Corporate Social Responsibility

Seeing the Source: How Blockchain Can Improve Mineral Traceability

At Cisco, we believe that making the world a better place with our technology begins with how that technology is made. Like many companies in the electronics industry, our products contain metals such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. We know that at some mines there are serious risks to human rights and the environment. We want to be sure that our products and the materials in them are ethically sourced.

The Cybersecurity Talent Shortfall: How the Cisco Networking Academy is Meeting the Demand

According to the FBI’s annual Internet Crime Report, in the United States alone, cybercrime cost organizations $2.7 billion in 2018. These costs not only include service disruption, but loss of productivity, reputation damage, and other business impacts. There are many cybersecurity education programs available, but are they effectively preparing students to join the workforce?

Data, Privacy and You: How To Manage Data Privacy and Teach It to Children

As a data privacy expert and mother of two, Cisco's Lorena Marciano often gets asked by parents about how they can protect their children's privacy online. Here's what she recommends.

Cisco Expands Support for Veterans and Military Spouses

When Heather Dickey began unpacking her house from the move to Herndon, Virginia for the second time, the last thing on her mind was ‘I need to get a job’....

Captaining Shark-Detecting Drones in Australia

Drones have many practical oceanic applications including everything from real-time shore alerts when sharks are present to collecting humpback whale exhale condensate -- or snot -- to track whale health.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Launches with Special India Impact Prize

On October 15, 2019, Cisco launched its fourth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, a worldwide search for the next technology startup greatly impacting people, society or the planet.

How the AbilITy Cisco Networking Academy is Turning Disability into Opportunity

The abilITy Cisco Networking Academy is a six-month intensive networking technology education program that uses Cisco’s Networking Academy curricula, adapted it to serve people with disabilities.

How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

Drones are changing public safety operations for the better. New emerging drone technologies offer the promise of reducing search times, improving situational awareness, enhancing team safety, reducing costs, and even the potential of delivering medical supplies ahead of rescue teams. But sound research must be utilized to measure the positive impacts in order to make sure drones are utilized appropriately.

Making a Big Impact in a Small Town Started in the Classroom

“When I first gave them the assignment, I got a lot of ‘I can’t.’ So I asked them to identify ways they could make a dent in the problem, explaining if they can do it, then someone else can do it too,” Mr. Miller explained. “I think that’s the great thing about GPS. It gets kids thinking and excited about what they can do.”