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January 11, 2021

Committed to Helping Global Communities Through the Power of Connectivity

As the needs of cities evolve, we continually reevaluate and transform our product portfolio to meet their needs.

December 7, 2020

No Place but Home: The Network and The New Normal

As 2020 comes to a close – and we all breathe a sigh of relief at that – a lingering question remains. What will be the full scope of impact that the coronavirus pandemic plays on our lives and our societies?

November 20, 2020

Now That You Have Hired the Highest Potential Talent, What’s Next?

A critical step to creating an enriching initial experience for new hires come into play during the onboarding process. What are the considerations to achieve high employee productivity and engagement?

November 20, 2020

Diverse Teams Do Better Work

Diversity boosts innovation and fuels business growth. Collaborating, challenging and testing assumptions enables teams to deliver better work, and heightened benefits to the stakeholders and communities they serve.

November 13, 2020

FTD 6.7 Maintains Your At-Risk Security Policies in a TLS 1.3 World

You’ve been asked to do more with less and to keep the network running securely, 24×7, while helping your organization to adapt and persevere during extraordinary times.

November 13, 2020

Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch): Then, Now, and Beyond

Things are different today than they were back then but the product’s primary objective has never changed; “To analyze network behavior in order to identify threats and malicious activity and direct it to the most effective response.”

November 12, 2020

Get SASE Your Way with a Platform Approach to Security

How can businesses optimize for today’s needs while remaining flexible for tomorrow’s uncertainties?

November 12, 2020

How to Make the Most of Your Budding Cybersecurity Career

Having a career in cybersecurity can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. But it can also be extremely difficult starting off. Where can you turn for allies? How can you relate your knowledge to non-technical employees?

November 11, 2020

The Future of Security Operations

“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.”

October 29, 2020

Reimagining Government Resiliency

This pandemic and its evolving consequences have shown that technology is an increasingly important component that enables governments to stay securely connected and productive.

October 23, 2020

How Cisco Empowers the Public Sector to Stay Secure at a Distance

How do we ensure that remote workers all over the world receive the same level of security as when they were in the office?

October 23, 2020

Securing Your Vote

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we wanted to discuss election security and the imperative duty to safeguard our democratic systems.

September 9, 2020

Teaching in the COVID-19 Era: Lone Star College & Luiss University

In the blink of an eye, remote work was no longer a business convenience, it was essential.

September 8, 2020

Cisco Networking Academy is Helping Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

This week in #EducationNow, join one of our cybersecurity experts to learn how Cisco Networking Academy is answering the call to cybersecurity education in a rapidly evolving threat landscape.

September 8, 2020

Back to School: Class Planning and Campus Health

As schools, colleges, and universities around the world open their virtual and physical classrooms and campuses, administrators are asking the question: “How are we going to make this semester work for our students, faculty, staff, and IT teams?”

September 2, 2020

Transportation Refresh: Finding the Way Forward

For our last #GovernmentNow post, we discussed the challenges and opportunities to reimagining public service. Today, we look at how the pandemic has interrupted the status quo for transportation around the world, while we assess the implications for the future of mobility.

September 1, 2020

Reimagine Your Government Workforce and Workplace

Recently, we’ve had two special edition posts. First, a feature from #PublicSectorNow that took a look at – and gave some praise for – the impressive results of remote telework that are keeping governments running around the world. Next, some insightful guidance in how to lead through crisis.

August 26, 2020

Secure Distance Learning in Higher Education

The Center for Digital Education recently spoke with Steve Caimi, Cisco public sector cybersecurity specialist, about lessons learned and best practices as institutions look to hybrid and online learning environments in the fall and beyond.

July 29, 2020

IT Modernization in Government

July 24, 2020

IT Modernization: The New Imperative

In this Government Technology Q&A, Marc Moffett, Cisco systems engineering lead for state and local governments, discusses what the roadmap for modernization will look like going forward.

June 24, 2020

Does Dyslexia Hold the Key to the Future of Learning?

