Munawar Hossain

Director of Product Management

Security Business Group

Mun Hossain is Director of Product Management for Cloud and Content Security at the Security Business Group at Cisco. Mun joined Cisco in 2000. During his tenure with the Security team, Mun has led several key product lines including Firewall, IPS, VPN, Email/Web Security, and DDoS. Most recently Mun led a team to embed security into Cisco’s SDN framework for the private cloud, deliver security services to the public cloud (AWS and Azure), expand Cisco's SaaS based security portfolio. Prior to his role in security, Mun also brought to market new and emerging technologies in the video and collaboration space, in the area of media transformation for Telepresence.


October 1, 2018


Your Email Security Toolbox: Defense in Depth

Criminals know that easily-obtained data can help them craft a compelling attack campaign.  Here are some essential tools defenders must have to thwart these sophisticated attacks.

July 26, 2018


Don’t Feed the Phish: Implementing DMARC

  The Challenge of implementing SPF and DKIM:   It’s no surprise that email authentication standards such as Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) have not...

May 24, 2018


Why phishing attacks still win and what you can do about it, Part I

In the last few years we have seen a fundamental shift in cybercriminal tactics leveraging social engineering techniques. Among the most effective of these techniques are phishing attacks, where cybercriminals...

March 3, 2017


The IoT(s): One Size Does Not Fit All

Today let’s talk about IoT as a plurality. I suspect that you may have recently heard the phrase that “words matter,” and when talking about something as broad and diverse as “IoT” it really does indeed matter. It matters because correctly defining what you are speaking about, and to whom, will help to drive towards […]

January 23, 2017


Welcome to the OT World

It may have come to you in an email or perhaps during a 1:1 with your boss but either way the news probably caught you by surprise. You will be taking your security skills to the industrial side of the house. Congratulations! And good luck – you are going to need it. Much of what […]

May 21, 2014


Trends in Data Center Security: Part 1 – Traffic Trends

Organizations are quickly discovering that a “one size fits all” approach to security across the network falls short of addressing the unique trends in the Data Center. So what’s really that unique about the Data Center (DC)? This is a multi-part blog to highlight various trends related to securing the DC, with Part One focusing […]