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John N. Stewart

Senior Vice President

Chief Security & Trust Office

John N. Stewart formed and leads Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, which underscores the company’s commitment to address two of the most critical and top-of-mind issues for boardrooms and world leaders alike. Under Stewart’s leadership, the organization’s core missions include protecting Cisco’s public- and private-sector customers, enabling and ensuring Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle and Trustworthy Systems efforts across the company’s portfolio, and leadership in data protection and privacy, trust and assurance, and cybersecurity efforts with governments globally.

Throughout his 25-year career, Stewart has led or participated in widely ranging security initiatives from IT design for elementary schools to national security programs. He is a Board Director for ReFirm Labs and SpyCloud, special advisor to the Board of Directors for Focal Point, RedSeal, and NSX, llc. (LSE: NSX) and is on the Syracuse University’s College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Council. Stewart previously served on the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Cyber Security Review panel, the Cybersecurity Think Tank at the University of Maryland University College, and the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th United States Presidency. During his career, Stewart has served on the Board of Directors for Fixmo, Koolspan, the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), RiskSense, Shadow Networks, and Shape Security. He has been on advisory boards for Akonix Systems, Anomali, Area 1 Security, BlackStratus, Cloudshield Technologies, Finjan Holdings, Ingrian Networks, Nok Nok Labs, Riverhead Networks, and TripWire.

Stewart, a highly sought public and closed-door speaker who leads an organization that is well-recognized across the industry, keynoted RSA Conference USA 2018. In 2017, the International Business Awards (Stevie Awards) and the Golden Bridge Awards honored the Cisco Security and Trust Organization as IT Team of the Year and Management Team of the Year, respectively, with Stewart also winning a ‘Stevie’ as an Innovator of the Year in Computer Services and Software. Additionally, Stewart won the 2017 Ada Award for his vision of a Trust-Based Ecosystem of Technologies, Process and People. In the past three years, Stewart and his team have received numerous industry awards, including Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Award for Security Organization of the Year (2016); as well as RSA’s Award for Excellence in Information Security (2015), the Global Golden Bridge Award for CISO of the Year (2014), and the CSO 40 Silver Award for Chief Security Officer of the Year (2014) for Stewart individually.

Stewart has a Master of Science degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University.

Articles

February 23, 2017

SECURITY

Recognized Excellence in Trustworthy Product Development and Pervasive Data Protection

Last week at RSA, the 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards honored three teams from the Cisco Security and Trust Organization for their work in leading security practices.

January 31, 2017

SECURITY

Staying Ahead of the Evolving Threat – Announcing the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

I’m proud to announce the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) available for download today. Now in its 10th year, this report delivers analysis on the evolving threats and trends from 2016, insights from a survey of more than 2900 security professionals worldwide, as well as guidance on how to be more secure in 2017 […]

Preparing to Act Fast when Disaster Strikes

As part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco provides technology and expertise to establish secure emergency networks for governments, first responders, and relief organizations globally. Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps) continuously monitors for crises around the world and is ready to deploy teams and/or equipment to help reestablish communications when and where needed most. […]

October 3, 2016

SECURITY

Cybersecurity Now and In the Future – Our Shared Responsibility

This year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month theme – Our Shared Responsibility – underscores how we must all be responsible, accountable, and work together to improve our online safety and security.

August 10, 2016

SECURITY

Building Bridges to Our Customers – Michelle Dennedy, Michelle Fleury, Edna Conway Win 2016 Golden Bridge Awards

I have an incredible team, and we achieve incredible things together. It’s rewarding to see each and every one of them succeed, and for that success to be realized externally. Today, I’m proud to share that the 2016 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards recognized three members of our Cisco Security and Trust Organization for their […]

July 26, 2016

SECURITY

Time is of the Essence: Announcing the Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

It’s time again for our Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), providing updates from Cisco security researchers on the state of security from the first half of the year. The 2016 MCR supplements the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report published in January with mid-year analysis and insights on the evolving trends and threats across the industry. It […]

June 20, 2016

SECURITY

Michele D. Guel Awarded 2016 ABIE Award for Leadership

The cybersecurity industry is one of change and disruption. The ability not only to sustain, but to flourish, over a 26-year career in this field requires a special level of...

Rethinking Cybersecurity: A New Driver for Growth

All countries, cities, and businesses large and small are racing against the challenges not only to remain secure and relevant today, but also to attain and sustain long-term excellence. Each needs to stay ahead of the bad actors that seek to compromise their privacy and security. As well, they must outpace industry disruptors who are […]

March 4, 2016

SECURITY

Security and Trust

I’m proud to say that Cisco has joined other leading technology companies in an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. Government exceeded existing law in its demand that Apple write software to allow unlocking of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The brief argues that a vague, 225-year old statute – […]