Ron Zalkind

CTO, Cloud Security

Security Business Group

As CTO of the Cloud Security Division within Cisco, Ron is responsible for the group’s overall technology and product vision and continuous innovation.

Ron joined Cisco through the acquisition of Cloudlock in August 2016, a leading provider of cloud cybersecurity solutions where he was CTO and co-fouunder. Prior to founding Cloudlock, Ron was Director of Product Management at Interwise (acquired by AT&T), and held varied Engineering Management positions in Private and Military sectors such as the Israeli Air Force Software Development unit, where he worked on the development of mission critical intelligence systems. Ron has over 20 years of experience building complex software systems and product platforms.

Ron was named a CTO of the Year Finalist for the 2014 MassTLC Leadership Awards and Winner of the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards. He has been featured in SecurityWeek, TechCrunch, Boston Business Journal, and more. Ron has spoken at Dreamforce 2014, as well as the 2014 MassTLC Security Conference: Building Security Into an Insecure World.

Ron has a BA in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and is a graduate of MAMRAM (Elite software developer program at IDF Computer & Technology Unit).


October 20, 2017


Architecting a More Secure Future

4 min read

The new age of innovation is providing a level of convenience and technological advancements that were once unfathomable. But with every breakthrough comes challenges, and more precisely these days, security...