Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 18 Nov 2018 10:40:46 -0800Cybersecurity: A great Opportunity for Veteranshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817Transitioning from the military today doesn't need to be scary like it used to be, as jobs are plentiful and skills acquired in the military are more useful outside of the military than ever. Cisco CTO Dan Kent describes his own experience transitioning from the service to civilian life. He gives resources for veterans looking to train in the ever-growing industry of cybersecurity. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817/ How to Empower Your Workforce to Create Repeat Loyalistshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9785No industry faces disruption as acutely as retail right now. Online-only retailers are challenging every piece of a retail puzzle that has not changed much in the last century. How do traditional retailers grow market share and revenue? Upon first glance, faster shipping and more customized in-store experiences seem like the most obvious answers. There is one critical component that retailers tend to overlook, however: workforce productivity. 2018-11-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9785/ Retail’s Missing Gap to a Brighter and More Sustainable Futurehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9775Retail is moving towards a new digital model that is expedited by all the various digital technologies, IoT capabilities and consumer expectations taking the stage. However, many retailers are faced with unexpected hurdles and challenges during this process of change and transformation. 2018-11-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9775/ Join Cisco at Automation Fair 2018http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9776The city of brotherly love will become the center of manufacturing this fall as Automation Fair comes into town, November 14-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Just like in the past, the two days will be packed with be vendors, forums, hands-on labs, technical sessions and an opportunity to network with your industry peers. The entire two days are also free to attend. 2018-11-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9776/ Cisco's Dan Kent Talks Cloud Migration of Data for Federalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763GovConWire reports on Cisco CTO Dan Kent's comments around cloud migration of data for federal agencies. He estimates that "75 percent of information will be hosted on the cloud and that the government will mostly seek cloud-based offerings for its future applications in line with the Cloud Smart program." More insight at GovConWire. 2018-11-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763/ EDUCAUSE 2018: How Intent-Based Networking Helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Missionhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan shares his campus' digital transformation and how Cisco's intent-based networking helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Mission. Learn how MSU honors its land grant heritage of accomplishing innovative, groundbreaking research in science and technology – and shares that knowledge with others to benefit the greater good.2018-10-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734/ Cisco's Dan Kent Predicts Increase in Cloud-Based Data Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744Cisco Public Sector CTO Dan Kent comments on cloud-based data migration for government agencies. He says that "cloud providers will look to help government customers transfer multipurpose information technology applications." ExecutiveBiz gives more details.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Creating the Safer Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Eastern Area Vice President for State, Local and Education Shannon Leininger spotlights a group of universities that are using Cisco solutions to create safer campuses for their students and faculty, both in the physical and digital worlds.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733/ How to Find the Best Fit for Cloud Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737A majority of IT applications will eventually be moved to the cloud, but specific characteristics of those applications will ultimately determine whether they will fit into that majority or be left on premises. Government officials and industry experts, including those from Cisco, give insight into how government agencies should approach cloud migration. Federal Times gives more detail. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737/ Why Military Aircraft Maintenance Data is Increasingly Valuablehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel's insight into how military aircraft maintenance data is becoming more valuable is shared with Rotor Review readers. Read the full article on pages 48 and 49 of the digital magazine. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738/ HIMSS Analytics Debuts Infrastructure Benchmarkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736HIMSS Analytics introduced a maturity model to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system, dubbed the "infrastructure adoption model," or INFRAM. Cisco has signed on to the program as an early certified consultant. Becker's Hospital Review has more details. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736/ FedRAMP Insight from Cisco Government Cloud Lunchhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728At a Cisco-hosted government cloud lunch, FedRAMP Program Manager Claudio Belloli gave insight into how the cloud security program has optimized its reviews and the use of automation to further shorten proposal documents. FCW shares more of Claudio's insight. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728/ Fintech Moves from Banking Disruptor to Collaboratorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9729If you can’t beat them, work with them. That’s one clear message coming from the Money 20/20 USA conference in Las Vegas this week as representatives from large financial institutions rubbed shoulders with fintech startup founders in an effort to sort through the future of money. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9729/ DataScan Protects its Customers – and its Reputation – with a Secure Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9689DataScan is a great example of a company that is being proactive about security. 2018-10-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9689/ Every Day, an Average of Three U.S. Bank Branches Close their Doors for Goodhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9705In theory, the decline makes sense. Consumers with supercomputers in their pockets no longer need face-to-face interactions to complete basic financial transactions. They can do everything that used to be a part of weekly trips to their neighborhood branch directly from the comfort of their living room.2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9705/ As the internet moves to the cloud, Cisco is making cybersecurity a priorityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9710The physical shape of the internet is changing, and as it does, Cisco Systems Inc. is making big investments in cybersecurity to position itself as a leader in the new structure. