RSA 2018: Cisco's Jeff Reed Explains Security Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was, by several accounts, the largest and highest-attended RSA Security conference in its 20-plus years of existence. More than 40,000 attendees from all over the globe came to learn about new IT security products and trends, sit in on valuable seminars, talk to the pros and meet new companies.

It was an overwhelming experience in many ways--none the least of which involved logistics. The event was spread out over three Moscone Center locations and a number of other hotels and watering holes around the South of Market area.

eWEEK reporters Sean Michael Kerner, David Needle and Chris Preimesberger participated in several dozen meetings, roundtables and dinners to hear what the industry is trying to do to protect enterprise and personal data, and it's a never-ending quest. Unlike email, smartphones and the cloud, there doesn't seem to be a killer app or device anywhere on the horizon that will keep data completely at all times and on all devices. This may never happen in our lifetimes--or it might spring from the news tomorrow.

In this video interview, Preimesberger chats with Cisco Systems Senior Vice-President of Security Products Jeff Reed, who formerly held the same level job in the networking division. As we know, Cisco is all about networking, so it's obvious that Reed is a key decision-maker in what the company is all about.

Cisco owns the digital networking space and had for years, but now the company is using that foundation to better secure networks. Reed explains in this video.