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Sujata Ramamoorthy

Senior Director, Security Engineering

Security & Trust Organization

Sujata Ramamoorthy is a Sr. Director, Security & Trust at Cisco and leads the Security Engineering group. Ramamoorthy and her team partner across Security & Trust Organization, Supply Chain, IT and various Product teams to deliver foundational capabilities to secure Cisco’s business operations, Products and Cloud Services. This includes establishing security standards, partnering to build common security tools and services, delivering consumable security automation in strategic environments in a DevSecOps model and driving adoption across Cisco.

Prior to her current role, Ramamoorthy has held several leadership roles in Information Security. She was the CSO for Cisco’s Inter-Cloud Services (CIS) and prior to that Co-led a CIO level multi-year Pervasive Security program. In her leadership, the team executed on security strategies and practices that addressed several global trends, including a large Private Cloud build-out for Cisco’s SaaS offering, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative, borderless collaboration experience, increasing adoption of Mobile-Cloud based applications, Global Network and Data Center transformation and Continuous Delivery. She led and scaled several advanced capabilities around Identity and Access, Data Security, Threat detection and containment and won awards for governance programs such as Unified Security Metrics while establishing key roles and competencies in IT such as Security Primes and Partner Security Architects.

Ramamoorthy regularly shares her experience and expertise on Information Security by participating in executive briefings to Cisco customers and industry conferences and forums, such as Cisco Live, Secure World, and Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) on Security, Risk and Privacy. She serves on the advisory board for Secure World Bay Area and as a Content Committee member in EWF, sharing her real world experience to design and facilitate the events at the conferences. She and her team also partner with the Security Business Unit of Cisco to be Cisco’s first and best customer shaping requirements and continually improving the products to be enterprise and cloud ready. This in part helped Cisco IT be awarded the Best Security Department of the Year 2014 and 2016 from Info Security Products Guide.

Ramamoorthy’s experience at Cisco transcends both the business and technical realms, as she strives to generate innovation and business value for Cisco, its partners and customers. Prior to joining the Information Security team in 2007, she has held senior positions in technical services engineering, advanced services, and information technology at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco in 2000, she held technical roles at Informix and Hewlett Packard Corporation, developing database kernel-level software, ERP systems, web-based CRM and Technical Support solutions. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunication.

Ramamoorthy has also received industry recognition for her leadership. She received the Gold Winner for the 2014 Women World Awards for Female Executive of the Year and the Golden Bridge Bronze Award for Security Woman Executive of the Year 2014.

Ramamoorthy lives in the Silicon Valley in California with her husband who is also a techie. She enjoys music and outdoor activities like hiking in her free time.

Articles

April 30, 2018

SECURITY

DevSecOps: Lessons Learned

Adoption of DevSecOps and the security improvements thereof has been quite impressive and has exceeded our own initial expectations. 

March 13, 2018

SECURITY

DevSecOps: Automation for Assurance

This is Part 3 in our Four Part DevSecOps Blog Series In Part 2 of this blog series, DevSecOps - Security at the Speed of Business, we explained the...

February 14, 2018

SECURITY

DevSecOps: Security at the Speed of Business

In Part One of this blog series DevSecOps - Win Win for All, we established a foundation for DevSecOps practices with our Cloud Security Manifesto. In Part 2 of this series, we will describe another key aspect of DevSecOps – developing security guardrails with a hands-on approach via Agile hackathons.

December 12, 2017

SECURITY

DevSecOps: Win-Win for All

[This is part one of a four-part blog series about DevSecOps.] Today, companies are transforming their business to offer customers connected digital experiences where products and services are increasingly powered by mobile, cloud and data analytics capabilities.  Developers in turn are moving to Development Operations (DevOps) processes to meet the need for greater agility and […]

July 17, 2017

SECURITY

For Women in Cybersecurity, Possibilities are Endless

This blog is the third in a series of posts sharing perspectives from Cisco women in security. Previous blogs featured Michele Guel, Engineer and Chief Security Architect and

April 29, 2014

SECURITY

Security Blog Story – Part 4: Lessons Learned

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of a four-part series featuring an in-depth overview of InfoSec’s (Information Security) Unified Security Metrics Program (USM). In this blog entry, we discuss some of the lessons learned during the program’s first year. Winter weather in the North Atlantic Ocean can be precarious at best. Anyone recall the […]

April 16, 2014

SECURITY

Making Your Metrics Program Effective Beyond Just Charts and Numbers

Information security is all about risk reduction, and risks are notoriously difficult to measure - ask any insurance salesman or actuary. So how do we handle this conundrum for a security metrics program that hasn't even reached its second anniversary yet?

March 28, 2014

SECURITY

Security Metrics Starting Point: Where to Begin?

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a four-part series featuring an in-depth overview of Infosec’s (Information Security) Unified Security Metrics Program. In this second installment, we discuss where to begin measuring. H. James Harrington, noted author of Business Process Improvement, once said “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually […]

March 12, 2014

SECURITY

No Curve Ball Here, Unified Security Metrics Deliver Meaningful Results

Editor’s Note:  This is the first part of a four-part series featuring an in-depth overview of Infosec’s (Information Security) Unified Security Metrics Program. In this first installment, we discuss the value of security metrics at Cisco. What does the film Moneyball have in common with security metrics? Turns out—plenty. In Moneyball, the storyline focuses on […]