News Release

Cisco to Share Security Research on Prevalence of 'Insider Threats' Within Companies

What: On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, top security experts
Nov 10, 2008

What: On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, top security experts from Cisco will host the third of a three-part series of Internet TV broadcasts on the rising challenge of data leakage. The broadcast will feature a final set of global research findings that shed light on the prevalence of "insider threats" within companies and their impact on information loss.

The discussion will highlight:

  • Recap of previous two broadcasts on common data-leakage risks, the mistakes that employees around the world make, and the effectiveness of corporate security policies. (Part 1:; Part 2:
  • The prevalence of insider threats and the ways these threats can affect a company's reputation, brand and, ultimately, its bottom line.
  • Strategy and recommendations for preventing data leakage and financial losses.
  • Live Q&A: Media and analysts can ask questions throughout the broadcast.

Who: Cisco experts Christopher Burgess, senior security advisor, and David Goddard, vice president of security assurance; hosted by Fred Kost, director of security solutions.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, 9-10 a.m. PST

Where: The Internet TV broadcast can be accessed at the URL below. No registration required. Go to the URL Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. PST and click "Play" to launch the live presentation.

Note: The broadcast is part of the inaugural Cisco IT Security Forum, a virtual event that features an all-day lineup of sessions delivered over Internet TV and Cisco TelePresence. The virtual conference features keynotes, customer panels, product presentations, discussions on threat trends, and guidance from security practitioners at Cisco and companies from various industries. Attendance is free. Click this link to register for the conference, review the event schedule and attend additional sessions:

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 e-mail Neil Wu Becker at, or call 408-525-7415.

To schedule analyst interviews after the broadcast, please contact Todd Hanson, or call 408-853-8255.