Studies have long argued that there are three types of learners: audible, visual, or kinetic. The trick? To work out what type of learner you were, then harness it.

June 24, 2020

Connected North: Distance Learning, Virtual Field Trips, and a World of Opportunity

This week, join us as we travel to the far north of Canada, where distance learning is nothing new to the schools of Connected North and virtual field trips transport students to distant places and spaces.

June 23, 2020

Public Safety: What’s in a Name?

As the world around us changes, often inexplicably and without any sense of consideration, we must find a way to balance growth and the protection of public safety and health.

June 23, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Technology Innovation and Government Reform

The World Health Organization notes that almost all people affected by emergencies will experience psychological distress. Now, more than ever, actions to protect mental health are of the utmost importance. Governments must respond, recover, and reimagine in ways that devote resources, develop programs, and improve access to mental health care.

June 3, 2020

The Dawn of the Digital Learner

With many educational organizations shifting their entire schedules to distance learning tools or full virtual environments indefinitely, never has the statement “we are all in this together” been more poignant.

June 3, 2020

Distance Learning Expands with Webex Education Connector in Learning Management Systems

Over the past two months, the number of students and faculty using the Webex Education Connector has grown 770%.

May 7, 2020

Thank You, Teachers

Teachers are front and center in the transition to distance learning and the battle to provide education – no matter what is happening in the world.

April 27, 2020

Securing Schools: The 5 Key Components of a Comprehensive Approach to Cybersecurity in Education

Data breaches cause real-world damage and tarnish the credibility of the organizations that fall prey to them.

April 23, 2020

In a Pandemic, Cities Must be Smarter Than Ever

From disinfecting robots to IoT virus sensors, new innovations can keep urban centers safe.

March 17, 2020

The Future of Cisco Security: Protecting What’s Now and What’s Next

When we look at the world today, it has been revolutionized by the cloud, and it has disrupted the way business is done.

March 17, 2020

As the Number of Remote Workers Rises, Cisco Supports Customers with Expansion of Free Security Offerings

Right now, COVID-19 is forcing many people around the world to work remotely.

March 12, 2020

How Cisco is Enabling its Business and “Work from Home” in Light of COVID-19

Every business is struggling with how to keep their businesses running while keeping their employees and customers safe.

February 21, 2020

At UNCP, Cybersecurity is Part of a Campus Culture

Taking steps to stay safe online is a year-round effort, but every October — during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — things are ramped up a notch. Individuals and organizations of all types stop to remind themselves about the importance of cybersecurity and of making sure that everyone has the resources they need to protect themselves online.

February 21, 2020

Ransomware in Education: How to Use Your Network to Stay Ahead of Attacks

Educational institution systems store a large amount of sensitive data, including student and employee records. They rely heavily on these systems for day-to-day operations. So any disruption or loss of access can be a game changer. But these same institutions also often have tight budgets and can’t afford to employ large security teams. That’s one reason they’re perceived as easy and lucrative targets by online adversaries.

February 20, 2020

The Future of Public Safety

In today’s installment of our #FutureofPublicSector series, we explore the myriad of challenges threatening public safety and the technology solutions that are emerging as governments and public- sector leaders endeavor to keep citizens, cities and nations safer than ever.

February 20, 2020

The Future of Education

Today’s stop while exploring #TheFutureofPublicSector takes us to education and what the future will make possible for teaching and learning. So, what does the future hold for education as we know it?

December 23, 2019

Unpacking IoT (Internet of Things), a Series

The complexity challenge and what you can do about it.

December 20, 2019

Smart Cities: Accelerating the Path to Digital Transformation

Cities around the world face rapid urbanization, economic constraints, and environmental concerns. To address these challenges, city administrators are turning to technology, especially the Internet of Things (IoT), to digitize city operations.

December 19, 2019

The Future of Communities

Life bustles in and out, ferried over bridges and highways and funneled down streets and boulevards. Look deeper, and you’ll see the forces that come together to power these cities and communities.

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