News Release

Cisco CSO to Discuss Spending Implications of Security's "Human Side"

Live IPTV Broadcast to Reveal 2008 Global IT Security Investment Projections and Proactive Approaches to Reducing the Fiscal and Human "Cost" of Security
Mar 07, 2008

What: On March 10, 2008, the Cisco chief security officer and corporate security education manager will host a live, interactive Internet TV broadcast to discuss new global research that reveals projected IT security spending for businesses in 2008 and how the "human side" of enterprise security challenges - risky online behavior - can affect the cost of doing business. This is the second of a two-part broadcast series highlighting the strategic role that IT and other employees can help play in making their businesses, networks and bottom lines more secure.

The broadcast will focus on how CIOs and their IT teams can be influential, proactive leaders in devising and implementing cost-conscious risk management approaches. The discussion will highlight:

  • Research findings on projected changes in global IT security investments this year, with a discussion on the business security implications of proactive versus reactive spending
  • The role of the IT department and opportunities for evolving from being a traditional cost center to working as a strategic partner with executive teams and employees
  • Overview of the Cisco award-winning corporate security program, which encourages positive employee behavior and serves as a preventive measure against spending increases
  • Top 10 tips for cultivating pervasive security awareness throughout an enterprise
  • Live Q&A in which media and analysts can ask questions throughout the broadcast

Who: John N. Stewart, chief security officer for Cisco, and Mia Bradway Winter, senior awareness program manager of Cisco corporate security; hosted by Fred Kost, Cisco director of security solutions.

When: Monday, March 10, 2008, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PDT

Where: The Internet TV broadcast can be seen at the URL below. No registration required. Access the URL on March 10 at 8:00 a.m. PDT and select "Play" to launch the live broadcast.

Technical Assistance: Attendees that experience difficulties connecting can contact support at 1 866 614 0208 or 617 778 9652. Phone support is available 30 minutes prior to and after the event, as well as during the videocast. Attendees may also submit an Online Support Request to or if necessary.

Interviews: To schedule press interviews after the broadcast, please email Neil Wu Becker at, or call 408 525 7415.

To schedule analyst interviews after the broadcast, please contact Sarita Kincaid, or call 408 525 0733.