusive

Industrial control system (ICS) operators and owners have found themselves in an unenviable position. Once air-gapped, serial-based critical industrial control systems are now becoming more and more connected. And while...