Ed McNicholas

Cybersecurity Technical Solutions Architect

Global Security Sales Organization

Ed is a Technical Solutions Architect for the Global Security Sales Organization. Ed has been with Cisco Security for the past 5 years supporting the US East Coast regions, and has been working in IT Security for over 20 years. Ed specializes in cloud security, DevOps security, and security automation and orchestration. Prior to Cisco, Ed was the Manager of Managed Security Services Product Architecture at Sungard Availability Services and Senior Network Security Architect at Fiserv. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching elementary school basketball, spending time with his 3 boys, and traveling with his wonderful wife.


April 20, 2022


Cisco Cloud Native Security – Part 4: Security Analytics and Threat Detection

8 min read

Learn how to add visibility, threat detection, security analytics, and alerting inside of your Kubernetes cluster using Cisco Secure Cloud Analytics.

March 7, 2022


Cisco Cloud Native Security – Part 3, GitOps and CI/CD

3 min read

Learn how to deploy Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using GitOps as an operational framework that applies DevOps best practices to infrastructure automation.

March 3, 2022


Cisco Cloud Native Security – Part 2, Provisioning the Infrastructure

5 min read

See how to set up your dev environment and provision your Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, and GitHub.

March 1, 2022


Cisco Cloud Native Security – Part 1, Going Up the Stack from Infrastructure to Application

5 min read

Going up the stack from infrastructure to application - Learn what tools are needed, and how you can secure these environments using Cisco security technologies.

September 22, 2021


Cloud Native Security Using Infrastructure as Code

1 min read

Technical session at DevNet Create will demonstrate how to get started deploying and maintaining security into cloud native environments using Infrastructure as Code (IaC).