Nick Kelly

Nick brings over a decade in technical sales in the computer security industry. He has worked with partners and customers in all verticals. His past specializations include cloud security, network security, eDiscovery and litigation preparedness. Prior to that, he worked as a security analyst for the U.S. State Department, and a security engineer for several firms.

Nick is the author of the Leon "Catwalk" Caliber series of novels and comic books, and co-author of the Urban Samurai series. He is an experienced musician, having played all over the United States and Canada. He is an avid Internet safety advocate who trains parents, students and educators about staying safe online.

Coming from a law enforcement family, Nick is fascinated with catching bad guys and keeping kids safe online.


April 29, 2021


To Buy or To Build: Developing Your Security Operations Center

Data lies at the heart of all security operations. Like other networking operations, security relies on the ability to trust the data.

April 30, 2020


Extending Effective Security without Adding Complexity

Security administrators are already overwhelmed with the sheer number of tools that they have. Organizations are moving to vendor consolidation, but still deploy many tools. At Cisco, we’ve intentionally designed, developed and acquired security solutions to be high value without being overly complex.

April 16, 2019


Work/Life Balance – How Not to Add 10 Years to your Life Overnight

There are a huge number of benefits in stepping back and taking some time to achieve a work/life balance. Learn more:

August 13, 2018


Promote Cloud Adoption in Education without Exposing Students to Risk

Cloud based collaboration is being adopted rapidly by organizations in all verticals, and education is no exception. Access to collaborative tools can’t be as simple as an on/off switch.

May 21, 2018


The Importance of an Information Security Strategy in Mergers and Acquisitions

Organizations that engage in M&A should include an information security strategy as part of the process.