The IT pros at Cisco Systems aren’t usually known for their ability to solve problems.
But that’s not the case for their security teams.
In the past year, Cisco has seen its cybersecurity teams deployed on the front lines of a wide variety of IT-related scenarios, including the 2016 attacks against the Democratic National Committee and other organizations that breached their networks.
And it’s been doing so to better secure their networks and to make sure that those who use them can do their jobs.
So, what exactly are Cisco’s cybersecurity teams doing on the back?
The answers may surprise you.
The cybersecurity teams’ job involves monitoring a number of network-facing systems, including routers, switches, firewalls, firehose, switches and more.
Each of these systems monitors a different part of the internet and provides a wide range of information about network traffic.
To keep up with all of the traffic, Cisco’s cyber-security teams monitor every router, switches or firewall they have access to, and also all of those devices that are connected to the network, according to a Cisco spokesperson.
Cisco is the largest provider of network security software, according the Cisco Systems security analytics and incident response team.
It has over 30,000 employees worldwide and operates the Cisco Intelligent Security Service.
But in a world where so much information is online, it’s no surprise that the Cisco team has been deployed to the frontlines of many security breaches and cyberattacks.
In May 2016, the company’s Security Analytics and Incident Response team reported to the US Department of Homeland Security about a massive network breach in the United Kingdom.
The team discovered that the company had compromised thousands of computers in a network that used several of the company to remotely manage servers in the UK.
In a similar incident in May 2016 in Germany, the security team discovered a large amount of data on more than 1,000 servers in a German Internet company.
The breach led to the theft of personal information from the victims, including passwords and other sensitive information, as well as the breach of the country’s nuclear security system, according a Cisco report.
In September 2016, a company called Cloudflare reported that it had been hacked by a Russian state-sponsored hacking group.
The group used a spear phishing attack to steal sensitive information about customers and business partners, including personal information and credit card numbers, according Cisco’s investigation.
The breach affected over 1,300 accounts at the firm and resulted in the loss of data from those accounts and compromised the company accounts, including customer credit card information, the report said.
While the incident was not a threat to Cisco’s systems, it highlighted the importance of security for the company, the spokesperson said.
In October 2016, cybersecurity specialists at Cisco discovered a massive data breach in a company in India that resulted in personal data being stolen and credit cards being used to purchase goods.
Cisco security analysts said the breach could have been much larger if not for a timely response from the company.
The company was able to restore systems in a matter of minutes and protect all the data stored in the systems, the statement said.
A few months later, in January 2017, a breach at a private security firm in Germany caused the breach to be closed.
It’s not clear if that breach impacted any of the other security breaches or whether it was a separate incident.CIS said it had no comment about the breach at the time of publication.
As a general rule, cybersecurity professionals do not work with network administrators, according Cybersecurity Information Security Program Director and Cisco vice president for threat intelligence, Bruce Schneier.
They are not supposed to, either, Schneier said in a blog post.
In addition, cybersecurity experts who work with networks are trained to protect against a variety of threat scenarios, according Schneier, but are not given specific tasks to perform.
That means that cybersecurity professionals must rely on the expertise of network administrators who have specialized skills in cybersecurity.
“If you want to know the answer to the question, ‘what is the best way to get security professionals to understand what security is and how it can be improved,’ you have to know network admins,” Schneier wrote.
For example, if you want a cybersecurity specialist to understand how to best manage your network, Schneiest said, you need to know what you’re getting into.
If you don’t have an understanding of what the cyber-attacks are and how they could impact your organization, then you don´t have the right person to answer that question, Schneiness said.
He said that when he worked as a security consultant in the 1990s, he had to ask his clients how they would protect their networks from an attack.
Schneier noted that he has found the same problem today.
Consequently, Cisco is making some changes to how its cybersecurity experts are trained.
In May, it rolled out a new program, called Cisco Network Security Center, that allows cyber-threat experts to train in a virtual environment rather than