02-26-2013 01:00 AM PST thru 03-08-2013 01:00 AM PST
Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about how to apply security to collaboration platforms with Cisco Experts Akhil Behl and Jason Burns. More often than not, organizations with secure data networks tend to shy away from collaboration solution security due to reasons including: - not sure of what type/level of security is required and appropriate, concern about the resources/investment required or just concerns of "breaking" things. Feel free to ask question about which methods, techniques, and strategies should be used related to securing collaboration platforms.
Akhil Behl is a Solutions Architect with Cisco Advanced Services, focusing on Cisco Collaboration and Security Architectures. He leads collaboration and security projects worldwide for Cisco Advanced Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS) portfolio. Prior to his current role, he spent ten years working in various roles at Linksys as a Technical Support Lead, as an Escalation Engineer at Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and as a Network Consulting Engineer in Cisco Advanced Services. Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from IP University, India, and a master's degree in business administration from Symbiosis Institute, India.
Jason Burns is a Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Advanced Services in the Unified Collaboration Practice. His focus for the past year has been on large scale enterprise collaboration deployments with special attention paid to collaboration security through the UC Security Virtual Team initiative. Jason has 6 years of experience in the Cisco Technical Assistance Center where he was Technical Lead for the Communications Manager team.
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They might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation on the Security sub-community discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through March 8, 2013. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.