CSDL

July 16, 2020

NETWORKING

The Transformation of Software Testing

A shift in mindset is required to digitize software development. Integrating testing developers into the early design and develop stages benefit customers as well as development teams.

April 30, 2020

NETWORKING

A Mindset Shift for Digitizing Software Development and Delivery

For professionals who build software solutions, the digitization of software development focuses on improving productivity, consistency, and efficiency resulting in the democratization of team-based development.

April 20, 2020

NETWORKING

Trustworthy Networking is Not Just Technological, It’s Cultural

With the multitude of dangers constantly testing networks, there should be no such concept of “implicit trust”. At the core of the defensive network is the principle of proven trustworthy hardware and software, working in conjunction to protect network devices, data, and applications from attacks.

April 19, 2018

SECURITY

The Cybersecurity Journey – Always Changing, Always Growing

When I started working on the Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle, I was the only woman in a group of over fifty men.

February 23, 2017

SECURITY

Recognized Excellence in Trustworthy Product Development and Pervasive Data Protection

Last week at RSA, the 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards honored three teams from the Cisco Security and Trust Organization for their work in leading security practices.

February 10, 2016

SECURITY

Built-In Security: Sharing the ‘How’

I work with a lot of customers discussing how they can reduce their cyber risk and increase resiliency with an effective security strategy. It’s easy to talk about leading practices for security, but figuring out how to put them into practice can be a whole other story. As I mentioned in a recent post, the […]

December 20, 2013

SECURITY

2014: A Look Ahead

It’s December and the 2013 cyber security news cycle has just about run its course. We’ve seen more and increasingly virulent attacks, continued “innovation” by adversaries, and a minor revival of distributed denial of services (DDOS) actions perpetrated by hacktivists and other socio-politically motived actors. Against this, Cisco stood up tall in recognizing the importance […]

December 2, 2013

SECURITY

SecCon 2013: Global and Local

SecCon is our internal security conference, which for the past five years has taken place live in San Jose. Many industry recognized experts  over the years have graced the stage, and the security community at Cisco looks forward to each December where we gather together to network  and  learn  about the new threats that face […]

December 19, 2012

SECURITY

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."