Jason Lamar

Senior Director

Security Product Management Group

Jason Lamar has been involved in IT security for more than 20 years. He leads the Network Security and Advanced Threat Defense portfolio at Cisco. With broad expertise in security technologies, he works with many organizations around the world to evolve their security controls and assure business operations as they make the transition to the digital economy.

Lamar is a veteran of startups and many acquisitions, both acquiring and being acquired, and has particular expertise at integrating product teams, technologies, and customers into new experiences and opportunities. His career spans the customer journey, including support, professional services, managed security, business development, and product line management. These experiences drive the customer-centric approach he and his team deliver to Cisco’s customers.

Lamar came to Cisco in 2013 through the acquisition of Sourcefire, where he led product management and played a key role in expanding Sourcefire into the multi-product company that Cisco acquired for $2.7B.

Prior to Cisco, Lamar led product management at Secure Computing Corporation for the highly profitable Sidewinder firewall for Government and critical infrastructure Enterprises, integrating several acquisitions and achieving industry first innovations. He led the team through the integration of McAffee’s acquisition of Secure Computing in 2008. He then made significant contriubutions to their Security business unit.

Prior to 2001, Lamar created one of the first major manged security organizations at startup company Digex, an early provider of Cisco Powered backbone and web hosting services. He also lead product management at Rivien communications, a telecom startup focused on CLEC consolidation leveraging unified data and voice communications.

Well respected as a leader in the security industry, Jason Lamar is a frequent public speaker, a regular blog contributor, and has served as a source for Dark Reading, Gartner, IDC, and other organizations focused on cyber security trends and issues. He is excited to share his experience and insight with Cisco customers and partners worldwide.


January 25, 2018


Cisco named a Visionary for AMP for Endpoints in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

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Gartner has named AMP for Endpoints a Visionary in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). Cisco is proud to be included in this auspicious report and...

September 13, 2017


When Walls Come Down: Working Together to Protect IoT Devices

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When you begin remodeling an older home you realize that some walls are there for good reasons. Others block our modern, open-floor-plan lifestyles and can come down. Years ago, factories and utilities separated their Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) teams. The thinking was that such walls helped ensure reliability and uptime so that […]

July 14, 2017


Highlights of Effective Security from Cisco Live Las Vegas

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In case you missed it, here are some key takeaways from John Stewart's Chief Security Officere keynote, Cisco Encrypted Threat Analytics, and Cisco IoT Threat Defense.

July 12, 2017


Cisco Firepower NGFW Delivers Unparalleled Threat Defense in NSS Labs Testing

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Real-World Testing to Inform Your NGFW Buying Decision We’re excited to share with you the latest NSS Labs NGFW test results. In the most rigorous independent NGFW testing to date, Cisco outperformed eight competitors in security effectiveness, blocking 100% of evasions and surpassing four vendors by over 50 points. You can download the reports to […]

June 23, 2017


A Steady Drumbeat for Simple, Open and Automated

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I continue to beat the drum for solutions that are simple, open, and automated because it’s something I’m passionate about and Cisco Security is deeply committed to. It’s the clear path forward to security as a force multiplier – helping you to improve your security posture with your existing resources. In March, I gave a […]

June 2, 2017


Less is More – Fewer Cybersecurity Vendors Yield More Effective Security

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A traditional, tactical approach to security -- encounter a new threat, buy another box -- usually results in a complex security “frankenstructure” of products. Cisco delivers greater simplicity and automation.

March 2, 2017


Short on Security Resources? Try These Force Multipliers

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One in four organizations are exposed for six months or longer due to a lack of qualified security workers. And in Europe almost one-third of cyber security job openings remain unfilled. That’s the challenging picture reported by ISACA at this year’s RSA Conference. You’re thinking, “tell me something I don’t know.” The Benchmark study in […]

February 13, 2017


Staying Ahead of the Hack: Operationalizing Threat Intelligence to Strengthen Defenses

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Many pieces of forensic evidence come into play when investigating a crime scene – analysis of fingerprints, DNA, shoe prints, videos/photos, ballistics, etc. By analyzing the data, a picture of...

January 20, 2017


Effective Endpoint Security – More than Meets the Eye

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One of your sales people, Susan, is on the road putting some finishing touches on a presentation before a big meeting. Using the hotel Wi-Fi she does a quick search to see if there’s any relevant company or industry news she needs to know about before meeting with the client. She clicks on several websites, […]

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