Susan Runowicz-Smith

Product Marketing Manager

Sourcefire Marketing

Susan Runowicz- Smith is Product Marketing Manager for the Firepower 2100 Series Next Generation Firewalls.

Before joining the Cisco Security Team in 2014, Susan spent most of her marketing career in the semiconductor industry, specifically in Electronic Design Automation-- the software tools that engineers use to create chip designs.

Her career shift to cybersecurity provides no less of an interesting challenge than negotiating 3 nm semiconductor design rules with IP and silicon suppliers. In her new role as Firepower 2100 Product Marketing Manager, she has relished the shift to firewalls, advanced malware and all things related to simple, open, and automated security.

In her spare time, you will find her plucking ripe veggies from her garden, whipping up a gourmet meal in her newly remodeled kitchen, or walking the streets and parks of Los Altos with her husband and 2 energetic huskies.


August 26, 2018


Protecting SugarCreek’s 24/7 Food Manufacturing Across Four States

1 min read

SugarCreek Brandworthy food solutions is a growing, mid-western food manufacturer helping some of the industry’s largest and best-known companies develop innovative food solutions.

June 1, 2018


Cisco and Downer Partnership Delivers First Smart Cities Project

1 min read

Cisco and Downer have an ongoing strategic Internet of Things (IoT) partnership that was recently expanded to include Smart Cities. Downer, a diversified engineering and services company headquartered in...

February 13, 2018


Cisco Named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Network Firewall

3 min read

Cisco has been honored by its users to be named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Network Firewall.  The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinctions are a ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of end-user reviews, and the overall user ratings.

October 11, 2017


How is a Stateful Firewall like a Vintage Porsche?

4 min read

“Dad, I love your vintage Porsche! But is it safe?” This is the conversation my 90-year old neighbor recently had with his adult children. The Porsche he inherited from his late father-in-law is a thing of beauty –  sleek, classic body, and driven once or twice a week. The low-mileage 911 has been maintained meticulously […]

September 27, 2017


When it Comes to Network Security, Your Best Defense is Security Everywhere!

3 min read

New troubling cyberattacks are in the news almost daily. No one is immune. Have you checked your credit score lately? I just finished freezing mine. A national credit bureau breach...