Cisco exec on security, Black Hat brouhaha


Jeff Platon, vice president of product marketing for security and application networking technology at Cisco Systems, talked this week with Computerworld about security technology at the networking company. Among the topics Platon touched on was the fallout from Cisco's handling of the Michael Lynn presentation at the Black Hat conference in July and voice-over-IP (VoIP) security.

Has Cisco's reputation been helped or hurt by the experience at Black Hat in the summer?
We remain vigilant in trying to protect our intellectual property and fulfilling our obligations around full and prompt disclosure of vulnerabilities and solutions that customers need to resolve any potential risks they have with that vulnerability. So a great example was this issue with Michael Lynn. This was a previously disclosed vulnerability with patches already out. Computerworld | Cisco exec on security, Black Hat brouhaha

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