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Jay Johnston
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Cisco Employee


    The Cisco TAC Security Podcast


    The Cisco TAC Security Podcast Series is created by Cisco TAC engineers. Each episode provides an in-depth technical discussion of Cisco product security features, with emphasis on troubleshooting.

    (Left to right) Blayne Dreier (on MAC), Jay Johnston, David White, Magnus Mortensen


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    Episode Listing

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    Episode Topic Publication Date
    51 Cryptic Thoughts; Changing Cryptographic Standards
    50 Finding Your Firepower - A discussion on Firepower Technologies
    49 Cryptic Thoughts; Changing Cryptographic Standards July 28, 2016
    48 Cisco Live! 2015 - San Diego October 6, 2015
    47 The Cisco Security Ninja Program September 22, 2015
    46 New Features in ASA Version 9.3(2) June 18, 2015
    45 Introduction to Cisco Wireless Security February 19, 2015
    44 Cisco Live! 2014 San Francisco November 21, 2014
    43 ASA Version 9.2 and Interesting TAC Cases August 26, 2014
    42 The Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle May 5, 2014
    41 Troubleshooting ASA Clustering April 1, 2014
    40 Introduction to ASA Clustering February 5, 2014
    39 Voice Security Concepts and Best Practices December 18, 2013
    38 Introduction to OnePK November 6, 2013
    37 ASA Network Address Translation (NAT) September 10, 2013
    36 Network Management at Cisco Live! 2013 August 27, 2013
    35 Identity Services Engine v1.2 July 16, 2013
    34 Cisco Live! 2013 Orlando Florida July 15, 2013
    33 Virtual Security: The ASA1000v and Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) June 10, 2013
    32 Investigating Syslogs: Tips and Tricks March 28, 2013
    31 A look into ASA Quality with the Quality Assurance Team February 21, 2013
    30 Introducing FlexVPN September 12, 2012
    29 Cisco Live! 2012 San Diego August 23, 2012
    28 The History of the PIX June 7, 2012
    27 IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) May 24, 2012
    26 Troubleshooting IPSec VPNs Mar 6, 2012
    25 Understanding DMVPN and GETVPN Jan 27, 2012
    24 The Cisco Identity Services Engine Dec 5, 2011
    23 The Cisco ASA Services Module Oct 31, 2011
    22 How Cisco uses the Web Security Appliance to protect its network Sep 8, 2011
    21 On-site episode taping at Cisco Live! 2011 at Las Vegas Aug 4, 2011
    20 This Week In TAC! - Interesting issues from the Cisco TAC Firewall team Jun 6, 2011
    19 Troubleshooting the NAC Appliance May 10, 2011
    18 Useful ASA and IPS Commands and Features You Might Not Know About Apr 19, 2011
    17 Answering Questions From The Cisco Support Community Mar 2, 2011
    16 Mitigating a SQL attack with ASA, IPS and IOS Firewall Feb 1, 2011
    15 Using Certificates on the ASA and IOS platforms Nov 12, 2010
    14 TCP connections through the ASA and FWSM Oct 6, 2010
    13 HTTP Filtering on the ASA Jul 26, 2010
    12 Securing Cisco Routers Jun 11, 2010
    11 ASA Anyconnect VPN May 5, 2010
    10 ASA Version 8.3 Overview Apr 16, 2010
    9 Multiple Context Mode on the ASA and FWSM Platforms Mar 9, 2010
    8 ASA Advanced Application Protocol Inspection Feb 8, 2010
    7 Monitoring Firewall Performance Jan 7, 2010
    6 Tips for Taking the CCIE Security Exam Dec 7, 2009
    5 Troubleshooting Firewall Failover, Part 2 Nov 4, 2009
    4 Troubleshooting Firewall Failover Part 1; Guest Omar Santos from PSIRT May 29, 2009
    3 Transparent Firewall Mode; Lifecycle of a TAC Case May 29, 2009
    2 New Features Introduced with ASA Version 8.2 Jun 1, 2009
    1 Using the ASA Packet Capture Utility for Troubleshooting May 29, 2009



    Podcast Panel of Experts


    Jay Johnston - CCIE No. 17663, has worked in the Cisco TAC for the last 6+ years, specializing in security technologies. He is on the TAC escalation team focusing on ASA, FWSM and IOS Firewall support and is a speaker at Cisco's yearly Cisco Live! conference.


    David White, Jr. - CCIE No. 12021, has more than 14 years of networking experience with a focus in Network Security. He is currently a Technical Leader in the Cisco TAC, where he has been for over 10 years.  In his role at Cisco, he works on critical customer issues in addition to being involved in new product design for Cisco's security products. He is also an active participant in Cisco documentation, both online and in print.  David co-authored Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and Troubleshooting and was the Technical Reviewer for Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance.



    Blayne Dreier - CCIE No. 19346, has been with Cisco for 6+ years, focusing on security technologies, and specializing in firewall and intrusion prevention systems. He is a member of the TAC escalation team and is actively engaged in the future direction of the IPS product.


    Magnus Mortensen - CCIE No. 28219, has been with Cisco since June of 2006 and has been working with the Firewall ever since. He specializes in the full breadth of Firewall technologies.

    Maykol Rojas
    Cisco Employee
    Cisco Employee

    Excellent Shows. I can carry them eveywhere and listen to them at anytime. It is also a good material for people that want to learn more about the ASA platforms and features that as of today remained a mistery.

    This week at TAC was a very good show, it would be nice to hear more about the issues that the TAC firewall engineers see on daily basis.


    Jay Johnston
    Cisco Employee
    Cisco Employee

    Thanks Maykol, we appreciate the feedback! We try to relate to the daily issues we see in each episode, and I'm sure we'll do another episode where we focus just on interesting TAC service requests.

    Keep the feedback coming!

    Cisco Employee
    Cisco Employee

    Great work!

    Level 1
    Level 1

    Great job!

    Level 4
    Level 4

    Hello Jay,

    It's NOT possible to access the

    43ASA Version 9.2 and Interesting TAC Cases

    August 26, 2014

    "You are not authorized to access this page."


    Please can you check ?

    Jay Johnston
    Cisco Employee
    Cisco Employee

    Thanks for letting me know, i'm working on it now...

    Marvin Rhoads
    Hall of Fame
    Hall of Fame

    Great content! I was happy to see a new Episode #52.


    You might want to update the index with it.


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