Security

March 26, 2013

SECURITY

Network Threats Are Hitching a Ride in Mobile Environments

Innovation never stops in the mobile world, and that rule applies to security threats as well. Network attacks are becoming more sophisticated and even high-tech businesses with the most advanced security may find themselves in the crosshairs as we shift to more devices and anywhere access. Just a few weeks ago, multiple leading social networking […]

March 22, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2013 FIRST Technical Colloquium

There is still time to register for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 2-3 2013. The event has a very exciting program covering, bitsquatting, webthreats, RPZ, Passive DNS, Real-world monitoring examples, Spamhaus, SIE, Cuckoo Sandbox, Malware Analysis and many more current issues facing the incident response community. The event’s line-up includes notables from Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), […]

March 21, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco AnyConnect + SAFE™

6,000 miles away from Cisco headquarters, the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Android was showcased at Samsung’s SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise) booth at Mobile World Congress 2013

March 20, 2013

SECURITY

March 2013 Cisco IOS Software Security Advisories: T-7 and Counting!

On Wednesday of next week, the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) will release the first Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication of 2013. As a reminder, Cisco releases bundles of Cisco IOS Software Security Advisories on the fourth Wednesday of March and September each calendar year. As is the case with the vast majority of our Security Advisories, vulnerabilities scheduled for disclosure in the upcoming bundle will normally have a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Base Score from 7.0 to 10.0.

March 19, 2013

SECURITY

Addressing Ongoing Security and Compliance Requirements

Organizations continue to face threats to their brands, reputations, and profits from attacks on their information systems. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is designed to protect credit card information. During my five-year tenure at Cisco, I’ve been focused on PCI. The challenge that we have faced when deploying a solution to help customers become compliant and maintain a secure enterprise is the complexity. At the various trade shows that I have attended to discuss PCI, I have encountered a lot of head-shaking and looks of disgust as I bring up the topic of PCI. To help simplify PCI compliance, Cisco has released the latest Cisco Compliance Solution for PCI DSS 2.0 to make it easier for organizations to maintain a secure, compliant network.

March 18, 2013

SECURITY

Tools of the Trade: cvrfparse

In this article, you will be provided a thorough treatise on an in-house developed tool for parsing and validating CVRF documents aptly named "cvrfparse". The article is split into two parts. The first part, intended for CVRF document producers and consumers, is a hands-on manual detailing how to use cvrfparse. The second part, intended for burgeoning Python programmers, explores some of the inner workings of the tool.

March 14, 2013

SECURITY

PCI-related Observations from RSA 2013

The author expresses concern over the apparent fear or lack of knowledge exhibited by attendees of the recently concluded RSA 2013 Conference.

March 13, 2013

SECURITY

Becoming PCI certified…is this within reach?

Anyone who has been involved with compliance knows that simplifying complexity is the key to maintaining a secure and compliant organization. It’s become quite apparent that sustaining compliance is a marathon, and the journey must be travelled with vigilance. This is not something that is an endpoint or a task, that once accomplished, can be […]

March 13, 2013

SECURITY

Three Transitions Driving Net-Centric Security

Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, John Stewart, kicks off a series of video blogs focused on the topic of Net-Centric Security.

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