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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 […]

Mar
29
2009
Cisco live! 09 – 20 Years of Networkers

Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference and this year is the 20th Anniversary of the Cisco Networkers program. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of Networkers, which has grown into Cisco Live, our annual IT and communications conference. Much has changed since that first conference in 1989. But one thing remains as true today as it was then: knowledge is power. That simple phrase is the perfect theme for Cisco Live 2009. Innovative, creative, and knowledgeable people and businesses will always have a powerful competitive edge. In a challenging economy, it’s even more vital to hone the […]

Mar
6
2009
BGP MiTM attacks

Surfing the web, I have found a nice article about BGP weakness. This document, entitled “Defending Against BGP Man-In-The-Middle Attacks“, was presented by Earl Zmijewski during Black Hat DC 2009 (Hyatt Regency Crystal City – February 16-17 – Arlington, Virginia). The slides focus on four points: BGP Routing Basics – Enough to understand and identify the threat BGP Update Messages BGP Attributes Some real examples The Man-In-The-Middle Attack: How BGP MiTM attack work What are the techniques used by an attacker to “tune” the attack (Obscuring the MITM attack with TTL adjustment) Detecting the Attack – Methods for observing the attack […]

Mar
4
2009
Planetary Skin, a Cisco-Nasa partnership

NASA and Cisco Inc. announced Tuesday a partnership to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform called the “Planetary Skin” to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world. Under the terms of a Space Act Agreement, NASA and Cisco will work together to develop the Planetary Skin as an online collaborative platform to capture and analyze data from satellite, airborne, sea- and land-based sensors across the globe. This data will be made available for the general public, governments and businesses to measure, report and verify environmental data in near-real-time to help detect and adapt to […]

Feb
24
2009
Cisco IOS causes Internet disruption

On February 16th, SuproNet, a local Czech provider, single-handedly caused a global Internet meltdown for upwards of an hour today. SuproNet accomplished this feat by sending out a rather unusual routing update, one which a lot of routers did not handle very well. The result was Internet bedlam. “What we think happened next is the Internet equivalent of a massive buffer overflow. While most of the core routers run by major ISPs fared just fine, processing the ridiculous path and sending it on, others choked. Perhaps they weren’t as well maintained or were running buggy software. These routers viewed the […]

Feb
3
2009
Valentine’s Day – Any ideas?

What do you hope to receive from your love one? A romantic dinner, a Cd, a perfume, a PDA or a iPhone? I think that Cisco may just give you the idea that you need. :-)

Jan
26
2009
Cisco IOS: Attack & Defense

Surfing the web, I have found a nice talk on Cisco IOS Forensics and Exploits, explained during the 25C3: “Cisco IOS Attack & Defense – The State of the Art“. What is 25C3? The 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It takes place at the bcc Berliner Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The Congress offers lectures and workshops on a multitude of topics and attracts a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopians from all around the world. Here a summary written by FX “To summarize […]

Jan
6
2009
Cisco Press Conference at CES 2009

Cisco will unveil new consumer products and initiatives during a press conference at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2009. Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers will be joined by key Cisco executives responsible for the company’s consumer strategy to discuss how Cisco is enabling the connected life through a new class of compelling communication and entertainment experiences that are more visual, more social and more personal.

Dec
28
2008
New Cisco Certification Logo’s

Cisco are deciding to update their certification logo’s; below the proposals: First logo  

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