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Three easy ways to be notified of Cisco security vulnerabilities

Posted: Oct 10, 2014
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Author: Nicole Winn
To keep your network secure, it's important to be aware of any vulnerabilities in Cisco software or equipment as soon as possible. While it's helpful to check regularly for new advisories at www.cisco.com/security, you may want to receive alerts to notify you of possible issues.

Perhaps the easiest approach is to send an email to cust-security-announce-join@cisco.com. Doing so automatically subscribes you to a mailing list that informs you of all initial security advisories and major revisions to them. After subscribing to the list, you should receive a confirmation and instructions in your inbox.

Another approach is to subscribe to Cisco's RSS feeds at http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/rss.x?i=44. Unlike the mailing list, this covers minor revisions to security advisories as well.

If you want more customized alerts, you can log into the Cisco Notification Service at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html, using your Cisco account. This allows you to fine-tune notifications to your needs. For instance, you can opt to receive notifications only about products relevant to you. You can also choose different kinds of notifications, including not only security advisories, but also information about bugs. In addition, you can pick the format and timing of notifications.

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