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CISCO Overview  

Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships, working together to identify our customers’ needs and provide solutions that fuel their success.
We have preserved this keen focus on solving business challenges since our founding in 1984. Len Bosack and wife Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices, but technological shortcomings did not allow such communication. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols, and as a result of solving their challenge, the multiprotocol router was born.

CISCO uses $50 million to reduce homeless in Silicon Valley

  • Overall homeless population in Santa Clara County increased 13% to 7,394 in 2017, over the course of the last two years.
  • Santa Clara rates are the third highest rate of chronic homelessness in the entire country.
  • CISCO donated 50 million dollars to destination home over the course of 5 years.

Destination: Home CEO Jennifer Loving said in a statement, “Cisco has fully embraced that concept, and is stepping up in a big way to provide the type of critical private sector leadership and substantial funding that is necessary to address this crisis head on. We couldn’t be more thrilled or grateful to have Chuck Robbins and the Cisco team at the table.”

CISCO and their efforts to make cryptocurrency scam free

  • CISCO researchers have teamed up with Ukraine-cyber-police to track coinhoarder campaign, which is a bitcoin phishing operation that has been tied to 50 million worth of cryptocurrency.
  • February 2017 CISCO researchers observed Coinhoarder in a massive phishing operation that targeted Bitcoin’s wallet site What was intriguing was how the bandits used Google Adwords to manipulate user research results in order to steal users’ wallets.
  • CISCO estimates that the coinhoarder group has netted over 50 million dollars over three years.

Crypto-assets have proven to be a new, valuable financial commodity targeted by varying degrees of cybercriminals,” Cisco researchers said in an analysis. “In 2017, we observed phishers advance their tactics by utilizing new attack vectors such as Google Adwords combined with the use of IDNs and rogue SSL certificates to improve their probability of success and generate millions in profit.”

Phishers are significantly improving their attack techniques by moving to SSL and employing the use of IDNs to fool victims into handing over their credentials,” researchers noted. “We can expect to see more of these realistic-looking phishes.”

I wanted to put out a positive blog for a change to show that not all of the world is evil. I wanted to say thank you to companies like CISCO who are putting their money where their mouth is and being the change that they wish to see in the world. So thank you… If we as a society want change badly enough, it will take much effort, some money, and a whole lotta love! Kudos for taking a stride in the right direction and leading by example.

Your positive actions combined with positive thinking results in success.”

Shiv Khera

If you realized how powerful your thoughts were you’d never think a negative thought again.”

Peace Pilgrim