Security

April 19, 2013

SECURITY

Security Automation Live Webcast!

UPDATE: Webcast information is also now available at the Cisco Live 365 site Many network security administrators are struggling to keep their network “up-to-date” with the constant release of new vulnerabilities and software fixes. At the same time, they’re under pressure to provide near 100% availability of key business services and systems. Every time a […]

April 18, 2013

SECURITY

Yesterday Boston, Today Waco, Tomorrow Malware

At 10:30 UTC one of the botnet spam campaigns we discussed yesterday took a shift to focus on the recent explosion in Texas. The miscreants responded to the tragic events in Texas almost immediately. The volume of the attack is similar to what we witnessed yesterday with the maximum volume peaking above 50% of all spam sent. We've seen 23 unique sites hosting the malware. This is an attempt to grow the botnet.

April 18, 2013

SECURITY

Effective Global Threat Intelligence Doesn’t Just Happen

The concept of crowd sourcing cyber intelligence may sound like an unstructured process, but there’s more to it than that. First, you need to remember that all crowds consist of collections of individuals contributing to the community knowledge base. Second, someone has to take responsibility for gathering data from the crowd, analyzing it, and refining it into actionable information that crowd members can apply to their unique situations.

April 17, 2013

SECURITY

Massive Spam and Malware Campaign Following the Boston Tragedy

Summary On April 16th at 11:00pm GMT, the first of two botnets began a massive spam campaign to take advantage of the recent Boston tragedy. The spam messages claim to contain news concerning the Boston Marathon bombing. The spam messages contain a link to a site that claims to have videos of explosions from the […]

April 17, 2013

SECURITY

Virtually There! Cisco Announces Availability of Virtual Web Security Appliance

Cisco is offering its market-leading S-Series web security appliances in a virtual form factor: the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance (WSAV). You can instantly provision the WSAV where you need them to respond to sudden capacity spikes or to meet business objectives. It runs on VMware ESXi Hypervisor and 
Cisco UCS® servers and you can mix and match deployments of both physical WSA appliances as well as virtual appliances.

April 16, 2013

SECURITY

Accelerating Real World Cybersecurity Solutions Through Private-Public Partnerships

Established in 2012 through a partnership between NIST, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) was conceived to advance innovation through the rapid identification, integration, and adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions. NCCoE collaborates with industry leaders through its National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) initiative to develop real-world cybersecurity capabilities. As a NCEP member and key collaborator, Cisco is dedicated to furthering the mission of securing cyberspace for all.

April 16, 2013

SECURITY

Embracing Security Related User Groups

Security is a tough nut that can’t be cracked by one alone—neither technology nor research, neither corporations nor start-ups, and neither products nor processes. None of these alone can crack the security nut. The most important part of the problem and solution is people! Nothing beats the efforts of few passionate people collaborating for a cause.

April 15, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco Security Disclosure: Help Us Help You!

The decision to deliver the biannual (on the fourth Wednesday of every March and September) Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication brought with it many challenges, process changes, and—in the end—a format for Cisco Vulnerability Disclosure that we hope addresses at least some of your concerns. What we would like to get now is feedback from our customers on how the bundle delivery format has changed your lives (well, at least during working hours!), for better or for worse, when it comes to dealing with Cisco PSIRT security vulnerabilities identified in your Cisco IOS environment. The information you provide in this survey will help Cisco to continue to evolve our vulnerability disclosure process to address your challenges and concerns, just as we did back in 2008 when we listened to you and developed the Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory bundle process.

April 12, 2013

SECURITY

Making Global Threat Intelligence Locally Actionable

In this video blog post John Stewart, Cisco's Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Senior Vice President, highlights the fact that there is a wealth of threat intelligence available on a global basis and how to best make use of that intelligence data to protect our network infrastructure.

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