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14Jun/210

Investments in privacy and security innovation

The following is based on an excerpt from the 2020 CSR Impact Report, published on December 8, 2020.

Today’s cyber assaults are ever-evolving, so we must make investments to stay ahead. These investments include enhancements to the foundational security of our answers, computing layers of security rights that help protect against counterfeit and unauthorized versions of hardware and software. We also manage a portfolio of 400( and ripening) commodities that are equipped with trustworthy capabilities to protect against cyber strikes, attest hardware and software integrity, and pay and maintain patron rely. These technologies, such as image signing, Secure Boot, Cisco Trust Anchor module, and runtime justifications, are integrated into many of our platforms to help ensure code is authentic, unmodified, and operating as intended.

We rigorously exam and show products--over 175 product lines in all--to meet global government insurance certifications and requirements. We also invest in advanced defence study, conducted through 20 research partnerships in five countries.

Responding to world needs

At Cisco, we have always taken a world approach to privacy and security. Recognizing privacy as a basic human right, we work closely with regulators various regions of the world to drive firmnes in our approaching to protecting and respecting privacy. We have a streamlined Chief Privacy Office with regional patrolmen preceding each of the three major regions where we do business. Each regional policeman chairs a Regional Privacy Council for their respective area to ensure we are addressing local and country statutes in our world approach.

To demonstrate our conformity capabilities and adherence to world-wide privacy principles, "were having" showed our enterprisewide program to EU Binding Corporate Rules, APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and Privacy Recognition for Processors, and the EU/ UK/ Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. In the U.S ., we continue to call for federal privacy legislation that ensures a consistent baseline of protection for all users.

Beyond Cisco: Enhancing world awareness

By embedding security and privacy throughout our operations and solutions and sharing our cyberresilience approaches widely, we earn and maintain client trust and help do the world more safe and secure. When we all have better security and privacy rehearses, we’re all better off. A few routes we engage with the public and private sectors to improve our collective cyberdefenses include 😛 TAGEND

Advising governments and academia and participating in industry working groups to help develop better collective cyberresilience strategies Encouraging standards organizations to accelerate the advancement to new technologies engineered with defence, privacy, and trust by design and default Heighten concerns when authority legislation could potentially jolt its own security or privacy to new technologies Spearheading agreements to share threat intelligence with hand-picked formations, such as Interpol, to jointly combat cybercrime Investing in our first Center of Excellence and Co-Innovation concentrated on security and privacy Publishing brand-new research and extending patterns in Cisco’s Trust Center to transparently share what we have learned publicly Participating in occurrences such as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, first in the U.S. and now in multiple countries Leading efforts to build the next generation of security talent and improve inclusion and diversification across Cisco and service industries, including:

--Working with world-wide universities on research projects and programs dedicated to the enhancement of security and privacy

-- Doctrine security courses to diverse students through the Cisco Networking Academy and are concerned with higher educational institutions to develop security and privacy curricula

Collaboration without settlement: Retaining Webex secure during COVID-1 9

The need for secure collaboration engineerings like Cisco Webex, our videoconferencing pulpit, has been especially critical during the COVID-1 9 pandemic. As the largest enterprise security company in the world, Cisco was uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled, fasten collaboration services to our clients as workforces throughout the world travelled remote.

Knowing that bad actors would manipulate individuals whose work-from-home environment was not secure, we helped clients implement secure networked arrangements for remote workforces, ensuring their businesses bided beneficial. We also published a white paper with tips-off and resources for keeping one’s family cybersafe.

Videoconferencing became a staple of numerous people’s personal and professional men, and demand for Cisco’s secure Webex abilities skyrocketed. We hosted 14 billion satisfy hours in March 2020 alone, more than doubled the list in February 2019. We sustained this grade of use throughout the year, hosting 26 billion times in October 2020 comparison with just 7 billion times in the same month in 2019. Customers took note of Webex’s distinctive features, including never compromising protection for amenity or quickened. Unlike other services, Cisco turns data sharing off by default, allowing users to choose exactly what they are willing to share. We too have maintained strong restraints to keep meeting rooms secure and to encrypt all meet chronicles and transcriptions.

Because of Cisco’s approach to security and privacy by design, we were ready to meet critical expect during these fantastic ages. As almost every business learned to navigate a brand-new actuality, the end-to-end security of mixtures like Webex passed our patrons one less thing to worry about--so they could focus on staying connected and productive.

Trip our Cisco ESG Reporting Hub to read the full CSR Impact Report and learn more about the progress we’re constructing to power a more all-inclusive future through CSR.

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