First published: 17 Apr 2018
Last updated: 17 Apr 2018

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Cisco has published the actions needed to secure the Smart Install feature in, Action Required to Secure the Cisco IOS and IOS XE Smart Install Feature.

Preventing malicious activity

Organisations are advised to identify Cisco devices running Smart Install within their networks, evaluate the need of running this feature, and remove or secure the feature as required. Both the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASD’s ACSC) and Cisco documentation contain details on how to accomplish this.

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If you find any evidence of this activity, report the incident to the ASD’s ACSC via email or call the 24/7 Hotline for urgent assistance on 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371)

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