Events , Governance & Risk Management , RSA Conference

Take the Complexity Out of Security

Gee Rittenhouse of Cisco Secure on Strategies for Reducing Complexity
Gee Rittenhouse, SVP and GM, Cisco Secure

In some ways, the complexity of our cybersecurity defenses has become one of our biggest vulnerabilities. Gee Rittenhouse of Cisco Secure discusses why simplifying networking is a significant step toward reducing cybersecurity complexity.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Rittenhouse discusses:

  • The biggest challenges posed by complexity;
  • Why simplifying networking is a step toward simplification;
  • The way forward with passwordless authentication.

Rittenhouse is the senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Secure. He is responsible for the company's global security business, including strategy, portfolio and architecture. He joined Cisco in 2013 to shape its cloud and virtualization strategy, accelerating development of the company's software stack, NFV and SaaS consumption model. Previously president of Bell Labs, he is a respected IT industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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