Forrest Foster

Forrest Foster is Chief Security Architect for the Engineering Cloud Services team in Cisco’s Engineering IT organization. He’s responsible for partnering with IT and Information Security Architecture teams, to drive a holistic defense in-depth strategy across the Cisco global enterprise. Forrest is also a CISSP, SANS GIAC GSEC, and RHCE certified. In addition, Forrest has a Certification in UNIX Administration and Management from the University of California Extension and is pursuing a degree in Information Assurance and Security at Cappella University. Forrest lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children. In his spare time Forrest enjoys playing rock guitar in the local Austin music scene.


December 21, 2012


Commitment and Community: Cisco’s Security DNA

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This is our final post in the series of SecCon-related articles. This post drives home the point made by Cisco's senior executives at the SecCon conference - security must be pervasive in every aspect of every product we design, develop, and deploy. It’s what our customers expect, and SecCon is one of the major delivery vehicles for creating a unified front within the engineering community as part of Cisco’s evolution towards the “Internet of Everything”.