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Cisco Security

Tactical Resources

Cisco Security Tactical Resources help organizations secure business applications and processes through identification, prevention, and remediation of threats. Temporal security reports deliver expert analysis on adapting to a continually changing threat landscape.

Customer Recommendations: Securing Your Network

Learn more about securing your network following recent allegations of unauthorized supply chain interception.


Cisco Security Reports
2013 Cisco Annual Security Report

Explore the outlook for threats in 2013 and a summary of 2012 security challenges, including endpoint proliferation, devices used for multiple purposes, and big data.

Cisco 2011 Annual Security Report

Read about 2011 threats and trends, including the attitudes of young professionals toward work and technology, the "bring your own device" trend, and "hacktivism" and social media.

Cisco 2010 Security Report

Read about 2010 global threats and trends, plus new research about changing worker attitudes on the workplace, technology, and security.

Cisco 2010 Midyear Security Report

Get an overview of Cisco security, including information about new threats and trends, for the first half of 2010.

Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report

Find information about 2009 global threats and trends, as well as security recommendations for 2010.


Cisco Global Threat Reports
Cisco 4Q11 Global Threat Report

Insight on top threats that occurred from October through December 2011.

Cisco 2Q11 Global Threat Report

Insight on top threats that occurred from April through June 2011.

Cisco 1Q11 Global Threat Report

Insight on top threats that occurred from January through March 2011.

Cisco 4Q10 Global Threat Report

Insight on top threats that occurred from October through December 2010.

Cisco 3Q10 Global Threat Report

Read about top threats that occurred from July through September 2010.


Best Practices and Configuration Guides
Cisco ASA ESMTP Inspection of STARTTLS Sessions New
Cisco UCS Hardening Guide
Telemetry-Based Infrastructure Device Integrity Monitoring
Cisco IOS XE Software Integrity Assurance
Cisco IOS Software Integrity Assurance
Cisco Firewall Best Practices Guide
Cisco Guide to Securing Cisco NX-OS Software Devices
Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS XR Devices
Cisco TelePresence Hardening Guide
Integrating Cisco Anomaly Guard Module and VRF-Lite
Lawful Interception for 3GPP: Cisco Service Independent Intercept in the GGSN
Protecting Border Gateway Protocol for the Enterprise
Network Security Baseline
Protecting Your Core: Infrastructure Protection Access Control Lists
Cisco IPS Mitigation Capabilities
Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS Devices
Service Provider Infrastructure Security Techniques
Understanding Control Plane Protection
Control Plane Policing Implementation Best Practices
Understanding and Using Selective Packet Discard
Deploying RSVP in Multiple Security Domains Networks: Securing Application Quality of Service
The Multicast Security Tool Kit
Understanding Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding in Strict Mode on the Cisco 12000 Series Internet Router
Securing Tool Command Language on Cisco IOS

Attack Identification and Mitigation Techniques
Identifying the Effectiveness of Security Mitigations Using Cisco NX-OS
A Cisco Guide to Defending Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
Identification of Malicious Traffic Using Cisco ACE
Identification of Security Exploits with Cisco ASA, Cisco ASASM, and Cisco FWSM Firewalls
Identification of Malicious Traffic Using Cisco Security Manager
Identifying the Effectiveness of Security Mitigations Using Cisco IOS Software
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Signatures Frequently Asked Questions
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Engine Quick Reference
Writing Custom Signatures for the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System
Preventing ActiveX Exploits with Cisco Firewall Application Layer Protocol Inspection
TTL Expiry Attack Identification and Mitigation