Senior Vice President and General Manager
Cisco Security Solutions
Senior Vice President Bryan Palma leads Cisco Security Solutions which is responsible for delivering comprehensive security protection across our customers’ applications and infrastructure. Palma leads Cisco’s Security Support, Integration, Advisory and Managed Services teams.
Prior to joining Cisco, Palma served as Vice President of Cyber and Security Solutions at Boeing, where he delivered critical infrastructure protection, network surveillance, data analytics, and cyber simulation solutions to federal, commercial, and international customers. Before that he served as Vice President of Service Delivery Operations for Hewlett Packard and as the first Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo, where he positioned the company as best-in-class for enterprise security and compliance within the consumer products industry.
As a special agent with the United States Secret Service, Palma was assigned to the Washington, D.C. Field Office, where he helped pioneer efforts to combat cybercrime. And as cofounder of the agency’s Electronic Crimes Taskforce, he influenced the development of electronic crime task forces throughout the country.
Palma holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Education degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech Communication from the University of Richmond.