Rick Miles

Vice President Product Management, Cloud and Network Security

Security Business Group

Rick Miles is Vice President of Product Management, Cloud and Network Security, a $1B+ business for the Cisco Security Business Group. His portfolio includes Secure Firewall, Virtual Firewall, Secure Workload, Firepower Management Center, Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), and Multicloud Defense (formerly Valtix). Prior to this role, Rick was a senior leader at Zscaler, responsible for Zscaler Private Access and emerging technologies, including AppProtection/WAF, Deception, Cloud Browser Isolation, Privileged Remote Access, and Risk Analytics. There he drove the strategic vision and growth of his product line, bringing the business from under $100M ARR to over $410M ARR in less than two years. Prior to Zscaler, he led the Threat and Emerging Products at Proofpoint - including threat analytics, business email compromise detection, orchestration/SOAR, and threat intelligence services. Rick’s multi-disciplinary background in security is an ideal fit for our transformation to suites and platforms. Additionally, Rick has a background in the US Army focused on cybersecurity, communications, and intelligence, leading technical teams ranging from 20 to 1,100 soldiers. He then finished his time in the military teaching and running the cybersecurity and military intelligence branch programs at West Point. Rick is passionate about the security space, building innovative products that customers love, and leading high-performing teams committed to product excellence. Rick holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer architecture from West Point and an MBA from Columbia University. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and basketball, as well as coaching his kids’ sports teams.


November 9, 2023


Introducing Cisco Cloud Protection – Complete Protection, from Ground to Cloud

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Learn how the Cisco Cloud Protection Suite protects applications, simplifies multicloud security operations, and supports business growth

June 6, 2023


Going Beyond “Next Generation” Network Security

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Learn how Cisco Security's firewall innovations unify network security, bringing best-in-class data center security, muticloud security and management together.