Managing Product Security and Integrity in a Global Supply Chain
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Cisco is a multi-national corporation that manufactures and sells networking and data center equipment that powers the world’s largest corporations, telecommunications providers, and national infrastructures. A majority of Cisco’s equipment contains custom Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and logic in Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), as well as the millions of lines of software running on these proprietary platforms. All of these are key competitive differentiators. This presentation will discuss how Cisco is investing in preserving the integrity of these systems and platforms from the design stages, through a global supply and manufacturing chain, and onto customer premises. These platform protections need to prevent not just traditional market threats such as counterfeits, but unauthorized modification and tampering throughout the product’s lifecycle as well as the workloads and data entrusted to it.