Daniel DeSantis

Director, CISO Advisory, Americas


Dan is Director of CISO Advisory in Cisco’s Security Organization.    He has 25 years of experience as a tech founder, Chief Technology Officer, and as a leader working with many of the largest companies in the world. He rejoined Cisco in 2020 from Focal Point Data Risk where he co-led efforts across advisory, identity and cyber workforce development practices.   During his tenure at Cisco and other cybersecurity organizations, he has formed deep and lasting ties with numerous CISOs and other senior security executives. During his tenure he has led strategic teams to secure the encryption infrastructure of some of the top financial services organizations in the world. Dan started his technology career as a Chief Technology Officer of two Midwest-based internet service providers where his responsibilities ranged from building carrier-class data centers serving tens of thousands of customers to partnering with the United States Secret Service on a financial crimes task force. Dan is a member of FIRST.ORG, Security Advisor Alliance, ONG-ISAC, RH-ISAC and the West Florida Cyber Security Alliance. He is also an exec sponsor for Cisco’s Women in Cyber Security program.


March 6, 2023


Navigating Economic and Cybersecurity Threats in 2023

2 min read

While cybersecurity can be expensive, the cost pales in comparison to a data breach – no matter the size of the company.

August 3, 2021


Introducing our new CISO Advisor, Pam Lindemoen

6 min read

Meet the latest member of our CISO Advisor team: Pam Lindemeon. Pam joins us with 25 years experience in the IT industry. Check out her cybersecurity tips.

June 25, 2021


CISO of the month by Cisco Secure – Esmond Kane

10 min read

Cisco Secure celebrates those in the cybersecurity industry who create a secure culture. This month, we interviewed Esmond Kane, CISO, Steward Health Care.

June 24, 2021


Cisco announces membership to Security Advisor Alliance

5 min read

Read more about Cisco's newly announced membership to the Security Advisor Alliance, and how this can benefit security leaders and our CISO community.

June 16, 2021


Introducing our new Senior CISO Advisor, Bruce Brody

6 min read

Read about the latest member of Cisco's CISO Advisor team, Bruce Brody, who joins us with three decades of security leadership under his belt.