Nick Smith

Team Lead

Security Research and Operations

Nick Smith is a 15 year InfoSec veteran who joined Cisco as part of the IntelliShield acquisition from Cybertrust in 2006. He is the Team Lead for the Cisco Legacy IPS Signature Development Team. He lives with his wife and three children in Columbus, Ohio and is a proud supporter of The Ohio State University athletic programs.


September 14, 2015


Anomaly vs Vulnerability Detection Using Cisco IPS

2 min read

The Cisco IPS network based intrusion prevention system (NIPS) uses signatures to detect network-based attacks. Signatures can be created in a variety of engines based on the type of network traffic being inspected. Cisco signatures have very flexible configurations. In this blog post, I will discuss the trade-offs between two basic approaches for signature configuration: […]