Shawn W. Yuskaitis

Business Development & Acquisition Lead

Worldwide Security Partner Organization

Shawn is the Worldwide Security Partner Business Development & Acquisition Lead for Cisco’s Security Organization. He is responsible for developing strategic initiatives and program innovations that create profitable growth and capacity for Cisco and its partners. Additionally, Shawn has been responsible for managing the partner integration of recent security acquisitions from SourceFire to our most recent CloudLock acquisition.

An honors graduate of New College, Shawn has also held several Sales and Business Development positions internationally where he lived and worked London, Spain and Mexico during his tenure at Computer Associates, where he developed and implemented strategy reversing declining indirect sales resulting in annual growth of 30%.

Shawn lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and kids and when not working is an avid runner, biker and triathlete ….


October 21, 2016


Connections: Vulnerabilities? Or Advantages?

When is the last time that you didn’t update the operating system on your phone? Or ignored those pop-up messages letting you know your software is out of date? Last week I was in Arizona with about 50 partner executives, a speaker from Talos asked us the same question. A small number of people raised their hand. […]

October 11, 2016


It’s a Triathlon, Not a Sprint

Fun fact: as many of you know, I am an avid triathlete. Not only do I constantly strive to achieve my personal best but I also like to encourage others to achieve their goals! About five years ago, I started a running group in Tampa, Florida. Since then, the group has grown to have over […]

October 6, 2016


Who You Gonna Call?

No matter how much pest prevention we do around our house, inevitably we’ll find a pest (or maybe even a lizard) in the house every now and then. It’s Florida. Real pests vs. intrusive, hostile or malicious computer code. Obvious? Maybe. Similar? You bet. In both situations, you react in either of two ways. The […]

September 29, 2016


The Security You Need (Before You Know You Need It)

Fall is finally here! Last weekend, the temperature dropped, so I cruised to the store with my windows down and my stereo playing Jack Johnson. I parked to run inside and get the few quick items. For a moment, I debated whether or not to roll up my windows. What’s the harm? Spoiler alert: I […]