Tom Powledge

VP, Managed Security Services

Tom Powledge is Cisco's vice president of Managed Security Services. In this role, Tom is responsible for accelerating Cisco’s growth in managed security services, one of the fastest growing segments of the security market. Prior to his current role, Powledge served as vice president of Symantec’s Information Security Group. Tom was responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of the information security product portfolio and managed services. Powledge has more than 17 years experience in the software industry and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his spare time Tom travels with his family and participates in triathlons.


October 26, 2015


Active Threat Analytics: Easing the Burden of Threat Management

2 min read

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a trickster king cursed with the eternal torment of fruitless labor. As punishment for his hubris and wile, Zeus condemned this hapless figure to the unending task of pushing a boulder up a mountain. Once he reached the top, the boulder would fall back down. And he would begin again. […]

August 3, 2015


Getting to Know Tom Powledge, Vice President of Cisco Managed Security Services

5 min read

After several months leading the managed security services portfolio at Cisco, I sat down with the social media team to discuss my path to Cisco, the evolution of the security market, and the future of security. [Note: This is an abridged version of the full interview.] Q: After nearly 20 years at Symantec, why did […]

June 9, 2015


Hosted Identity Services: Scaling Security in the Age of Mobility

2 min read

The rapid expansion of connected devices is a double-edged sword for businesses. On one hand, mobility, cloud, and BYOD innovations enable unprecedented flexibility, collaboration, and ease of access for employees. Fifty percent of employers will adopt BYOD policies by 2017, and 90 percent of American workers are already using their own smartphones for work.[1] But […]