Tim Sammut, CCIE No. 6642, is a member of the Security Research & Operations (SR&O) organization at Cisco where he serves in a technical leadership role. Tim is currently focusing on three primary areas: leading the customer listening and content evangelization efforts in SR&O to ensure that its security content is meeting the needs of Cisco's customers; serving in a technical marketing role for Cisco IPS Signature Services; and leading company-wide third-party software security initiatives that work to address the product security impact of bundled third-party software. Tim’s third-party software security efforts extend beyond Cisco where he chairs the Third-Party Software Security working group within ICASI and volunteers on the Gentoo Linux Security Team.
Not always focused, Tim generally enjoys marrying creativity and technology to tackle difficult problems. He is a published author with more than 18 years of professional experience and many additional years consumed by a personal fascination of computers, networking, and security.
Tim lives in northern California with his wife, daughters, dog, cat, rabbit, fish and Jeeps.