Cisco enables people to make powerful connections–whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible–providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.
Today, with more than 71,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services.
Cisco sells its products and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners, to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.
Company Mission ("Tagline"): To Power An Inclusive Future For All
Industry Classification: Computer (Cybersecurity) Networking
Cybersecurity Specializations: Networking, Wireless, Security, Unified Communication, Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Virtualization, and Unified Computing Systems
Address/Location: San Jose, CA, United States
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Company Size: 10,001+ employees
Year of Incorporation: 2010 (estimate)
Main Website: Cisco
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Hacker Hotshot Speaker: Mark Stanislav
Date of Recording: August 20th, 2014
About Mark Stanislav:
Mark is the Security Evangelist for Duo Security, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based startup focused on two-factor authentication and mobile security. With a career spanning over a decade, Mark has worked within small business, academia, startup, and corporate environments, primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development.
Mark has spoken nationally at over 70 events including RSA, ISSA, B-Sides, GrrCon, Infragard, and the Rochester Security Summit. Mark’s security research has been featured on web sites including CSO Online, Security Ledger, and Slashdot. Additionally, Mark is an active participant of local and nationals security organizations including ISSA, Infragard, HTCIA, ArbSec, and MiSec.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Networking & IT Administration and his Master of Science Degree in Technology Studies, focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. During his time at EMU, Mark built the curriculum for two courses focused on Linux administration and taught as an Adjunct Lecturer for two years. Mark holds CISSP, Security+, Linux+, and CCSK certifications. Mark is currently writing a book titled, Two-Factor Authentication (published by IT Governance).