Maria Callaghan

Privacy & Transparency Program Lead

Security And Trust (S&TO)

Maria Callaghan is a member of the Security & Trust Organization (S&TO) and leads programs at the intersection of cybersecurity, geopolitics, and human rights, aimed at accelerating customer data protection, transparency, and privacy around the globe. She is a member of the RTP Innovation Coalition, Cisco Pride, Cisco WISE, and actively leads local efforts to assist those experiencing homelessness.

Maria joined Cisco in July, 2018 after graduating from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with a BBA degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. Her past work experiences include working in San Jose as a business analyst for CPS, interning in Sydney, Australia assisting Chubb Security in industry research and digital marketing, and assisting in research for the Atonement Project, a University of Michigan art-based outreach program for incarcerated persons.

In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husky Atlas, canoeing, and finding cheap and unique ways to travel the world.


March 1, 2022


Cisco’s 7 Guiding Principles of Government Data Demands

2 min read

Cisco advocates for data privacy and human rights and has refreshed its Principled Approach to ensure robust protections are in place regarding government data requests.

January 5, 2021


Introducing: Cisco’s Innovated Transparency Report

2 min read

Cisco listens to customers' security and privacy concerns and has refreshed its Transparency Report to answer customers’ top questions about government data demands.

June 24, 2019


Beyond the Bottom Line

3 min read

Maria shares how she wasn't sure corporate america was for her, but how Cisco has surprised her in wanting to help her change the world.