Eliot Lear

Principal Engineer

Intent-Based Networking Group

Eliot Lear is a principal engineer in the office of the Cisco Intent Based Networking Group CTO, where he focuses on Security of the Internet of Things as well as Technology Policy. He is the author of numerous requests for comments (RFCs), and has served in the IETF leadership on the Internet Architecture Board. Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Eliot served as Internet Architect for Silicon Graphics. Eliot lives in Switzerland with his wife and daughter, and enjoys skiing and cooking.


October 23, 2023


Labels for Consumer IoT Devices? Cisco’s View

2 min read

Cisco actively works with the FCC and other government agencies, industry, and consumers to discuss cybersecurity labeling for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and to build trust in the network we all rely on to live, work, and play in today’s interconnected world.

March 17, 2021


Improving DNS Security While Preserving Resiliency

5 min read

Learn how DDR enables IT to deploy a secure and reliable resolver service that provides a layered defense against exfiltration and BOTnets—for all devices at all times.