Mike Storm

Distinguished Engineer

Security Business Group

Mike Storm, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco, CCIE Security, focuses on Solution Architectures and Strategy for the Global Cisco Security business. Storm has an affinity for Security Architectures and Data Center Security and has authored several publications and Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) in the topic.

Storm has over 20 years in the networking and cyber-security industry as Practitioner, SME and Professional Speaker on networking and security topics. Storm is the host of the Reality TV Series - Cisco IT Security Makeover, where he leads a team to help companies of all sizes to understand how to protect themselves, their data and IP from cyber attack.


January 26, 2021


Unhackable Podcast MFA Challenge

1 min read

Today I took the #MFAChallenge and pledged to help someone I care about get set up on MFA (Multi-factor authentication) to protect them, both online and off! Now I challenge you to pass it on!  Listen to the podcast and make your pledge today! cisco.com/go/UnhackableMFA  

5 strategies to help shift mindsets and secure small business data

5 min read

Small and midsize businesses are becoming the focus of cyberattacks. The cost is high: as much as half a million dollars, which few businesses, small or otherwise, can afford.

5 security tools to protect your small business data

4 min read

Cybersecurity is critical no matter a business’s size. Small business data is no less valuable to an attacker, and small businesses can benefit from the security strategies larger enterprises use.

December 21, 2015


Threat-Focused NG-Firewall – Who Cares? Part 3

7 min read

This is Part 3 of our blog series about NG-Firewalls. See Part 1 here. Part 3: Challenges of the Typical NGFW What good is a malicious verdict on something...

December 17, 2015


Threat-Focused NG-Firewall – Who Cares? Part 2

4 min read

This is Part 2 of our blog series about NG-Firewalls. See Part 1 here. Part 2: Enter Threat-Focused NG-Firewall What does a Threat-focused NG-Firewall do differently? Just about everything. Let’s compare the most popular NGFW systems on the market (typical NGFW) with the Cisco Firepower NG-Firewall system, (a Threat-Focused NG-Firewall). If you consider the typical NGFW […]

December 15, 2015


Threat-Focused NG-Firewall – Who Cares? Part 1

7 min read

Part 1: Rude Awakening Let us begin with some context in the form of a story. I live in a very bad part of town and I am always worried that my car is going to get stolen or broken into. So, I just invested over a thousand bucks in this awesome vehicle alarm and security […]