Category Archives: Security

How strong is your weakest link? Cisco Midyear Security Report Highlights Weak Links in Threat Landscape

This summer saw the release of the Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, the latest examination of “weak links” in organizations – such as outdated software, bad code, and user errors – that could pose serious security threats. The Report indicated … Continue reading

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Increasing ethics training is the answer to cyberthreats

By Stephen Ibaraki This article is an excerpt of a larger piece that appears on IT World Canada and is republished with permission. Over 90 per cent of networks are compromised and this can happen in less than 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Everywhere’ in Advanced Malware Protection Everywhere

It’s no secret that we’re more focused today on security than we have ever been. It began last year with our landmark acquisition of Sourcefire and continued in April when we announced Cisco Managed Threat Defense Service (MTD). MTD was … Continue reading

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How To Secure Your Organization’s Mobile Devices

Today, cybercriminals and Canadian business leaders share a common challenge: both are trying to figure out how best to leverage Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and mobility trends to further their operations. In fact, IDC Canada recently released a report on Canadian mobile … Continue reading

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Why your network needs a SPA day

For my inaugural blog post, I think it’s only right to tell you a bit about me and my position at Cisco.  As vice president of services, I lead a team across Canada that works with customers to build and … Continue reading

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Trust Issues: Cisco Annual Security Report 2014

It’s that time of year again, it’s January and that means it’s time for resolutions, new beginnings and looking forward to the year ahead. The Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report does just that, forecasting the top security risks and trends … Continue reading

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Cisco and Sourcefire: Where there’s smoke there’s fire

As you may have heard, on October 7 2013, Cisco made a significant announcement in terms of its security offering with the acquisition of Sourcefire. Sourcefire brings industry leading security products and 700 employees that will help Cisco approach security … Continue reading

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My first 100 Days as Channel Chief

After 14 years at Cisco, I am very pleased after my first 100 days as Canadian Channel Chief to share my initial thoughts and strategies. The partner landscape and care-abouts have evolved considerably, and in my time at Cisco I’ve … Continue reading

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Three Technology Security Concerns every Small Business Must Prepare For

Securing your company’s technology infrastructure no longer means just locking the office doors.  The dramatic reshaping of the IT landscape makes it possible for employees to work any time from any place, and the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed … Continue reading

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Is your small business ready for a mobile workforce?

An employee travelling to different cities for business is in no way a new phenomenon, but having that worker completely connected to the office and available instantly to customers is fairly revolutionary. For your small business to stay competitive, you … Continue reading

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