Bret Hartman

VP and CTO, Security Business Group, Cisco

Bret Hartman is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cisco’s Security Business Group where he and his team are focused on the future direction of the industry and the role Cisco plays in preparing its customers for the security landscape of tomorrow. Since joining Cisco in 2012, Hartman has introduced the security architecture strategy, which guides Cisco’s security business today. With the customer top of mind, Hartman drives internal and external technology innovations and integrations to solve key customer challenges. Hartman and his team have identified and helped to secure key acquisitions, including Duo Security, Sourcefire, OpenDNS and Lancope. Hartman has four decades of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises.