Security

February 26, 2014

SECURITY

Malware is Everywhere. Now, so is Advanced Malware Protection from Cisco.

Malware is everywhere and it’s incredibly challenging to combat, using whatever unprotected path exists to reach its target and accomplish its mission. Malware has become the weapon of choice for...

February 25, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Announces OpenAppID – the Next Open Source ‘Game Changer’ in Cybersecurity

One of the big lessons I learned during the early days, when I was first creating Snort®, was that the open source model was an incredibly strong way to build great software and attack difficult problems in a way that the user community rallied around. I still see this as one of the chief strengths […]

February 25, 2014

SECURITY

Trust but Verify and Verify and Verify Again

Two recent disclosures show that often the weaknesses in cryptography lie not in the algorithms themselves, but in the implementation of these algorithms in functional computer instructions. Mathematics is beautiful. Or at least mathematics triggers the same parts of our brain that respond to beauty in art and music [1]. Cryptography is a particularly beautiful […]

February 24, 2014

SECURITY

What will Security for the Network of the Future Look Like?

In the next few years, there will be more mobile users and more mobile connections than ever: By 2018, there will be 4.9 billion mobile users, up from 4.1 billion in 2013, according to the newly released Cisco VNI forecast In addition, there will be 10 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, which includes 8 billion […]

February 20, 2014

SECURITY

Secure Access for the Real World, Really?

Yes, really. I just got back from Cisco Live! Milan where Chris Young, Senior VP at Cisco, spoke to the Cisco security story, Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World. The Cisco security strategy addresses many security challenges across a range of attack vectors (network, endpoint, mobile devices, cloud, or virtual). It covers the entire attack […]

February 19, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2014 FIRST Technical Colloquium

The registration is now open and there is still time left to respond to the call for papers for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 7-8, 2014. Please contact us at amsterdam-tc@first.org for speaker engagements. The event already has an exciting preliminary program covering: Savvy Attribution in the DNS – Using DNS to Geo-locate Malicious […]

February 14, 2014

SECURITY

Email Attackers Tune Pitch for Wide Appeal

In recent weeks, the volume of malicious email carrying attachments has increased substantially. To entice recipients into opening those attachments, attackers are employing pitches across a wide range of subjects.  In doing so, they are defeating the often doled out advice to not open attachments in email received unexpectedly. One of the more striking examples […]

February 14, 2014

SECURITY

Safety first, business second, security none?

Based on 25 years of professional experience in various businesses around the globe, I can say that many industry verticals have a pretty good state of safety culture as it relates to the health and safety of their employees.  This is especially true for companies involved in high-risk businesses such as oil and gas, (nuclear) […]

February 13, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Live! Milan Session Videos and Documents Now Available!

If you were unable to attend Cisco Live! Milan, or weren't able to attend all the sessions that interested you, Cisco has...