data protection

December 5, 2016

SECURITY

Cisco Signs on with Privacy Shield

As I blogged in July of this year, Cisco supports protecting and enabling the international flow of personal data that furthers a progressive economy. To that end, we received official word that we are loud, proud, and on the list for the Privacy Shield – the voluntary, self-certification framework for EU-US data transfer. Why is […]

November 1, 2016

DATA CENTER

Introducing UCS S-Series: Data Unstored

I frequently meet with customers who are trying to “unstore” more of their data, use it in real time, and unlock the latent value that’s contained there. In many ways this is the heart of digital transformation…but it’s also something that’s historically been a challenge to do in an economical and manageable way as data […]

October 10, 2016

SECURITY

Cybersecurity Awareness Begins – and Ends – with Employees

People are a core component of an organization’s protection efforts, and organizations should place employees at the center of their security efforts.

July 20, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data

We welcome and strongly support Microsoft’s successful challenge of a federal criminal search warrant for messages stored on an email server located in Ireland. The decision from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals supports the protection of data stored in the cloud, and it provides overseas customers of US companies greater confidence that their […]

July 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

Commvault Data Protection for HyperConverged Environments

You might remember a blog from our own Todd Brannon called “All about that BaaS” which outlined a jointly tested reference architecture for “Backup as a Service” with Commvault software. That engagement advanced Commvault to preferred solution partner status to deliver our joint customers a solution that is fully tested for compatibility with Cisco UCS servers and also […]

July 12, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield

In a nutshell, it’s a good thing! In a world that is digitising, safe global transfer of data is essential to a progressive economy. The Privacy Shield is a framework designed to provide EU-like data protection for personal data processed in the United States. Like ‘Safe Harbor’, ‘Privacy Shield’ is a voluntary self-certification framework. Today […]

May 25, 2016

SECURITY

The Second Law of IoT: Connect Consciously

In Part One of this Cybersecurity for IoT Blog Series, I noted that we should assume that everything will someday be connected—even those “things” designed without any networking capability. However, we should also be deliberate when deciding what to attach and what to isolate. When a link is established, we should know not only that […]

May 2, 2016

SECURITY

5 Steps to an Effective Data Incident Response Program

All organizations depend, at least in part, on their data to carry out day-to-day operations. Yet new, high-profile data breaches are reported every week, and the costs of those breaches continue to rise The core elements of an incident response program are straightforward and quick to establish. Let’s take a look at the critical processes […]

February 25, 2016

SECURITY

The First Law of IoT: Things that Can Be Connected, Will Be Connected

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel discussion of Internet of Things (IoT) privacy and security at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This week, Barcelona plays host to the 2016 Mobile World Congress, where technology leaders convene to discuss what’s next in the mobile industry. Both events point to a […]