The Internet of Everything Including Security
It’s one thing to say that by 2020 the world will host 50 Billion Internet Protocol-connected devices. It’s even more amazing that the planet’s number of Internet-connected devices already exceeds the human population. So how do we secure tens of billions of devices when we know that the vast majority of them will not possess sufficient […]
A Culture of Transparency
Many Cisco customers with an interest in product security are aware of our security advisories and other publications issued by our Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). That awareness is probably more acute than usual following the recent Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication on September 25. But many may not be aware of […]
Mobility: No Longer a Risky Business?
Risk. It’s not just a strategic board game; in business it’s the analysis that determines the potential for loss. In today’s organization, the consumerization of IT has led to groundbreaking developments in the mobility space. The broad deployment of BYOD, coupled with the availability of corporate data and applications, have challenged how we define security. […]
Cisco’s onePK Part 2: Reaching out to a Network Element
Exordium In the previous installment of the onePK series, you received a crash course on Cisco’s onePK. In this article, you’ll take the next step with a fun little exposé on onePK’s C API. You will learn how to write a simple program to reach out and connect to a network element. This is staple […]
Razzle Dazzle v2.0
During World War I, British artist and navy officer Norman Wilkinson proposed the use of "Dazzle Camouflage" on ships. The concept behind Dazzle Camouflage, as Wilkinson explained, was to “paint...
Big Security—Mining Mountains of Log Data to Find Bad Stuff
Your network, servers, and a horde of laptops have been hacked. You might suspect it, or you might think it’s not possible, but it’s happened already. What’s your next move? The dilemma of the “next move” is that you can only discover an attack either as it’s happening, or after it’s already happened. In most […]
Ten Simple Ways to Enhance Cyber Security for You and Others
Hi there and welcome to today's U.S. National Cyber Security Awareness Month tip, courtesy of those of us involved in administering and/or contributing to Cisco Security Intelligence Operations!! For...
A Weekly Dose of Cyber Security Awareness
In any given week, one doesn't need to look very far to be reminded of the events and issues that can surface anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Given their modes...
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations NCSAM 2013
For the last couple of years, Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has released a series of blog posts for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme for this month from the National Cyber Security Alliance is “Our Shared Responsibility.” The Department of Homeland Security is running a series on this theme, as are many other private organizations. Our action and inaction […]