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Online Shopping: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Ask your cyber security questions directly to one of the industry's leading experts. From mobile to social and all the shopping that happens in between, John Stewart, Chief Security Officer at Cisco will share the information you need to stay safe online this holiday shopping season.

What concerns you most about shopping online? Nearly half of all shoppers in the United States will find gifts online this holiday season and while this trend is convenient, it opens the door to major security threats.

Watch the live discussion with John N. Stewart, Cisco's SVP and Chief Security Officer of Global Government and Corporate Security. John took your questions and addresses everything from how to stay safe while shopping online, tips for securely setting up gifts you receive, and how to safely bring your new devices to work and school in the new year. For more on this broadcast, read John's blog post: Cyber Security Survival for the Holidays.

Broadcast Details:

Who: John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer Global Government and Corporate Security

What: Online Shopping: What you Need to Know to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:00 -10:30 a.m. PT

John StewartMore about John Stewart

As Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, John Stewart leads the Cisco Global Government Solutions and Corporate Security Programs groups.

Cisco Global Government Solutions meets the unique requirements of international agencies and governments around the world, addressing the challenges faced by the defense and intelligence communities, while advising government customers on the practices and technology solutions that achieve and enhance their mission goals.

As Cisco's Chief Security Officer, Stewart leads the Corporate Security Programs team, which is focused on ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of critical information and computing assets, as well as managing risk to enable positive growth for Cisco's business. It also oversees security in development practices in Cisco's engineering organization, research in critical infrastructure assurance, electronic discovery in Cisco's legal organization, and Internet security research. Steart is also responsible for overseeing security for Cisco.com, the infrastructure supporting Cisco's business, as well as Cisco WebEx, the collaboration service providing more than 73 million online meetings per year, among other Cisco functions.

His combined organization carries out initiatives focused on global information security, identity management and security evaluation, product security and secure product delivery, and government security with focus on defense, intelligence, national security, cryptography, and advanced government services that promote Cisco, Internet, national, and global security.

Stewart holds a master of science degree in computer and information science with honors from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.