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Cisco Invites Government Security Professionals to Virtual Event Addressing IT Certification and Training for Career Advancement

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 ­ In response to recent advances in network security, as well as new U. S. Department of Defense mandates for Information Assurance that are significantly impacting job roles across government organizations, Cisco is hosting a Virtual Event about IT training, certification and careers in the rapidly growing government security field.

Who: Hosts Include: Natalie Timms, product manager, CCIE Security Program; Michael Adler, Cisco Security Research and Operations; Fred Weiller, director of marketing, Learning@Cisco

Audience: Government technology professionals interested in the latest advances in IT security training and certification

What: According to a recent Cisco survey of the CCIE® community, security and risk management will be the networking skills in greatest demand over the next five years. The Learning@Cisco virtual event, ³Securing your IT Infrastructure in an Evolving Threat Landscape,² provides resources to individuals who are currently working in government security networking and communications roles and are seeking more product, solution and training information. Interact with experts, find out about new educational advancements, pick up training and career-related materials, and network with other professionals in the security industry ­ all without leaving your desk!

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

How: This is a free event. Advanced registration is required, please visit: our registration page

About Cisco Systems
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