Cisco Systems Inc. held its annual Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas, bringing together thousands of global partners to exchange ideas and learn about the networking giant’s most recent innovations. Cisco has one of the largest and most diverse partner ecosystems in the information technology industry, with about 90% of the company’s revenue flowing through its partners from more than 150 countries.

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Cisco Partner Summit 2022 kicks off the Age of the Partner

The term XDR, for extended detection and response, has been bandied about for almost half a decade. I believe I was the first analyst to use it when I authored this post in 2018. When I wrote the post, I had a very specific definition in mind, but like most things in tech, once a term starts to gain traction, more and more vendors bend the definition to meet their needs.

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What’s XDR? Five answers to key questions about extended detection and response

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The concept of DevSecOps is simple: By integrating security into the DevOps process, businesses introduce security earlier in the software development lifecycle, enabling cyber protection to “shift left,” reducing risks and eliminating costly rework.

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Zscaler integration with Hashicorp enables DevSecOps to automate security posture

New Zscaler report finds ransomware continues to run amok

Ransomware attacks have grown by 80% year-over-year, as they continue to evolve in tactics and scope.

The findings come from Zscaler Inc.’s newly released ThreatLabz 2022 Ransomware Report, which uncovered a record number of attacks that have increased both in volume and the cost of damages.

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New Zscaler report finds ransomware continues to run amok

Cisco: Complexity and number of cyberattacks jumped in 2021

The past two years have brought a significant amount of societal change, including the way we work. This shift in lifestyle to one that is largely digital also brought about a surge in cyberattacks, which rose in both frequency and complexity last year, with several threats causing concern among industry experts into 2022.

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Cisco: Complexity and number of cyberattacks jumped in 2021