Following the Framework: Pro Tips From Cisco
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is the core of the president’s recent cybersecurity executive order, and even before it became the foundation of a mandate it was darn good advice. However, there is no one easy way to align a given IT organization with the framework; each one has its own unique considerations, limitations and advantages. […]
Respecting Customer Privacy is Not an Option
How to demonstrate products and services using data that is close to production, while protecting your customer’s data and complying with legal and regulatory obligations.
Cisco Security: To the Tune of the Dark Side of the Moon
As the days grow shorter and colder, I’m reminded that November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month here in the US. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this observance “builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe […]
Industrial Security: How IT and OT Meet at the Firewall
To make our manufacturing sector as competitive as possible, we need to address the skills and knowledge gap, and emphasize the need for more flexible training and e-learning options.
National Cybersecurity: A Collaborative Approach is Required
As we wrap up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the U.S., cybersecurity continues to be a top-of-mind issue for business, government and consumers alike. In February 2016, President Obama...
Cisco and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Benefit from a Fresh and Innovative Approach to Cybersecurity
Picture in your mind a typical US federal agency. Go ahead, close your eyes and imagine it. Seriously, do it. As you think about that agency, pick the...
Cybersecurity for Defense: Cisco Supports the NIST Risk Management Framework
In our Cybersecurity for Defense Blog Series Kickoff, Peter Romness mentioned that we at Cisco are hard at work delivering advanced cybersecurity capabilities that support the Department of Defense Cyber Strategy. That’s certainly true, and each blog in our series will further that point. But it’s about more than just products and services. It’s also […]
Tackle the Cybersecurity Problem with a Best Practices Approach
It’s late in the day, and the Chief Information Security Officer walks over to you. She asks you a single question: “How do you think about cybersecurity?” The question catches you by surprise. How do I think about cybersecurity? So many things run through your mind at once: Do I think about it in terms […]
Don’t Let the Lights Go Out on Critical Infrastructure Security
As cyberattack prevention becomes an increasingly critical focus of homeland security efforts, industry observers are taking a closer look at the readiness of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Some believe there is reason to worry. Researchers recently revealed that many industrial systems, including some used in public utilities, come with default passwords that are readily available […]