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Resilience: The Key to Future-Proofing Your Security Program 

Following the last year, one word we can all identify with is resilience. Despite different backgrounds, locations, perspectives and roles, one common thing that unites us all is the need to adapt and respond to change.     Resilience was the key theme from this year’s RSA conference, which kicked off with an inspirational message from Cisco’s CEO...

Complete and continuous remote worker visibility with Network Visibility Module data as a primary telemetry source

Navigating the new normal Organizations are currently facing new challenges related to monitoring and securing their remote workforces. Many users don’t always use their VPNs while working remotely – this creates gaps in visibility that increase organizational risks. In the past, many organizations viewed these occasional gaps in visibility as negligible...

TrustSec Policy Analytics – Part Three: Policy Validation

In Part One of the Cisco TrustSec Policy Analytics blog series, Samuel Brown spoke about the challenges associated with designing, implementing, and verifying security policies and introduced new reports in Cisco Secure Network Analytics that are designed to help accomplish these tasks. In Part Two, I dove deeper into the need for visibility and how...

Preparing for Critical Infrastructure Changes in Australia

In light of the recent May 2021 Federal Budget, which puts focus on Cybersecurity, the Australian Government’s increased emphasis on protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks is an important step in strengthening our ability to defend the Australian economy and society at large. The Australian Government’s Security Legislation Amendment...

Cisco Secure: Supporting NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Extending the alignment to include more Cisco products Why should you care? With so many security frameworks, it can be difficult to know where to start from. While many organizations are challenged with managing and improving their cybersecurity programs against the dynamic threat landscape, it’s not easy to pick one framework over another. So where...

Announcing SecureX Academy

SecureX has changed the way our customers do the work of securing their environments. We have been able to bring together the Cisco Secure portfolio, 3rd party tools and data sources, and a robust platform architecture into which these technologies can be plugged, in a way that saves organizations time and money and increases their security, using just...

Secure and Save with Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense Virtual

Simultaneously secure and save with new 7.0 features and subscription models Organizations rely on Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense Virtual (formerly FTDv/NGFWv), Cisco’s proven network firewall with IPS, URL filtering, and malware defense that protects virtualized environments in private and public clouds. In addition to the improved IPS performance...

Introducing our new Senior CISO Advisor, Bruce Brody

Bruce Brody I’m delighted to announce the latest member of my CISO Advisors team, Bruce Brody.  Bruce  joins us with three decades of proven security leadership under his belt. He was the first executive-level CISO at the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy, and has had more recent success as CISO at Cubic Corporation and DRS Technologies. Bruce’s...

SecureX threat response Turnkey Integrations

SecureX turns one year old next month. It has been quite a journey from the first announcement at RSA Conference 2020, when there was one 3rd party integration (VirusTotal), to the release of SecureX the summer of 2020 with a large ecosystem. When SecureX was launched, we had several turnkey partner integrations into SecureX, like the Splunk add-on...

Back to the Future of Firewall

Read Me First As a network and workload security strategy leader, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the good old network firewall. Everyone has been using and abusing the “next-generation” qualifier to describe any modern firewall product for far too long, so it is appropriate to drop this extraneous prefix and talk about what truly...

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