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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.

Articles

May 16, 2022

GOVERNMENT

How to Speed and Secure Public Sector Cloud

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

March 22, 2022

SECURITY

New Warning from the White House Calls for Urgent Action

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

EDUCATION

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

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

GOVERNMENT

ACTRA: Partnering with Cisco to Create a More Secure World

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

GOVERNMENT

ACTRA: Nurturing a Cyber Threat Response Community

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, Education: RSA 2021 and the State of Education Security

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

GOVERNMENT

Cybersecurity Executive Order: Cisco Stands Ready

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.

April 13, 2021

EDUCATION

Securing University Research: An Industry Perspective

Is your university's research secure? Learn how to emphasize research security in the latest #EducationNow

June 25, 2020

GOVERNMENT

Remote Work for Government is Here to Stay, Make Sure it’s Secure

Your employees have left the building, and the shift toward massively supporting remote work creates a series of security challenges. Now, it’s up your security and IT staff to make sure that they are protected on any device, wherever and whenever they choose to work. Give your employees the tools to work the way they need to, securely, from anywhere.