Batman, TrustSec, and PCI
One of my passions is around PCI compliance. I know that sounds oxymoronic. How can someone actually be passionate about something as dry as compliance? Well, for the sake of argument, I prefer delusional rationalization. I think of myself as Batman! I don’t have his intelligence, money, car, or cape (well, I do have the […]
Big Data Ecosystem Challenges
Information security is one of the largest business problems facing organisations. Log data generated from networks and computer systems can be aggregated, stored, and analysed to identify where misuse occurs. The enormous amount of data involved in these analyses is beyond the capability of traditional systems and requires a new, big data approach. Given the […]
Cisco SVP Chris Young’s RSA Keynote – On-Demand
On Thursday, February 27, at the 2014 RSA Conference, Chris Young, senior vice president of Cisco’s Security Business Group, and Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, delivered a keynote address on “The New Model of Security.” If you missed the conference in person, you can now join us online, in the Cisco Security […]
Introducing Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics
“There is no silver bullet.” That’s one of our favorite sayings at Cisco Security. We use it to convey the point that malware prevention is not 100%. As new attack...
Join the Challenge: Secure the Internet of Things
We’re connecting more of our world every day through smart, IP-enabled devices ranging from home appliances, healthcare devices, and industrial equipment. These new connected devices are offering new ways to share information and are changing the way we live. This technology transformation is what we call the Internet of Things (IoT) – and it is […]
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...
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 […]
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 . Cryptography is a particularly beautiful […]
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 […]
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