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Vinny Parla

Principal Architect

Office of the Security CTO

Vinny Parla is a member of the Office of the Security CTO working on next generation security initiatives for Cisco. Prior to joining the CTO office, Vinny was the lead architect for the Secure Access and Mobility group at Cisco. Vinny has extensive experience architecting end-to-end security solutions and leading large development teams in building innovative products for enterprise customers.

Articles

October 4, 2019

SECURITY

Using CESA to Solve Endpoint Blindness for a World Class InfoSec Team

Cisco Endpoint Security Analytics (CESA) Built on Splunk brings together the endpoint behavioral visibility of Cisco’s AnyConnect Network Visibility Module (NVM) and the data transformation power of Splunk analytics.

December 23, 2015

SECURITY

New Cisco AnyConnect Network Visibility Module App for Splunk

Users on the network are an important layer of an organization’s security strategy – and a particularly vulnerable one. In fact, a recent IBM cybersecurity report found that human error was a contributing factor in 95% of all security incidents! It is critical to know what users are doing on the network, especially since some […]

November 16, 2015

SECURITY

An introduction to the new Cisco Network Visibility Flow Protocol (nvzFlow)

As recently announced, Cisco AnyConnect 4.2 extends visibility to the endpoint with the Network Visibility Module (NVM).  Users are one of the most vulnerable parts of any security strategy, with 78% of organizations saying in a recent survey that a malicious or negligent employee had been the cause of a breach.  However, until now, IT Administrators […]

September 10, 2013

SECURITY

MS Detours: Ongoing vigilance keeps customers on the right track.

This post discusses the potential for vulnerabilities to be present in software products due to the use of 3rd party Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs). In some cases the DLLs that are injected end up with privileges, or permissions, that are far greater than what should be allowed.