Cisco Umbrella

January 31, 2018

SECURITY

Better design for simpler, more effective security

Few will contest the notion that security is complex. Evolving threats.  Clever, motivated attackers.   And all too often, vendor-inflicted complexity of managing security from the mismatched consoles from dozens of...

December 18, 2017

DEVELOPER

Cyber Security is As Much about People as Technology

Cisco hosted the Southern California Cybercup Challenge in December in Cisco’s Customer Experience Center, and I was lucky to welcome a group of college and high school kids from across...

December 14, 2017

SECURITY

Now Available: Cisco Security Connector for iOS

We’re excited to announce the availability of the Cisco Security Connector app for iOS, a first of its kind enterprise security solution for iPhone and iPad. Working with Apple, our team of engineers used new platform capabilities and APIs embedded into iOS 11 to deliver the deepest visibility and control for enterprise-owned iOS devices. So […]

November 13, 2017

SECURITY

Immunize your endpoints with AMP and Umbrella

You wake up this morning, and you feel miserable and tired. Getting out of bed is the worst, but you stumble down the hall with a heavy head, chills, and a serious case of congestion just to get a glass of water. All signs point to the flu. What a way to start the day! […]

November 1, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco Expands Its Multicloud Security Portfolio

The traditional corporate data center is still the hub for most enterprises, but increasingly organizations are leveraging the benefits of the multicloud world to drive operational efficiencies, scale and expand growth. While the benefits are clear, securing multicloud environments like SaaS apps, public cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments is complex. Users are increasingly self-selecting […]

October 25, 2017

SECURITY

Gartner releases report on the transformation of the SWG market

On September 12, Gartner – the leading research and advisory company – released a competitive report on the secure web gateway (SWG) market. The report highlights the significant transformation as the traditional SWG gives way to a new platform –– the secure internet gateway (SIG). Gartner states, “the SIG service platform offers a new promise to […]

September 14, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 18: Chris Riviere, Cisco

Cloud security is the kind of topic that can make you sigh, shake your head, and quickly look for some other, less daunting project to deal with—no doubt about it. I mean honestly—what do you even define as “cloud” in your particular environment, and what constitutes “secure”? Is your only job to worry about your […]

August 7, 2017

SECURITY

Open Source Threat Intel: GOSINT

It’s our pleasure to announce the public availability of GOSINT – the open source intelligence gathering and processing framework. GOSINT allows a security analyst to collect and standardize structured and unstructured threat intelligence. Applying threat intelligence to security operations enriches alert data with additional confidence, context, and co-occurrence. This means that you are applying research […]

July 27, 2017

SECURITY

Black Hat USA 2017: Cisco Umbrella Joins the NOC

Cisco Cloud Based Security in the SOC Black Hat USA marked its 20th anniversary this year. The members of the NOC management showed me photos of the original NOC: a single router in a closet. The NOC has grown with the conference; into a well-managed team of experts from around the globe, from various vendors […]