Peter Romness

Cybersecurity Principal, US Public Sector CTO Office

Peter Romness is a the Cybersecurity Principal in the Public Sector CTO Office at Cisco Systems Inc. He has been helping Government customers achieve their missions for almost 35 years at companies such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Panasonic. He is focused on helping protect Government networks from cybersecurity threats. His responsibilities include promoting Cisco’s thought leadership within the Cybersecurity and IT communities and works with policy setting organizations to make sure they are aware of the most advanced cyber defense capabilities. He works closely with NIST and is a contributor to multiple NIST SP1800 series documents. He is also responsible for bringing cybersecurity solutions to market and developing new cybersecurity solutions for US governments. Though Peter has an engineering degree, his main goal is to make cybersecurity easier to understand and take action upon for non-technical business leaders.

In his spare time, Peter enjoys his family and friends, outdoor sports, travel, and sports cars.


October 17, 2022


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Don’t Fear the Cyber Goonies

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is underway. Defend your team against the cyber goonies with these four best practices today.

August 31, 2022


Cisco Secure at Billington CyberSecurity: Empowering Cyber Resilience

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Cisco thought leaders will join the senior leadership from the U.S. government and trusted industry peers to explore the most pressing security issues facing our nation at Billington CyberSecurity Summit in Washington, DC. Find out where you can join us at this event.

May 16, 2022


How to Speed and Secure Public Sector Cloud

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Discover what’s really driving the next generation of public sector cloud architectures and how to speed and secure workload delivery.

March 22, 2022


New Warning from the White House Calls for Urgent Action

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Based on evolving intelligence, President Biden warned of increased potential of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure in the United States. His administration renewed its calls for all organizations to bolster their cyber defenses. Learn how Cisco can help.

December 8, 2021


5 Ways the U.S. DoD’s CMMC Program May Impact Research Universities

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Hear from Helen Patton, Cisco’s Advisory CISO and former Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University, as she discusses the intersection of CMMC and higher education

July 13, 2021


ACTRA: Partnering with Cisco to Create a More Secure World

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Cisco is partnering with ACTRA to foster a sense of community in state government for cyber threat response and to train defenders.

July 6, 2021


ACTRA: Nurturing a Cyber Threat Response Community

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ACTRA, the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, is giving new meaning to collaboration as a cornerstone of digital security. We talked with Frank J. Grimmelmann, president & CEO of ACTRA, about how ACTRA is redefining cyber threat response.

June 7, 2021


Education, Education, Education: RSA 2021 and the State of Education Security

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Education Institutions are strong targets for cybersecurity attacks. Cisco is positioned to protect these valuable assets by offering a wide range of security solutions and products to safeguard all educational institutions.

May 24, 2021


Cybersecurity Executive Order: Cisco Stands Ready

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Recently, the Biden Administration issued a new executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity. Cisco stands ready to assist - discover the technologies that will make it happen in our latest blog.