Hazel Burton

Global Cybersecurity Product Marketing Manager, Thought Leadership

Cisco Secure

I work within Cisco Secure's thought leadership security team, and I'm a passionate advocate of hearing and telling people’s stories – from how they came into the cybersecurity industry, to how they’re making waves within it.

I host and produce the Cisco Security Stories podcast, and write and contributes to Cisco’s cybersecurity report series, including “Threats of the Year”. I also presents many live chats through Cisco’s live TV platforms, and help to produce Cisco’s series of crowdsourced ebooks, addressing topics such as how to adjust in extraordinary times, the power of diversity, and a celebration of women in cybersecurity.

I'm a firm believer that one of the best ways to learn, and to be inspired, is to hear from others who have been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt. I hope that through my work that I can help to break any myths about who a security person is, looks like, or where they’ve come from, and that audiences will be able to identify with and be inspired by many of the people I speak with who share their stories.

Outside of work I've been training in improvisational comedy for seven years, and often perform live on stage. A keen film fan, I also host a twice monthly movie podcast with some of my fellow improvisers.


July 27, 2023


Network Resilience: Defending against sophisticated attacks targeting network infrastructure

4 min read

Sophisticated attacks on network infrastructure are increasing. Stay a step ahead with our recommendations for shoring up your software and hardware defenses.

March 9, 2023


People Matter: A look back on how Cisco Talos has been supporting Ukraine

2 min read

In this ThreatWise TV special documentary edition, we take a look at Talos’s efforts to protect Ukrainian critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

November 22, 2022


Adapt and overcome: What the story of the Tardigrade can teach us about resilience

4 min read

How did the tardigrade adapt to become arguably the most resilient creature on the planet? And what lessons can be applied? New ebook available now

June 15, 2022


Security resilience: 4 ways to achieve company-wide buy-in

6 min read

How do you achieve support across the organization for building security resilience? We asked industry experts to share their top tips for security leaders.

April 26, 2022


Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: Building Security Resilience in a World of Uncertainty

3 min read

Which practices have the greatest impact when building security resilience? We asked industry experts to share their success stories.

March 10, 2022


Introducing the new ‘Defending Against Critical Threats’ report

4 min read

How has the #cyberthreat landscape evolved in the last year? Find out in our annual Defending Against Critical Threats report.

February 9, 2022


Defending Against Critical Threats: Analyzing Key Trends, Part 2

5 min read

We look at some more highlights from our annual “Defending Against Critical Threats” webinar. Today's threats include Log4J, planning for Zero Days, Emotet, and the rise of Mac OS malware.

February 3, 2022


Defending Against Critical Threats: Analyzing Key Trends, Part 1

6 min read

In the first of a three part series, we explore three of the most critical cyber threats from 2021, including the new world of infastructure security, security debt, and top vulnerabilities.

October 6, 2021


Mental Health & Burnout in Cybersecurity: Tips, Stories and Insights

5 min read

With 80% of cybersecurity personnel saying they’re dealing with more stress in the wake of the pandemic, what can we do to take care of our mental health?