Andrew Ossipov

Distinguished Engineer

Cisco Security Business Group

Andrew Ossipov, CCIE No. 18483 and CISSP No. 344324, is a Distinguished Engineer with Cisco Security Business Group.

As an executive-level technical member of the leadership team, he serves in the role of a CTO for the Network and Workload Security product management organization.

Andrew owns the technical vision and architecture of Cisco's $1B+ security portfolio, including Secure Firewall ASA and Threat Defense software, multi-service appliances, Secure Workload platform, and their application to cloud native and public cloud environments. Andrew is a well-recognized trusted technical advisor to the largest Cisco Security customers and partners at all levels.

He is an inventor and co-inventor of multiple issued and pending cross-technology patents in the United States and worldwide as well as a co-chair of Cisco's Security Patent Committee.

Andrew is a frequent speaker at international conferences and customer events, having earned the Hall of Fame title through consistently delivering top rated technical sessions at Cisco Live. Andrew has authored numerous white papers and YouTube videos as well as a technical book.

He also participates in Service Function Chaining and TLS working groups at IETF.


June 15, 2021


Back to the Future of Firewall

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Network Security Efficacy in the Age of Pervasive TLS Encryption

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Secure Multi-Tenancy Part 2: Going Multi-Instance

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Security Multi-Tenancy Part 1: Defining the Problem

Our approach to implementing multi-tenancy in Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) must change. Learn more about the problem and the Cisco solution scheduled to arrive in just a few months.