March 20, 2018


Talking through that busted bracket, how defense can help shore it up.

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Is it possible we can learn lessons about Financial Services security by watching NCAA Basketball? We sure can!

March 13, 2018


Is your Financial Service Firms defensive strategy stuck in the past?

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It’s that time of the year again.  The annual month where suddenly everyone is a college basketball expert; March Madness.  This past weekend, I found myself glued to my television...

October 9, 2017


Unscripted by Cisco: The First Chapters

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A look back at episode one with The University of British Columbia and a preview of Episode Two: Security for the non-traditional office with Avanade.

July 21, 2016


Top 5 Takeaways from Cisco Live US 2016

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Cisco Live US 2016 outdid itself this year. Just like our host city, Las Vegas, Cisco Live was action-packed and one of our best conferences yet. For 26 years, partners and mutual customers have gathered under one roof to experience and learn about Cisco’s newest innovations and solutions. This year, the message was clear – […]

July 7, 2016


Managing Security and Risk in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

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Cloud computing has rapidly matured in the market.  Many businesses have adopted private and public cloud strategies and have deployed on to cloud infrastructure users of cloud computing, especially when demand comes from lines of business rather than IT departments who already have strong security and privacy policies.  The desire to innovate rapidly and the […]

June 29, 2016


Don’t Just Sell Security; Sell Trust

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One of your customers’ top priorities IS securing their network. By now you’re more than versed with the pitfalls of security vulnerabilities and you’re using that knowledge every day to educate your customers. Have you seen how focused we are on security? You could say we’ve become passionate about it. We’ve changed our philosophy beyond […]

June 28, 2016


When Our Customers Succeed, We Succeed.

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Security is a hot topic around here. Our customers want it. Our businesses need it. Our partners can provide it. And none of us can be successful without it.   Recently I was talking with colleagues about how in a relatively short amount of time Cisco has established a market-leading position that was, in part, […]

December 10, 2015


Advanced Malware Protection Can Help Keep Defense Agencies’ Networks Secure

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It seems like these days, you can’t read the news without seeing something about a cyberattack or data breach. While the digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are creating huge opportunities for value creation in both the public and private sectors, they also create huge opportunities for security breaches. With an expanded attack […]

September 24, 2015


An Overview of Network Security Considerations for Cisco ACI Deployments

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Security continues to be top of mind with our customers and frequently comes up with customers who are evaluating new architectures. I have been in the networking industry for over two decades involved in multi-billion dollar product lines like Catalyst 5K/6K, MDS-9000, Nexus-7K, UCS, and now with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). I don’t claim to […]