Cindy Valladares

Senior Manager

Security Product Marketing

Cindy Valladares is a marketing executive currently leading brand strategy, storytelling and advocacy for Cisco’s cybersecurity business unit. A product marketer at heart, she lives by the NIHITO (nothing interesting happens in the office) motto. Ms. Valladares has been a speaker at various security, risk and privacy conferences in North America, Europe and Latin America, where she focuses on topics that affect the information security industry. Ms. Valladares is a regular contributor at the Cisco Secure blog, shares her perspective on Twitter @cindyv, and can also be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/cindyvalladares/. She holds an international MBA from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and a BBA in Marketing and International Business.


October 27, 2020


How to Make the Most of Your Budding Cybersecurity Career

6 min read

Having a mentor, sponsor or ally can be the key ingredient to a meaningful cybersecurity career. Experts share their advice on how it helped them achieve success.

October 20, 2020


Trust in Yourself and the Process: Key Guidance for Forging a Successful Cybersecurity Career

13 min read

If given the chance, what advice would you give your younger self? Learn what successful practitioners say helped them to be successful in their cybersecurity career.

August 25, 2020


How SMBs Are Reacting to a New Way of Working

10 min read

How are SMBs reacting to these new work-related challenges to ensure security and business continuity? To find out, we at Cisco asked security executives, thought leaders, and other experts to share their thoughts.

August 18, 2020


Investing in Your Cybersecurity Program During Extraordinary Times

9 min read

The recent shift to remote work has brought new security challenges. Here’s what leading information security experts recommend when it comes to building a cybersecurity program for these extraordinary times.

August 11, 2020


Adapting to a New Way of Working in 2020

10 min read

There has been a surge in remote working these past few months. Here are some recommendations from security thought leaders on how teams and organizations can make the most of this change.

August 5, 2020


Experiences from Cybersecurity Leaders in Extraordinary Times: Adjustments and Outcomes

9 min read

As organizations faced unprecedented change, security executives had to quickly adapt to ensure business continuity. We’ve asked these pioneers to share their experiences in securing the new remote workforce.

February 18, 2020


The Voice of the CISO Customers – CISO Day in Europe

2 min read

Key insights from CISOs during Cisco Live Europe teach us how to lead with influence, connect security to the business, address skill shortage and protect industrial IoT environments.

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