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William Nellis

Systems Architect

I started in technology building networks as a United States Marine over 20 years ago, since then I also was privileged to spend many long nights building out the internet in Arizona in the 2000’s and helping merge financial institutions following the economic challenges of 2008.

I current live and work in Phoenix with my wife, 3 children, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a bearded dragon.

Articles

January 24, 2023

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Using Technology to Meet Asset Management Requirements for FFIEC Regulations

There are several ways that tooling and automation can be used to satisfy FFIEC Operations' asset management requirements. Here, we cover two different approaches to managing assets: an enterprise-ready, multivendor cross-architecture solution and an example of functional code using APIs across existing Cisco controller solutions.

November 16, 2022

DEVELOPER

Using APIs to create a Multidomain Inventory for Asset Management

IT Administrators are tasked with knowing and securing all of their IT infrastructure. Any single tool needs to fit into a framework capable of managing multiple operating systems and vendor implementations. See how this can be done practically using functional, easy-to-use code that can create a single asset management table.

October 4, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The FFIEC’s Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations book

In the third part of the series on the FFIEC regulations read a thorough yet high level summary of the Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations (AIO) booklet. This booklet focuses on enterprise-wide, process-oriented approaches that relate to the design of technology within the overall business structure.

August 9, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FFIEC Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Tool

The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool and derivative can help companies' operations. We break it down to assist your IT Architects manage cybersecurity financial regulations.

July 26, 2022

DEVELOPER

Get Hands-on with the Meraki API in the DevNet Sandbox

Play with the Meraki API in the DevNet Sandbox. See how easy it is to programmatically control and manage all aspects of your network and create meaningful results.

July 12, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

An Introduction to Understanding FFIEC Regulations

Introducing a series of blogs on IT Governance in Financial Services to help financial institutions navigate the regulatory IT environment. Cisco alleviates key operational concerns by helping with regulatory IT concepts and requirements, simplifying the hardening of systems, and streamlining audits.

November 25, 2020

DEVELOPER

Enabling Integration via Webex Teams – All Together Now

Check out the code on GitHub to see how you can enable webhook integration for Webex teams so that your products can send notifications into Teams just like they can into email.

August 24, 2020

DEVELOPER

A Simple Webex Teams Bot for Good (v2 – Cloud Edition)

See how I used the Webex teams SDK and a raspberry pi to quickly setup a webex teams bot.

July 29, 2020

DEVELOPER

The DevNet Associate Certification: Foundational Skills for the Next 20 Years

Hear why the DevNet Associate and Core exams are focused on cornerstone technologies that are both fundamental and pervasive.