Ed Paradise

Cisco RTP Site Executive and Vice President of Engineering

Ed Paradise is Vice President of Engineering for the Security and Trust Organization. He is also the Site Executive for Cisco’s Research Triangle Park Site. As Vice President of Engineering for the Security & Trust Organization, Mr. Paradise leads the engineering and product marketing teams that focus on developing trustworthy systems by developing new tools, processes and technologies that further enhance the security of Cisco product portfolios. This includes work with all engineering groups to ensure secure development processes, compliance to security standards and implementing security modules and technologies to minimize threat within Cisco’s products.

Mr. Paradise joined Cisco in April 1993 as an Engineering Manager for CIP technology. He has held various leadership positions in Cisco’s engineering organization including Vice President / General Manager of the Mobile Wireless Group and Vice President / General Manager of the IP Communication Business Unit. In July 2008, he was appointed Vice President for Quality and Site Executive for Cisco's North American Connected Sites. In September 2009 he also assumed the position of VP of Development for GGSG. In July 2011, he took on the role of RTP Site Executive, a position he held previously from 2002 to 2009.

Ed is a Trustee, first appointed by NC Governor Beverly Perdue and then reappointed by NC Governor Pat McCrory, of the Wake Technical Community College. Ed serves on the Boards of Directors of Made in Durham, the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and Triangle Family Services, and is the past chair of the Regional Transportation Alliance. Mr. Paradise holds a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.


Cisco’s RTP Employees Give Big to Local Charities

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Cisco is a great company to work for - with an even bigger heart. It is a privilege to work alongside great people who give of their time, talent, and...

Robots Invade Cisco RTP Campus this Weekend

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The Cisco Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina campus, normally quiet over the weekend, will be alive and buzzing with activity this Saturday, September 12, as hundreds of students, robots, coaches, and volunteers gather for a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning. For the second year, Cisco RTP is hosting the FIRST […]

December 16, 2014


Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Cisco Volunteers Help the Hungry at Durham Food Bank

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As a company with deep roots in the North Carolina community, Cisco will today present a $463,000 check to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  This contribution is part of the Cisco’s 12th Annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign and reflects donations from more than 600 employees to the Food Bank, as well […]

September 30, 2014


Cisco Announces $20,000 Grant 
for Girl Scouts’ GIRLS GO TECH Program

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On behalf of Cisco, I’m pleased to announce that our company has awarded the Girls Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines a $20,000 community impact grant to help girls from underserved communities attend its award-winning GIRLS GO TECH program.  Every year, the GIRLS GO TECH program helps 350 North Carolina girls participate in science camp […]

May 16, 2014


New Standards May Reduce Heartburn Caused by the Next Heartbleed

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Ed Paradise, Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development Group Much has been made of the industry-wide Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential exploitation. Cisco was among the first companies to release a customer Security Advisory when the vulnerability became public, and is now one of many offering mitigation advice. Those dealing […]

April 14, 2014


Building in Security from the Ground Up with The Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle

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At Cisco, security runs through everything that we do. It is our commitment to deliver verifiable, trustworthy network architectures built on secure software and secure hardware, backed by prudent supply chain security practices. That’s why Cisco created the Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle (Cisco SDL) to ensure that security is central through the entire product development […]