Brad Garnett

GM, Incident Response


Brad Garnett (CCE®, GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GCTI) is the Director/ GM for the Talos Incident Response team and is responsible for the overall strategy and delivery of Incident Response Retainer Services globally for Cisco. He joined Cisco in 2016 as a Senior IR Consultant and has worked with global organizations and government entities on a global scale in preparedness, tactical response to computer intrusions, and emerging cyber threats. Brad began his cybersecurity career, while working in law enforcement in the State of Indiana. A decade later, he transitioned to the private sector. At Cisco, Brad has worked and lead a wide-range of global incident response engagements across many industry verticals. Brad’s vast experience, training, and education come from a blend of his law enforcement and DFIR (Digital Forensics & Incident Response) background. Brad has served on the board of directors for his local public education foundation and is a TEDx speaker. In 2021, Brad joined the groundbreaking Ransomware Task Force, which is helping shape public policy and strategies for businesses in the fight against ransomware globally. When Brad isn’t fighting evil or teaching, he enjoys his family, cons, cyber threat intelligence, running, airshows, flying airplanes, and coaching youth football.


December 3, 2018


Compromise Assessment vs Threat Hunting

While table top exercises are always a hot commodity for our customers, proactive threat hunting and compromise assessments are becoming increasingly popular through our Cisco Incident Response Readiness & Retainer service.

February 28, 2018


The Power of Logging in Incident Response

A deep dive into logging as an often-overlooked but powerful tool for incident detection and response “Lack of instrumentation or insufficient logging” is often a phrase used on incident response...

May 10, 2017


Triage Forensics: Leveraging Digital Forensics during Incident Response

You have just been notified by a “TLA” (Three Letter Agency), a law enforcement agency, that your organization has suffered a data breach. Depending on your Threat Management Maturity level, you will either approach this methodically or ad-hoc. A TLA notification will generally involve leveraging the expertise of an Incident Response team, either your internal […]