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Will Ash

Senior Director, U.S. Public Sector

Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO)

Will Ash leads Cisco’s Security sales team serving U.S. Public Sector customers. This team is focused on delivering protection to government and education customers across their extended network before, during, and after a cyberattack through threat-centric security solutions.

Prior to this role, Will led Cisco’s Atlantic Enterprise team, responsible for delivering Cisco’s full product and services portfolio to customers operating in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; positioned in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, energy, and professional services industries.

Will received a double B.A. in Economics and Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from Gettysburg College, an M.B.A. in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Certificate in Executive Education at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

He currently resides in Loudoun County Virginia with his wife and three children.

Articles

August 14, 2023

GOVERNMENT

Comply to Connect: The Bridge to Zero Trust

5 min read

The Comply to Connect (C2C) program is a bridge to Zero Trust access, and with the growth of Iot and IIoT devices it's now critical for DoD security. Learn all about C2C and selecting the right tools to get it done.

June 19, 2023

GOVERNMENT

Understanding FedRAMP®: How Cisco Umbrella is Getting Authorization

6 min read

Pull back the curtain on the often mysterious process of FedRAMP® Authorization as Cisco's Will Ash details Cisco Umbrella's amazing journey through the rigorous and thorough maze of testing. Helpful graphic timelines included!

September 28, 2021

SECURITY

Simply Explained: Ransomware, Phishing, Zero Trust

4 min read

Cybersecurity affects all, but the industry uses complicated terms that make it hard to understand. For example, what is phishing and how does it work?

October 20, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Mission-Driven Cybersecurity

2 min read

For many government agencies, cybersecurity can be an afterthought, a one-off, single product they add on after the fact to meet regulation or protect from basic hacks. What these agencies don’t realize is that cybersecurity isn’t an afterthought – it’s closely tied to an agency’s core mission. Whether that mission is public health, national security, […]

June 28, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Don’t Risk IT: Cybersecurity Risk Driving IT Modernization

1 min read

Many federal, state, and local government agencies are operating old, outdated and end-of-life network equipment. You may think this just means slower, less efficient operation – not worth the cost to refresh your infrastructure, right? Wrong. Outdated network equipment is actually a major cybersecurity risk, particularly for government agencies, as it makes networks more susceptible […]

June 6, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Integration, Consolidation, Automation: Why Cisco Cyber Solutions are Essential for CDM

2 min read

Cybersecurity for the federal government is increasingly complex. More and more important data is being stored or shared using the Internet, and at the same time, hacks and other cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. Agencies need to stay on the cutting-edge of cyber solutions to ensure critical citizen data and military information are […]