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Feb
17
2010
Cisco named “Best Companies to Work For”

FORTUNE’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list is out, and Cisco has been placed in the top 25 (No. 16 overall and No. 4 for large-sized companies) for the fifth consecutive year. Cisco has been a part of this list ever year since its inception in 1998—our unique culture of transparency and openness continues to drive these types of recognitions. What makes Cisco a great place to work? “We are trusted to do our jobs.  We go through a gauntlet of interviews to get a job at Cisco.  Sure, we have to the appropriate educational background and/or work experiences, […]

Jan
21
2010
Cisco goes to space

Cisco Systems wants to put a router on every communications satellite. The networking giant has already sent the first one into space. The company announced that the router has successfully completed initial in-orbit tests, after being launched Nov. 23 aboard the Intelsat 14 communications satellite into geosynchronous orbit, 22,300 miles above the Earth. The move is one small step in a bold, new Cisco initiative dubbed Internet Routing in Space (IRIS), which company executives say extends the same Internet protocol-based (IP) technology used to build the World Wide Web into the heavens. The long-term goal, they say, is to route […]

Dec
11
2009
Happy Birthday Cisco!

Yesterday, Cisco marks its 25th anniversary with a call to community service. Chairman and CEO John Chambers challenged every Cisco employee to volunteer four hours of service in his or her local community. The networking leader’s goal is an aggregate contribution of 200,000 employee volunteer hours, which equates to approximately 25 years worth of service to the global community. Cisco was founded on December 10, 1984 by husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two former Stanford University computer scientists whose efforts to enable email between computers on different networks led to the invention of the first multiprotocol router. […]

Dec
3
2009
Cisco Christmas Connections Contest

Cisco invites people residing in Australia and New Zealand to submit entries to the Cisco “Christmas Connections” Contest for a chance to connect with family and friends from around the world this Christmas via Cisco TelePresenceTM. Cisco will award two first-place prizes of Christmas dinners over TelePresence, 10 second-place prizes of a TelePresence meeting and 20 third-place prizes of Flip MinoTM cameras to the person with the entry that best illustrates the importance of connections with family and friends at Christmas.

Jul
31
2009
Black Hat USA 2009: Router Exploitation

During the Black Hat USA 2009, Felix “FX” Lindner has presented his researches concerning the exploitation of memory corruption software vulnerabilitiesin Cisco IOS. “The goal is to map out the problem space in order to allow for the anticipation of developments in the future, as current research suggests that exploitation of such vulnerabilities in the wild is not currently the case. By understanding the challenges that an attacker faces, defensive strategies can be better planned, a required evolution with the current state of Cisco IOS router networks.” says Felix ‘FX’ Lindner in his “Cisco IOS Router Exploitation” abstract.

Jul
30
2009
Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report

The Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report presents an overview of Cisco security intelligence, highlighting threat information and trends from the first half of 2009. The report also includes recommendations from Cisco security experts and predictions of how identified trends will evolve. As predicted in the Cisco 2008 Annual Security Report, attacks are only becoming more sophisticated and targeted as we move through 2009—and the global recession. However, while cybercrime is more pervasive, there are encouraging signs that increased collaboration among the “good guys” is making it more difficult for attacks to take root and grow.

Jul
2
2009
Cisco introduces four new certifications!

Yesterday, I have received the newsletter from learning@cisco that announce the release of four new certifications. “In response to the growing demand for IT professionals who can design, manage, and maintain converged technologies across global network infrastructures, Cisco announced the release of four new certifications at the Cisco Live! show, held this week in San Francisco, CA. Cisco Certified Architect, CCNP Wireless, and two new Cisco Datacenter Unified Computing Specialists reinforce Cisco’s commitment developing state of the art, technology driven, role based certifications that meet the demands of today’s network professional.”

Jun
9
2009
Cisco Developer Contest: the ten finalists

Do you remember Cisco Developer Contest started on October 14, 2008? During this period, nearly 900 registrants from 75 countries have take part to the challange, but only 10 finalist teams are enjoying with the second (last) phase. Now, during the second phase of the contest, started from May 15, 2009, until August 15, 2009, the top-10 finalists will work with Cisco to bring the applications to maturity using Cisco resources on Cisco virtual AXP blades. After a final judging period, a winner will be announced in October 2009. These finalists come from four different continents: North America: Team Cupertino Systems, […]

May
5
2009
New CCIE R&S: v4.0

Cisco has revised the certification requirements for CCIE Routing & Switching (CCIE R&S)-the expert level certification for network engineers. The new certification standards reflect the job skills employers look for at the expert level and are outlined on the Cisco Learning Network at CCIE R&S v4.0 written exam topics and CCIE R&S v4.0 lab exam topics. The revised CCIE R&S v4.0 exams are scheduled for release on October 18, 2009 and will immediately replace the currently available v3.0 exams. “To reflect current job tasks, CCIE R&S certification expectations will include planning for network enhancements, implementing MPLS, Layer 3 VPNs, IPv6 […]

Apr
29
2009
Mexico Global Talent Acceleration Program

Cisco announced that its Global Talent Acceleration Program (GTAP) will be available in Latin America for the first time. The Mexico GTAP provides learning and development opportunities for Cisco engineers, recent graduates and established professionals in the industry. Recognizing that a strong pool of talented network engineering skills is critical to increasing a country’s overall productivity, Cisco is making an initial investment of more than $1 million in training programs in the first six months alone. The first GTAP courses in Mexico City are scheduled to begin in May 2009. Initially, the GTAP Academy in Mexico City will focus on […]

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