Commitment and Community: Cisco’s Security DNA
This is our final post in the series of SecCon-related articles. This post drives home the point made by Cisco's senior executives at the SecCon conference - security must be pervasive in every aspect of every product we design, develop, and deploy. It’s what our customers expect, and SecCon is one of the major delivery vehicles for creating a unified front within the engineering community as part of Cisco’s evolution towards the “Internet of Everything”.
Security Features vs. Securing Features
Here's the fourth in a series of posts revolving around the recently held Cisco SecCon 2012 (December 3-6) security conference. This post zeroes in on the fact that software vendors need to start focusing (more) on the overall security and quality of software, not just on the implementation of security features in products.
Securing Linux Based Products With CSDL
Here's the third in a series of posts revolving around the recently held Cisco SecCon 2012 (December 3-6) security conference. The focus of this post is on the Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle (CSDL), Cisco’s approach to building secure products and solutions, and specifically the release of two Cisco documents that have been an integral part of CSDL: “Linux Hardening Recommendations For Cisco Products” and “Product Security Baseline Linux Distribution Requirements."
Let’s Hack Some Cisco Gear at SecCon!
Here's the second in a series of posts discussing how Cisco SecCon 2012 (December 3-6) brought together hundreds of engineers, live and virtually, from Cisco offices around the globe with one common goal: to share their knowledge and learn best practices about how to increase the overall security posture of Cisco products.
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.