National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

April 7, 2016


Tackle the Cybersecurity Problem with a Best Practices Approach

2 min read

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 […]

March 11, 2016


Don’t Let the Lights Go Out on Critical Infrastructure Security

3 min read

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 […]

July 25, 2014


Cyber Threat Management from the Boardroom Risk: Lost in Translation

5 min read

I was at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit at the Gaylord National Harbor and had the opportunity to attend the session, “Finding the Sweet Spot to Balance Cyber Risk,” which Tammie Leith was facilitating. During the session, the panel had been discussing how the senior leadership teams address the problem of putting their […]

February 27, 2014


National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence: A Promising Fortress

1 min read

It is one thing to recognize cyber threats and their potential to disrupt entire companies, agencies and institutions. It is another thing to do something about it. In light of recent threats we cannot sit still and wait for the next one. On February 18, I was honored to join Governor O’Malley, Senator Mikulski, NIST […]

April 16, 2013


Accelerating Real World Cybersecurity Solutions Through Private-Public Partnerships

1 min read

Established in 2012 through a partnership between NIST, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) was conceived to advance innovation through the rapid identification, integration, and adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions. NCCoE collaborates with industry leaders through its National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) initiative to develop real-world cybersecurity capabilities. As a NCEP member and key collaborator, Cisco is dedicated to furthering the mission of securing cyberspace for all.

February 26, 2013


ASR 9000 Family earns IPv6 Certifications!

The Global Certification Team is proud to announce that the Cisco Aggregate Services Routers (ASR) 9000 series have completed USGv6 Certification on software version 4.2.1 or later, with USGv6 SMU....