Bret Hartman

Former VP & CTO, Cisco Security Business Group

Bret Hartman is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cisco’s Security Business Group where he and his team are focused on the future direction of the industry and the role Cisco plays in preparing its customers for the security landscape of tomorrow. Since joining Cisco in 2012, Bret has introduced the security architecture strategy, which guides Cisco’s security business today. With the customer top of mind, Bret drives internal and external technology innovations and integrations to solve key customer challenges. Bret and his team have identified and helped to secure key acquisitions including: Duo Security, Sourcefire, OpenDNS, and Lancope. Bret has four decades of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises.