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Monday, August 29, 2005

Networking giant sets site on security intelligence

MySDN, a security intelligence Web site maintained by Cisco Systems Inc., identifies, collects and analyzes security threats pertinent to Cisco products.  To analyze security threats, the free Web resource uses the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, an emerging industry standard for gauging the severity of security vulnerabilities.


Catherine Nelson, security analyst with Cisco’s Security Intelligence team, which manages the site, said Cisco is helping to pioneer this vendor-neutral standard for rating security threats.

“We feel like it helps to streamline security information across the board to our customers—across products and across platforms,” Nelson said.

Nelson said the site is continuously updated by a team of Cisco security analysts who monitor the threat landscape for threats to thousands of products, gleaning information from numerous public and private sources.

Nelson predicted it typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes to go from threat identification to posted alert on the site.,289142,sid7_gci1117595,00.html


Posted on 08/29