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Welcome to The Shift newsletter, your exclusive view into the world of emerging tech trends and where the world is headed! Outshift by Cisco is thrilled to have you on board as a subscriber, and we can't wait to embark on this exciting journey, together.

At The Shift, we're dedicated to keeping you at the forefront of cloud native modern applications, application security, generative AI, quantum computing, and all the groundbreaking innovations that are shaping the future. Our mission is to provide you with the latest industry trends, valuable insights, and resources to empower your enterprise to stay ahead of your competition. Innovation, full speed ahead.

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Vol. 1, Issue 1 • Monday, September 25, 2023

This issue's theme: Cloud Native Application Security, Trustworthy and Responsible AI, Generative AI, and Quantum

Vijoy Pandey, SVP, Outshift, shares his initial thoughts on modern apps, generative AI, and quantum

Panoptica Provides Full App Security
Cloud Application Security from Development to Runtime

With the increasing security risks across new attack paths, vectors, and surfaces, companies are seeking modern cloud native application security solutions that enable their DevOps and DevSecOps teams to take care of the threats that compromise their end-to-end cloud security approach.

92% of security professionals say that the increase in cloud breaches has motivated leadership to buy into cloud-native security platforms, as opposed to 50% in 2022.”

Today, Panoptica provides holistic protection for cloud native application environments with its Attack Path Analysis capabilities, which allow developers to prioritize risks and remediate them accordingly. Panoptica also offers Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Protection (CWP), and App + API Security.

Bottomline, Panoptica is making it possible for teams to secure their applications from the first line of code to their runtime in the cloud.

Want to check out Panoptica's latest demo? You can experience Panoptica, too!


Achieve Fast Time to Value with Panoptica's Context-Based Issue Prioritization

Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise
Trustworthy, Responsible, and Generative AI on the Rise

Customers are seeking a trusted partner who can help them navigate, manage, and scale AI across their enterprise organizations. According to Gartner, “by 2025, 50% of the board of directors of the world's 500 largest companies will use GenAI-enabled software for ideation, scenario planning, and decision optimization, up from less than 1% in 2022”.


Outshift is excited to announce its partnership with Venture Beat (VB), a leader in covering transformative technologies in the Artifical Intelligence space across Trustworthy and Responsible AI and Generative AI.

Within this dynamic alliance, Outshift and VB will engage in illuminating discussions with influential figures and leaders in the AI landscape, drawn from various corners of the tech industry. Expect to see a series of thought-provoking articles and videos, offering deep insights that empower decision-makers in the business world to craft compelling and well-informed AI strategies.

Check out this exclusive sneak peek of our first article with VB, exploring the hesitations enterprises may have in embracing Trustworthy and Responsible AI, as seen from the perspective of Vijoy Pandey, Senior Vice President at Outshift by Cisco.

Want to dive deeper into all things Enterprise AI? Check out Outshift's newly launched AI website.


Outshift by Cisco's AI website

Quantum in Motion
Opening New Horizons

Earlier this year, our Cisco Research team was proud to announce the opening of the Cisco Quantum Lab in Santa Monica for experimentation around Quantum Networks and Quantum Security.


Cisco Quantum Lab in Santa Monica, California 

Cisco Quantum Summit (CQS) is an annual meeting organized by Cisco Quantum Lab, bringing together experts in the industry, academia, and government to discuss progress towards building the quantum internet. We are several weeks away from our Cisco Reseach Quantum Summit. Register today and join us October 10 - 11.

Panoptica @ Black Hat USA 2023

Panoptica representing Outshift at Black Hat USA 2023

Black Hat USA in Las Vegas is the ultimate annual cybersecurity conference where experts gather each summer, offering top keynotes, tech deep dives, workshops, and a vibrant vendor expo. It's the hub for cutting-edge security research and networking.

Panoptica represented Outshift by Cisco at Black Hat in Las Vegas from August 8 -10 and featured the newly-released Enterprise-ready features, including:

  • DevSecOps / API Security
  • Prioritizing Risks and Vulnerabilities
  • Attack Surface Management
  • Securing Container Workloads

We were so pleased to engage with hundreds of you who joined us to talk all things cloud native applications, Kubernetes and containers, application security, and more.

Where Can You Find Us Next?
  • DevOpsCon New York 2023: September 25-26, 2023, in Brooklyn, New York
  • DevOpsCon is the conference for continuous delivery, microservices, containers, cloud, and lean/agile business. Join in-person or virtually for outstanding content, including two presentations by Michael Chenetz, Technical Product Marketing Leader at Outshift by Cisco.
  • Evanta Southern California CISO Inner Circle Dinner: September 27, 2023, in Los Angeles, California
  • Join Southern California's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussions on key business challenges.
  • Charlotte Cyber Security Summit: October 24, 2023, in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The fifth annual Charlotte Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts.

Outshift is committed to selecting a charitable cause to champion on a quarterly basis, extending our global philanthropic reach.

In Q1 FY'23, Outshift launched its inaugural fundraising initiative for the First Tech Fund (FTF), a nonprofit narrowing the digital divide by empowering underserved high school students. For each badge scan at our booth's demos, sessions, and workshops at Cisco events, Outshift pledged a donation of $1 to the First Tech Fund.

We are thrilled to announce that Outshift raised $4,521 in its first fundraising campaign. If you want to close the digital divide with First Tech Fund, we encourage you to contribute via First Tech Fund's donation platform.