Jason Brvenik

Principal Engineer

CIsco Security Business Group

As a Principal Engineer in Cisco's Security Business Group, Jason Brvenik works alongside Sourcefire founder and Cisco Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch to develop, manage and execute innovative strategies and technologies to address the security challenges of tomorrow.

Prior to the acquisition of Sourcefire by Cisco, Jason served as the Vice President of Security Strategy and Fellow in the Office of the CTO. Jason has remained a key contributor to open source security projects and has become a preeminent thought leader via his contributions to security.

Jason is a frequent participant in industry debates and has been a speaker at events for NASA, CISO Executive Network, RSA Conference and NetEvents, and has been interviewed by top tier IT and business press worldwide. He was also featured as one of five participants in Bloomberg/Businessweek’s expert panel and content series on “How to Fix Cyber Security,” driven by the media goliath’s chairman, Norm Pearlstine.


August 10, 2016


Cisco achieves 100% detection in Breach test

And why 100% detection is grossly misleading It is with great pride that we received the latest Breach Detection Report from NSS Labs, in which Cisco achieved a 100% detection...

August 5, 2015


Continuous Analysis Yields Continuous Leadership Against Advanced Threats

Organizations today have no shortage of challenges when it comes to cyber security and their growing IT infrastructure. Not only is the frequency and sophistication of malware attacks on the rise, but with the proliferation of mobility, BYOD, IoT, and cloud services; the number of entry points an attacker has into the network grows exponentially […]

July 30, 2015


Change is Coming to the Security Industry – and This is a Good Thing

Cisco presents a vision of the future in the Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report that we expect many—particularly in the security industry—might find a little controversial. We suggest that over the next five years, there will be a continued wave of industry consolidation—driven less by financially motivated M&A and more by the need for capable […]

January 22, 2015


Real-World Security Is the Ability to Protect the Ultimate Asset: the User

This week, we released the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report and used it as a platform to introduce the inaugural Cisco Security Manifesto. Our motivation for creating this set of security principles was to underscore to organizations that they must be more dynamic in their approach to security so they can become more adaptive and […]

September 23, 2014


Continuing Our Legacy: Cisco Leads in Security Effectiveness

Last week we announced the availability of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, which represents the industry’s first threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW). This offering addresses threats across the full attack continuum anytime and anywhere a threat may manifest. Today NSS Labs released the final reports from its 2014 comparative NGFW testing, focusing on security effectiveness, total cost of […]

September 18, 2014


Why a Next-Generation Firewall Must Be Threat-Centric

In an earlier blog, we discussed the importance of a visibility-driven approach to Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and the need for capabilities that offer full visibility and contextual awareness...

August 20, 2014


NSS Labs Report on Cyber Resilience Highlights the Need for a New Approach to Security

A few years ago, a point-product security vendor proudly declared their technology was the silver bullet that stopped ALL security threats from penetrating the corporate network. Many of us in the industry raised our collective eyebrows in surprise at such a bold claim. While the naive or inexperienced might have believed such an outrageous claim, […]

August 7, 2014


Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report: Threats – Inside and Out

Through our ongoing “Inside Out” project at Cisco, our threat researchers have the opportunity to closely examine select networks—with our customers’ permission—to identify evidence of malicious traffic. We use Domain Name System (DNS) lookups emanating from enterprise networks to create a snapshot of possible data compromises and vulnerabilities. This research yielded a significant finding that […]

April 2, 2014


NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems Testing Demonstrates Why Threat Protection Must be Continuous

Follow @vrybdpkt Long before becoming a part of Cisco, the Sourcefire team was aggressively addressing the advanced malware challenges our customers face daily. We believe that the most effective way to address these challenges is a continuous Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) approach that does more than just track malware at a point in time, but […]