Brian Ford

Technical Marketing Engineer

Security Business Group

Brian is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Security Business Group. His interests focus on cyber security, security management, and technical education.

He is an active supporter of technical education through the Cisco Networking Academy program.

In his many years at Cisco, Brian has supported customers ranging from small Internet-based charitable organizations and educational institutions through large multinational corporations and international governments. Brian consults regularly with engineers and executives from companies in a variety of fields to help create synergistic solutions to network security problems.

He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.


January 3, 2018


Harnessing the Power of Network Meta Data: Finding Malware

2 min read

Probably not a day goes by without someone telling you about a new vulnerability or threat to your network and your data.  These threats are seemingly everywhere.  In order to protect against these threats, we use strong passwords and encryption.  Unfortunately, our adversaries are getting the same messages as they continue to scoop up our […]

July 25, 2016


Protect the Branch with Stealthwatch Learning Network License

4 min read

The threat environment faced by organization deploying branch networks continues to evolve. It’s time for a disruptive approach to handling network security across many distributed branch sites. Automation is becoming a requirement, because the growing volume and complexity of the threats to data security have made it impossible to keep up with them manually. Cisco […]