security and trust

October 3, 2016

SECURITY

Cybersecurity Now and In the Future – Our Shared Responsibility

This year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month theme – Our Shared Responsibility – underscores how we must all be responsible, accountable, and work together to improve our online safety and security.

August 25, 2016

SECURITY

Engineering Postquantum Security

While no one has yet built a general purpose Quantum Computer (QC) capable of breaking the public key cryptography in use on the Internet, that possibility is now considered a realistic threat to long-term security.  As research into the design of a QC has intensified (including public access to a small implementation), so has the […]

August 10, 2016

SECURITY

The Time Is Now for Organizations to Address Their Aging Infrastructure

Cisco has been working to draw attention to the hidden security risks organizations face by not properly maintaining their aging infrastructure and patching vulnerable systems. Threat actors, including ransomware operators, are using vulnerable Internet infrastructure as a foothold to launch their campaigns. The trends lead us to believe we should expect to see more of […]

August 10, 2016

SECURITY

Building Bridges to Our Customers – Michelle Dennedy, Michelle Fleury, Edna Conway Win 2016 Golden Bridge Awards

I have an incredible team, and we achieve incredible things together. It’s rewarding to see each and every one of them succeed, and for that success to be realized externally. Today, I’m proud to share that the 2016 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards recognized three members of our Cisco Security and Trust Organization for their […]

June 23, 2016

SECURITY

Connected Value Chains: The Pervasive Security Imperative

We can no longer debate the reality of digital disruption and its impact on each of us in all we do, at work, at home and at play. Today’s challenge is to embrace the connected world and address security on a comprehensive continuum to ensure its optimum impact. To do this, we must look at […]

April 6, 2016

SECURITY

Privacy takes center stage in security discussions after years of being kept in the background

With the International Association of Privacy Professionals gathering this week to discuss evolving regulatory requirements and rising customer expectations, there’s no better time to talk about privacy. Privacy is an integral part of the digital transformation wave. As more countries, companies and organizations take advantage of cloud, mobile and data analytics, privacy plays an increasingly […]

March 25, 2016

SECURITY

Avoiding the Trust Cliff of Data Privacy

Data protection and privacy are red-hot topics right now, as they should be. We are facing a watershed moment that could determine government and organizational policy for years to come. Weighing personal privacy against national security, for instance, is not as cut-and-dry as it may first appear. In our data-centric world, organizations are hungry for […]

March 11, 2016

SECURITY

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 […]

March 4, 2016

SECURITY

Security and Trust

I’m proud to say that Cisco has joined other leading technology companies in an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. Government exceeded existing law in its demand that Apple write software to allow unlocking of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The brief argues that a vague, 225-year old statute – […]