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Scott Pope

Director, Product Management & Business Development

Security Technical Alliances Ecosystem

Scott Pope has held positions in network engineering, market strategy and technical product management at global service providers and networking equipment vendors covering a wide range of data and voice networking technologies. Since 1998 Scott has driven product strategy for many aspects of network security ranging from VPN and firewall to threat management for both wired and wireless networks. Scott currently concentrates his efforts on the Cisco Security technology partner ecosystem, as well other industry partnerships across the Cisco security portfolio.

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October 18, 2017

SECURITY

Joining Forces for Cybersecurity Openness – Cisco pxGrid and McAfee OpenDXL

Interoperation of two leading security integration frameworks delivers unprecedented breadth in multi-vendor collaboration.  Simplifies security vendor integration for customers. There is strength in numbers.  Here the strength is in the number 2, because it equals almost 100.  Funny math you say?  Well let me explain. Here the “2” is Cisco and McAfee, two leaders in […]

September 28, 2016

SECURITY

Creating a “Kill Switch” in the Cybersecurity “Kill Chain”

“Kill chain,” a cybersecurity term coined by Lockheed Martin, is shorthand for how cyber criminals target, recon, develop, and eventually penetrate their targets.  It’s among the hottest buzzwords in the cybersecurity industry right now, with many security products talking about how they address the kill chain.  But playing buzzword bingo in tech often results in […]

June 28, 2016

SECURITY

Better Security Through Openness and Multi-Vendor Integration

Cisco Further Expands Technology Partner Ecosystem – New Partners and New Tech Integration Areas  Security is an interconnected system, not a bunch of disparate boxes.  Like a school of fish, security should operate collaboratively to accomplish a goal. Not just for the sake of “integration”, but because the very nature of securing networks, applications and […]

November 3, 2015

SECURITY

Cisco pxGrid Caps First Year in Market with Nine New Ecosystem Partners and More Security Standards Work

An often overused yarn of our day is that “we live in an increasingly more connected world.” While overused, I can’t think of any better way to describe what Cisco is doing in our security ecosystem with Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid). And it has been quite an active first year since release of pxGrid […]

January 21, 2015

SECURITY

Using Cisco ISE Data to Drive Enhanced Event Visibility in Splunk

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is commonly associated with use as a network access policy, BYOD and AAA platform. But to do its job in network policy, ISE collects a great breadth of telemetry about network users and devices. Whether a device is trying to access the network or is already connected, ISE knows specifics […]

September 11, 2013

SECURITY

More Effective Threat Visibility Using Identity and Device-Type Context

The focus of this post is on the use of ISE in collaboration with existing Security Event & Information Management (SIEM) and Threat Defense (TD) systems.to help customers automate the analysis of which security events in an environment require immediate attention more accurately and quickly.

June 13, 2013

SECURITY

Identity and Device Aware IT Platforms Make Life Easier

Life is generally a lot easier when you have all the facts.  Especially if those facts are actually accurate.  Nowhere does this ring more true than in the life of an IT professional. Often times a day in an IT shop is a lot like that grade school game of telephone where information gets passed […]