Cisco Wraps Up 5th Annual SecCon Conference
Cisco SecCon is a security conference for Cisco engineers that focuses on two critical elements for a healthy corporate Security intelligence: 1) expansion of knowledge for all and 2) building a sense of community. Cisco recently allocated two days for intensive hands-on security training (held December 3-4), and then provided two general session days(December 5-6) to discuss a variety of security topics.
Bringing Up the Social Media Baby
According to a Nielsen study, social media is no longer in its infancy. No kidding. During the November military confrontation between Israel and Hamas, social media played a very grown-up role. What distinguished it from past politically-charged social media exchanges was the participation of state and pseudo-state spokespersons. Official announcements were issued by the Israeli […]
Network Attacks: The Who, What, Where and Why
As security practitioners, we generally see three types of perpetrators with different motives: Financial Political General trouble-making Each of these attackers can display various levels of organizational structure: Individual Well-organized, persistent group Ad-hoc groups pursuing a common purpose Each one of these subsets has their own techniques and goals, but unfortunately, can strike anywhere at […]
The Power of Mobility & Learning
The mobility trend holds great promise for improved productivity and new engagement models. These are most powerful in a learning effort—imagine learning anywhere and anytime. I just wish I had the Internet and the mobility that students have today when I went to school. Yet, mobility is an IT tsunami that will not recede. One […]
What Will 2013 Bring for Your Data Center Security?
With the end of the year fast approaching and the 31st Annual Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week, this post is dedicated to a quick reflection on emerging data center trends and their impact on security. The global technology analyst firm Ovum expects the market to become further focused on cost-savings and efficient internal IT […]
Cisco Presenting at BayThreat 2012 in Sunnyvale, CA
BayThreat 2012, the third annual information security conference in the South Bay of San Francisco, will be held December 7–8 at The Firehouse Brewery in downtown Sunnyvale, Calif. This technical conference is well attended by security professionals from the top technology companies in the South Bay. Randy Ivener and Joe Karpenko, security specialists from Cisco […]
Cyber Security Survival for the Holidays
A couple of days ago, I participated in a Social Video Broadcast about cyber security survival tips for the holiday season. Some of my advice is familiar. Use stronger passwords, apply the “smell test” to too-good-to-be-true on-line offers, read the manual—especially the parts about account set up and security—when turning on a new device. Others […]
Cisco and the Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
Fellow Technologists, Why are standards so important in Information Technology? Standards enable interoperability between complex systems. Many enterprises look to products that use these standards for easy integration between their existing and new systems, as well as lowering design, development, and production costs. Further, standards allow innovation, enabling new solutions that solve business problems. Cisco has […]
Ask the Data Center Expert, Partner Edition: Southeast Asia and the Rapidly Changing Landscape
The following are excerpts from an interview with Wong IK Ming, Director, eSURIA MENTARI SYSTEMS SDN BHD. From halfway around the globe in fabulous Singapore, I was delighted to have the chance to interview Wong IK Ming, a Cisco Certified Partner covering Southeast Asian nations, to get his perspectives on data center security opportunities. Tell […]
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