Brian Roddy

Engineering Executive

Cloud Security

Brian Roddy runs the Cloud Security business at Cisco. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in helping build great engineering and operations teams. Brian was the EVP of Engineering of OpenDNS and came to Cisco via its acquisition. Brian previously led the engineering team at Jive Software, a leading SaaS collaboration company.

While at Jive, Brian scaled the company through massive growth in customers and usage as well as through a successful IPO. Brian also was a founder of Reactivity, a web services security company that was acquired by Cisco in 2007.

While at Cisco previously, Brian took over the development of the Application Delivery Business Unit’s suite of products and appliances.

Brian holds a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


December 7, 2018


The KISS Principle for Successful Expansion into the Cloud: Keep It Simple and Secure

4 min read

As the calendar turns to 2019 in a matter of weeks we will be bombarded with a series of new predictions and resolutions. We had the same barrage last year,...

February 9, 2017


Introducing Cisco Umbrella, the industry’s first Secure Internet Gateway in the cloud

2 min read

If your job is anything like mine, you find yourself using a wide range of SaaS-based applications. Today alone, I found myself using Salesforce.com, WebEx, Workday, Spark, Office 365, Box, JIRA, Trello, SmartSheets, and Google Docs. And I’m not even counting some of the things I use for fun: Spotify, Netflix, and Instagram. Every company […]