Marty Loy

Director of Engineering

Security and Trust Organization

Marty Loy is Director of Engineering for the Security and Trust Organization Engineering Team in Research Triangle Park, NC.  As Director, Marty is responsible for leading the software development, testing and certification of security features throughout Cisco’s commercial product line.  This includes adding new functionality on high end routers, switches, firewalls, VPN products, collaboration products and mobile devices. Engineering leadership is strongly focused on cryptography, transport layer security, secure cloud connectivity and other features that enable stronger network security and global government certifications.

Marty joined Cisco in 2000 as part of the Voice Technology Group as an Engineering Manager responsible for developing VoIP protocols on mid-range routers.  Later, Marty was an Engineering Manager for the SIP VoIP protocol development with Unified Collaborations on the CUCM IP PBX product line.  In 2003, he became part of the leadership team that created the global government focused GGSG Engineering organization in Research Triangle Park.

Prior to joining Cisco, Marty spent 13 years as a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager developing call processing features for Bell Northern Research/Nortel Networks Inc.  This included a two year assignment in Japan that led the implementation enabling long distance carrier competition within the country for new common carriers pursuing the  long distance market.

Marty graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from North Carolina State University in 1987.

Marty and his family live in Apex, NC.  When outside of Cisco, he spends time saltwater fishing and playing golf.


May 1, 2018


Enrolling More Women in Cyber Engineering

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Everyone who works at Cisco knows that we encourage, promote and value a diverse workforce. Supporting women is an important part of that effort. The difference in tangible support from...

October 19, 2015


Cisco Next Generation Encryption and Postquantum Cryptography

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Cisco developed Next Generation Encryption (NGE) in 2011. NGE was created to define a widely accepted and consistent set of cryptographic algorithms that provide strong security and good performance for our customers. These are the best standards that can be implemented today to meet the security and scalability requirements for network security in the years […]

April 30, 2014


Taking Encryption to the Next Level: Enrollment Over Secure Transport Strengthens Adoption of Elliptic Curve Cryptograph …

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Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) is a new standard (RFC7030) designed to improve the lifecycle management of digital certificates, a key element for secure communications. Cisco Engineer Max Pritikin coauthored the EST standard. We’re very excited about the potential use cases of EST, which are, as we’ll discuss in a moment, pretty versatile. To understand […]