Gene Hall

Vice President, Strategy, Incubations and Applications

Strategy, Incubations, Applications

Gene Hall is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Strategy, Incubations and Applications business. Leading a global team, he is responsible for the end-to-end marketing and communications strategy and results driving some of Cisco's newest and fastest moving businesses. Gene began his career at Cisco with a role in IT, and is now an influential leader with domain expertise in routing, switching, services, security, devops, opensource, infrastructure as code and observability. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. When not engaging with customers or telling stories of innovation, you can find him locked in a competitive battle on the tennis court or spending time in the mountains with his wife and two sons.


September 14, 2021


Cisco Wins 2021 Frost and Sullivan Market Leadership Award

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Cisco is proud to be the only vendor recognized by Frost & Sullivan for excellence with the Best Practices Market Leadership Award in the firewall market.

August 19, 2021


Securing Nonprofits Protects Us All

7 min read

Nonprofits handle vast sums of money and personal data, and provide some of the most critical services in the world. Learn why safeguarding charitable organizations is vital for global security.

August 11, 2021


Recapping Cisco Secure at Black Hat USA 2021

5 min read

Cisco Security was honored to be a sponsor of the 24th Black Hat USA 2021 Conference. This year’s hybrid event included cybersecurity experts.

June 30, 2021


A Conversation on Zero Trust for the Modern World

6 min read

I recently had a conversation with Cisco’s VP/GM of Zero Trust and Duo, Ash Devata, for a discussion about zero trust principles in the modern world.

May 20, 2021


The Rise of Resilience – Security in 2021 and Beyond

5 min read

In case you missed it, check out our news from the RSA Conference! Find out how we’re helping companies build resilience in the face of uncertainty.

May 3, 2021


Cisco wins SC Media Award for “Best Security Company”

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SC Media has named Cisco the “Best Security Company” as part of its 2021 SC Awards. Cisco also won “Best Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Security Solution and “Best Network Access Control (NAC) Solution”

April 26, 2021


How CISOs Can Impact Security for All

6 min read

Our new Advisory CISO, Helen Patton, has many years of experience under her belt. I recently connected with her to discuss how CISOs can help improve global security overall.

March 30, 2021


What does it take to do SASE your way?

4 min read

Cisco SecureX is bringing radical simplification to security. Learn how our integrated, cloud-native platform can help you transform your network for a seamless transition to SASE.

February 22, 2021


Simplified Security for a Successful Digital Transformation

4 min read

The world has changed significantly in the past year. Organizations must now keep up with even greater demands for ubiquitous connectivity. Learn how you can strengthen and streamline your security for a more digital, connected world.

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