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins was in Toronto for the Fortune Global Forum last week and spoke with the Financial Post about those changes, first among them the migration from localized networks to cloud-based services.2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9710/ Turn Fear into an Advantagehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9711It is the season for scary Halloween movies, and the most terrifying ones are often about the unknown. It’s easy to grasp a frightening ghost, monster, or some lunatic chasing after a group of folks whose van broke down in the wrong town. However, the unknown allows for another level of paranoia because you never know what’s coming next. 2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9711/ Are we doing enough to secure modern DoD virtual training?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679Live, virtual and constructive, or LVC, training allows personnel not physically present at a live training event to participate virtually and through constructive simulations that inject battlefield effects into live systems. However, there are some major cyber-related threats and risks that LVC constructs should be prepared for. Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel details these risks and how the military can counteract them.2018-10-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679/ Bringing the Smart City Vision to Kansas City’s Neglected East Sidehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609With few signs of renewal in the area, Kansas City officials are hoping new investments in transit and technology will move the needle. It will mean smart parking, smart intersections, smart water meters and smart streetlights. Cisco, Sprint and its corporate partners has made Kansas City a magnet for tech entrepreneurs and conferences for big think about big data.2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609/ Threats from Cyber Adversaries Follow You Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610Threat Researcher Nick Biasini discusses with Government CIO how cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated as attackers find new ways to penetrate networks. One of the most concerning methods is by infiltrating a device when it’s connected to a home network, with less protections than the office. Nick dives into the details. 2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610/ Security, Yes, Cameras Provide Other Valuehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9591Security cameras have long been used in many different business settings to protect against theft and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. Only fairly recently, though, have manufacturers recognized the unique value cameras can bring to warehouses, distribution centers, and factory floors.2018-09-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9591/ SMBs Cybersecurity Risk, Their Opportunityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9587Many SMBs are realizing they are exposed to similar threats as their enterprise peers. Often times, those realizations come after an attack. This year, we learned from the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study: More than half (54 percent) of all cyber-attacks result in financial damages of more than US$500,000 including, but not limited to, lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket costs. That amount is enough to put an unprepared small/midmarket business out of operation—permanently— a small businesses nightmare come true.2018-09-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9587/ Cybersecurity for smart cities: Changing from reactionary to proactivehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573Cisco U.S. Public Sector Senior Director of Security Will Ash and Vice President of State, Local and Education for the Western U.S. Britt Norwood explore how smart cities can be proactive instead of reactive. The best proactive security plan is one developed by city officials that relies on a multi-tiered security approach to keep all endpoints, the network infrastructure and the cloud architecture safe.2018-09-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573/ Understanding and Attracting the Next-Gen Navy Sailorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501If the Navy ensures sailors are challenged and excited by the technologies they’re using, these individuals might opt to stay in the service longer. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones discusses on NextGov how every next-gen recruit should be seen as three different things: a cyber sailor, an ease-of-use sailor and a motivated sailor. 2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501/ Like a Hull Breach, Cyber Attacks Should Be Detected In Secondshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502The global average for detecting a cybersecurity breach, is around six months. Imagine if it took that long for a physical breach on a ship to be discovered, let alone fixed. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones outlines a cyber strategy to prepare for, survive and return to mission readiness after a cyber incident.2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502/ Magnifying Visibility in OT Environmenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9478Mid- to large-sized enterprises have, for many years, built the operational technology (OT) environment like an egg – a hard exterior protected by traditional security elements such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, and malware detection (if you are lucky) with a soft interior leaving critical operational assets at risk against advanced threats and non-existent visibility. 2018-08-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9478/ Kansas City Blazes a Trail Toward Smarter, Better Serviceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett credits KCMO's smart cities public-private partnership with Cisco and its ecosystem partners as critical to its success. 2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458/ Must do for Retailers: Driving Innovation While Protecting the Enterprisehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9425Brick-and-mortar retailers are standing at a crossroads – the intersection of innovation and security. Amid all the disruption happening in this sector, retailers also face significant security threats from both the cyber sphere and inside their physical stores. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9425/ Cybersecurity Issues Federal CISO Should Focus Onhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9429Government CIO Media made a list of the top 10 cybersecurity issues the new federal CISO should make a priority, including mitigating ransomware attacks as outlined in Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report. The full list of suggested priorities can be found at GovernmentCIOMedia.com. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9429/ How Healthcare providers Can Take Advantage of IoThttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430Beyond connecting medical devices to a network, a robust and secure infrastructure can usher in IoT initiatives for healthcare. Giving insight into the complexity of this type of environment, Healthcare Expert Troy Yoder says, "A hospital’s a very dense environment, with floors stacked on top of floors, and it’s a difficult wireless environment to get right." Staples Business Resource Center has more details.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430/