Christopher Van Der Made

Developer Advocate Security


Christopher is from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and of both Dutch and American nationality. Christopher studied at the University of Amsterdam, majoring in Neuroscience with a Computer Science minor. He achieved his Masters in Information Sciences, and joined Cisco through the Graduate program. He was a Consulting Systems Engineer for 4 years in the Northern European security team. He is now Developer Advocate with focus on Security in Cisco DevNet. Christopher focusses on Cisco's security portfolio, and also on general cybersecurity topics. His main areas of expertise are Cisco SecureX, Cisco Umbrella, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Cisco Secure Malware Analytics, Cisco Application-First Security, Threat Hunting, SOC's and DevSecOps. He learned coding in C, but currently his favorite language is Python. He also very much likes to make use of orchestrators (like in SecureX or Zapier, etc.). He is always working on a new project.


December 15, 2021


What Is Log4j and Why Security Alerts Matter to DevSecOps Teams

Learn how a Cisco SecureX automation can alert security operations (DevSecOps) teams when a new critical impact security advisory is published from the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT).

November 19, 2021


Secure Code Warriors – Final Battle Winners

Meet the three winners of the Secure Code Warrior tournament held during Cisco DevNet Create 2021.

October 29, 2021


Finding Cisco DevNet Elite Secure Code Warriors

Hear about the Secure Code Warrior Challenge at Cisco DevNet Create: how it went, the winners, and of course what happens next!

September 28, 2021


So, You Can Code… But Can You Write Secure Code?

DevNet Create 2021 offers you multiple ways to improve your security coding skills. Register for DevNet Create now, and choose the learning path that's right for you.

September 27, 2021


Security Champions & Coaches: Knock Out Common Vulnerabilities

Tune in to Matias Madou’s session at DevNet Create 2021 - “Why your development team needs security champions & coaches in the fight against common vulnerabilities.”

August 23, 2021


How Do I Know When I Block Something, That It’s Actually Blocked?

New DevNet Learning Track teaches you about ThousandEyes, Umbrella, and other components of the Cisco Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform.

June 30, 2021


Cisco ISE 3.1 is all about APIs, Ansible, and Automation

New sandbox gives you a real-life experience, without the chance of breaking anything in production. Use it for development and testing, or to learn alongside of the DevNet ISE Learning Labs.

June 8, 2021


Control Cisco Secure Workload Using APIs, Ansible, and Terraform

Learn how to provide policy lifecycle services, micro-segmentation, and cloud workload protection using open APIs, Ansible, and Terraform

April 30, 2021


Developing Integrations and SecureX Orchestration Workflows… Together!

Now there's a place where these subject matter experts and other developers can connect around Cisco security APIs and SecureX Orchestration. Learn more about the new DevNet Developer Security Community.