Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Security Business Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Bret Hartman is responsible for defining the corporate security technology strategy for Cisco, as implemented by the Security Business Group.
Mr. Hartman has over thirty years of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises. His expertise includes cloud, virtualization, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services security, policy development and management, and security modeling and analysis. Mr. Hartman has spoken at dozens of security and privacy industry events and is a recognized authority on distributed systems security.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Hartman was Chief Technology Officer of RSA and an EMC Fellow, where he defined the security technology strategy for EMC. This strategy drove the acquisition of RSA Security and the creation of the Security Division of EMC, now generating over $1B of annual revenue.
Mr. Hartman’s previous roles include Director of Technical Services for SOA Appliances at IBM Corporation; Vice President of Technology Solutions at DataPower Technology Inc. (acquired by IBM); and Chief Technology Officer at Quadrasis Security (Hitachi Computer Products). Mr. Hartman began his distinguished career as a U.S. Air Force officer assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.
At the U.S. National Security Agency Mr. Hartman helped to create the “DoD Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria” (Orange Book). Bret has also co-authored security industry specifications, security technology books, and a patent for enterprise application security integration.
Bret holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.