#CiscoChampion Radio, S3|Ep. 3. 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report

January 26, 2016 - 0 Comments

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re discussing the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report with Cisco Subject Matter Expert Tim Gurganus.

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Cisco Guest

Tim Gurganus (@hotzoner), Security Incident Manager at Cisco

Tim is a Security Incident Manager with Cisco Active Threat Analytics. He monitors security of Cisco’s largest customers, including Hospitals, financial service companies, and others. He helps to make sure a method exists to detect and mitigate attacks across Cisco’s customers. Tim contributed to the threat intelligence section of the Annual Security Report.

Cisco Champion Hosts

  • Brandon Carroll (@brandoncarroll), Network Security Solutions Engineer
  • Jake Gillen  (@jakegillen), Senior Security Engineer
  • Chris Brown (@ChrisKnowsIT), Senior Network Operations Manager


2016annualsecurityreportPodcast Discussion Topics:

  • How attackers are using trusted resources to launch attacks
  • Educating non-savvy users about the dangers of exploits
  • The value of DNS to combat attacks
  • The impact of increased encryption for attackers and defenders
  • The importance of big data and analytics
  • Decreasing levels of confidence in security preparedness
  • Cisco’s focus on security
  • SMB security challenges
  • Closing the innovation gap
  • Time to Detection as a security metric
  • Industry collaboration disrupting attacker infrastructure


For more security trends and insights from Cisco, download the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report.



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