Senior Director, Product Management
Secure Access and Mobility Product Group
Russell Rice is a Senior Director of Product Management in Cisco’s Secure Access and Mobility Product Group. With over 17 years in the network security industry, he is currently responsible for the strategy, planning, partnering, and marketing of policy and remote access products (Identity Services Engine, Access Control Server, NAC Appliance, remote Access VPN & AnyConnect). In Cisco, he has held director and management roles in the security CTO office, security product management, and security technical marketing. He is an accomplished speaker at Cisco and security forums, and his teams were the architects for the SAFE network security best practice design guidelines. Before joining Cisco through acquisition, Russell was the Director of Engineering at Global Internet, developers of the first NT firewall. Prior to focusing on network security, he held marketing and engineering management positions at Dow Jones and ABB, as well as founding an Internet gaming company. Russell graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in computer science.