#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about SAFE Simplifies Security with Cisco Security Solution Architect, Christian Janoff.

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Christian Janoff, Security Solution Architect

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Jake Gillen (@jakegillen & @ITSEC_jakeg), Senior Security
Brad Haynes (@GK_bradhaynes), Client Solutions Specialist
Ed Walsh (@vEddieW), CTO Evangelist

Brian Remmel (@bremmel)


  • Talking about SAFE
  • The history of SAFE
  • How SAFE was brought back with added capabilities
  • Identify threat risks in your environment and apply to your needs
  • SAFE got people into security mode and now we are taking it to the next level
  • What does SAFE stand for? What is SAFE? Christian walks you through it.
  • It’s a model and idea to simplify security today
  • Secure Services, Threat Defense, Segmentation, Compliance, Security Intelligence, Management
  • SAFE Overview Graphic
  • More information about SAFE can be found on Cisco SAFE home page:
  • We are aligned with Cisco Talos group
  • Cisco Resources shared:
  • Open Group standards: TOGAF
  • There is not a good definition of the word risk. Christian is working on defining this within the field so everyone is speaking the same language
  • Christain ends with what people can expect to see in the future from Cisco around SAFE

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