Bob Scarbrough

As a Manager within the "Cisco on Cisco" team at Cisco Systems, Bob Scarbrough leads a team to develop world-class IT Case studies and Operational Best Practices. IT is instrumental in implementing business strategy, which is why Cisco actively shares lessons learned from using its own technologies to deliver tangible business solutions.

Bob joined Cisco in 2000, holding a variety of leadership positions in strategic architecture, IT-Alpha team, portfolio management, and the Cisco on Cisco group.

Prior to joining Cisco, Bob worked in the IT industry for 15+ years, holding several engineering and leadership positions. Bob held director positions in Network and Operations for NetFrame Systems in Milpitas, CA, and Acorn Engineering in City of Industry, CA. Bob also worked as Director, Enterprise Network Consulting for a Silicon Valley consulting firm for 3 years prior to joining Cisco.

A graduate of the University of Redlands - Southern California, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Bob also holds two contractor licenses and a Securities broker's license. Bob has two patents, one prior to joining Cisco and one with Cisco called "Techniques for voice-based user authentication for mobile access to network services". An avid airplane pilot, Bob enjoys aerobatics in tail dragger airplanes. He also enjoys cross country flights with his family.


September 10, 2014


Addressing Cyber-Security Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Did you know that Cisco detects over 1.5 million intrusion attempts on Cisco’s network every day? With more than 13 billion NetFlow records captured daily, over 22 Terabytes of traffic inspected, and 750 Gigabyte of system logs collected on a daily basis, it’s changing the landscape for how to secure intellectual property, confidential information, and mitigate malicious attacks. This brief video shares relevant security […]

December 11, 2013


SDN and Network Programmability

In this video, Cisco Distinguished IT Engineer Jon Woolwine and I discuss Cisco IT’s approach to Network Programmability and SDN, describing some SDN-related use case solutions currently in development.

April 5, 2013


The Network is Changing the World: New Business Realities Transform Network Architecture

Understanding future demands on the network are instrumental in developing a robust and scalable network architecture. As seen below, projected growth in mobile, video, and IP traffic is staggering.