security

April 14, 2016

SECURITY

Designing Security and Trust into the Cloud

Cloud computing has reached a tipping point as many organizations have either adopted, or are planning to adopt, some form of cloud computing technology – whether IT knows and manages it or not. “Speed to capability” is one of the primary reasons that individuals, business units and departments are using cloud technology and service providers […]

April 7, 2016

SECURITY

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 […]

The Shift from Retail Solutions to Strategic Capabilities

Hello, everyone! My name is Ed Jimenez, and I am the new lead for Retail & Hospitality for Cisco’s Business Transformation Team. My job is to help retailers and hoteliers make better use of technologies to deliver customer experiences that align with their brand promise. I worked my way though college as a retail store […]

April 5, 2016

CLOUD

Guest Blog: Never Over or Underestimate Cloud Security, Integration or APIs

Today’s Guest Blog comes to us courtesy of Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development at iland. Taking advantage of all that the cloud has to offer is no small order. That’s because extending your on-premise data center resources into the cloud completely changes how you scale performance, assure reliability, secure data and applications, and manage […]

April 4, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Research Spotlight: Enabling Evil for Pocket Change

This post is authored by Tazz.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY At the end of February, one of the researchers on the team received a solicitation email from a domain reseller, which she reviewed the first week of March.  The email was from Namecheap offering deeply discounted domains for .88 cents. The timing of the email couldn’t […]

March 23, 2016

SECURITY

Cisco IOS & IOS XE Bundled Publication and IOS Software Checker Updates

Today, we released the first of two semiannual Cisco IOS & XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publications of 2016. (As a reminder, Cisco discloses IOS & XE vulnerabilities on a predictable schedule—the fourth Wednesday of March and September in each calendar year).   Today’s edition of the Cisco IOS & XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication includes […]

March 22, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Vulnerability Spotlight: Apple OS X Graphics Kernel Driver Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Piotr Bania of Cisco Talos is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.   Cisco Talos, in conjunction with Apple’s security advisory issued on Mar 22, is disclosing the discovery of a local vulnerability in the communication functionality of the Apple Intel HD3000 Graphics kernel driver. This vulnerability was initially discovered by the Talos Vulnerability […]

March 17, 2016

CLOUD

Predicting the Next Wave of Industry Disruption

If you read the avalanche of marketing material from venture-funded loss-making startups in the cloud space you’d think that on-premise infrastructure will become akin to old typewriters lying around in store rooms and that IT departments will go the way of the dinosaurs after the asteroid hit. Any vendor advocating anything else is toast. Geddit? […]

Exaprobe (Econocom) Offers New STARC Cloud Security Services from Cisco

Exaprobe, subsidiary of respected digital technology integrator and cloud service provider Econocom in France, rolled-out new Cloud Security Services as part of their Security Threat Assessment and Response Center (STARC) offering. The STARC services provide Exaprobe customers industry-leading protection from today’s most advanced cyber threats and reduces operating expenses such as staffing and equipping an […]