Cisco Live 2019: CEO Chuck Robbins pushes multi-cloud connectivity
Security, multi-cloud, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, IoT and compliance were just a few of the topics at the opening keynote at Cisco Live 2019.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said there is a continued explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and there's a strong need to rearchitect networking to accommodate dynamic environments.
Speaking during the opening keynote at Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego, Robbins focused on the role of technology in our world in 2019 versus 1989 when Cisco held its first conference called "Networkers" that eventually became Cisco Live.
"Think about how things have changed and the point is how critical technology has become to the world in general and frankly how important it's become to all of us. Technology actually sits in the middle of our personal relationships. We communicate through technology, there was this crazy time way back where we used to speak to each other. It was an amazing time. Now we text, we WeChat, we WhatsApp, we do all sorts of things. But it's changed everything," Robbins said.
"If you don't believe technology is at the heart of everything going on around the world, just look at the geopolitical landscape. We have trade wars, we have debates about 5G, we have tariffs. And most of those discussions have an element of technology about them," he said.
Compliance is a growing issue as the government looks at the role of technology companies, which ties into automation and policy enforcement work that Cisco is doing, Robbins said.
One of the biggest topics is multi-cloud connectivity, as users have multiple devices on a range of networks.
Security is an ongoing concern, with 20 billion security threats daily, which breaks down to one every 39 seconds. Privacy is another topics that people care about. "We all believe privacy is a basic human right and as we see governments around the world beginning to implement things like GDPR, it affects our jobs. We have to think about those things," Robbins said.
Cisco is also working to help companies better use the data they collect. "Some research says we're only getting insights from less than 1% of the data we collect in organizations. We want to help you do more," he said.
"On the application side of network, all the applications are going to the cloud. But it's not that simple. They're in the cloud, they're SAAS providers, there are applications at the edge…applications are everywhere and they're changing all the time," Goeckeler said.
This dynamic multi-domain environment means that new networking technology must be built to solve the issues that come up.
"We have to rearchitect the entire portfolio for the world we live in today," Goeckeler said. This includes IoT and OT, as well as the data center, cloud providers, service providers and network security.
Wi-Fi 6 and 5G were hot topics at the keynote, with Scott Harrell, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise networking business for Cisco stepping on stage to talk about these new technologies.
"When you think about these new technologies, they bring out how your wireless network can support things it never could before. Things like AR and VR," Harrell said. "That opens up the opportunity for the network to do things it couldn't do before. The reality is it's not going to be a 5G or Wi-Fi 6 world, but where both are critical. You'll use 5G outdoors and Wi-Fi 6 indoors."
Industry: Unified communication news
- Information Security Risk Consultant, London. ISO 27005
REFCH7901 Information Security Risk Consultant, London. ISO 27005 Information Security Risk consultant needed for a London based client. The ability to achieve SC security clearance will be required. ISO 27005 Risk Assessment experience is essential. The role will cover, Risk identification, Assessment and Advisory consulting. This is a client facing role, single client- not multiple. Experience working with multiple teams and internal stakeholders is essential. The information Security Risk Consultant should ideally have a breath of information Security and IT technology based security experience. Prior experience within the public sector is desirable, but not essential. Broad knowledge across Security IT transformation, Cloud is also key. Broad experience across GRC, iso27001, NIST is key. Ongoing support and training provided. Apply today for more information, all details kept in confidence.
- Google Cloud platform Security Engineer, Contract, inside IR35
- United Kingdom
REF CH7897 Google Cloud platform Security Engineer, Contract, Inside IR35 Looking for a Google Cloud platform Security Engineer will define, document, design, implement, harden and generally improve the security capability of a Google Cloud Platform. The ability to configure, and deploy the following Google Cloud Platform security solutioons is essential; Command Security Centre, Cluster Security, APIGEE, GCP Cloud Armor Hands on technical expertise security experience with Terraform, Kubernetes Security, Container (Docker) security, Secret Manager is essential as is experience securing Google Kubernetes Engine Workloads. It is essential that you have a proven track record of securing a GCP environment and expertise in automating that with Terraform. Scripting experience with the above where appropriate is a key ability. You will be highly technical and have the ability to engage with stakeholders to ultimately deliver a secure and hardened Google Cloud Platform.
- IAM Consultant- Identity Governance
- United Kingdom
- Upto £80,000 plus benefits
Identity and Access Management Consutlant is required for this established business who put their employees first. the role entails • Develop and maintain IAM services. • Further develop IAM tool integration with Service Now to provide automated JML processes and application access requests and fulfilment. • Provide guidance over Role Based Access in terms of Location based Roles, Application Roles and Business Roles and act as SME over any future RBAC project. • Work closely with our other Technology teams on integrating IAM services with Technology and business systems to increase efficiency through automation around areas such as JML processes, application access request fulfilment and attestation. • Work with the Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) team to provide application access attestations and toxic combination alerting and reporting. • Involvement with Identity Management initiatives such as Single Sign On (SSO) and Privileged Access Management (PAM), to ensure security and business processes are in line with industry best practice. • Assist in ensuring that all IAM capabilities are mapped to internal processes, policies, and standards. Develop metrics to measure and improve the alignment. • Complete monthly review and report on sensitive group access, i.e., service accounts, admin accounts, etc. validating I&O processes are effective. • Provide information to both internal and external Auditors in response to findings. • Collate audit evidence for AAF audit and control reviews, taking responsibility for identifying service and process improvements to ensure compliance with our controls and standards. We are looking for someone with Hands on technical experience with the IAM tools, you need to have been involved in the integration of the IAM solution into 3rd party software like Servicenow, You will have worked with an IAM tools that are focused into Identity Goveranance, like RSA, CA Identity Suite, Fischer Identity, Hid Global, IBM IGL, Net IQ Identity Goverance, Omada, Ping or Oracle Post covid, this role will invovle a mix of home and office work, the business have a number of office spread across the UK so locaton is flexible for this position
- Sales Executive- SaaS/ Cloud/ Telecommunications Services
- Upto €80,000
A great opportunity has arisen for an expanding Cloud connectivity provider to join their German sales team to help them develop new business into the DACH region, They are looking for an agile and highly driven sales professional to win new enterprise business across the DACH region, with a particular focus on Switzerland. This is an opportunity to take part in help to shape the future of cloud native connectivity. This is a Hybrid role with a mix of account management and new business hunting, so are looking for people who enjoying doing both roles. This is a great opportunity to join a business that is growing and is still in early stages of it European growth phase, where you career will grow with the business If you are a highly motivated and driven individual with experience in selling either Telecommunication, cloud or security solutions and are seeking a sales role working with cutting edge technology in a fast-paced environment this role could be for you. Send your CV and we will call you back to discuss the opportunity in more depth