Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco
Vice President Steve Martino leads Cisco's Information Security (InfoSec) organisation to innovate and adopt the most effective security technologies and policies, reflect them in Cisco's people, products and services, and share them with customers. He has more than 30 years of high-technology experience in security, IT operations, product development and operations, marketing, and sales.
Under Martino's leadership, Cisco's InfoSec organisation equips the company to defend itself, its partners and customers from information security threats. His team creates and adopts risk-based data governance and technology policies and capabilities to enable and secure Cisco’s customer and partner information and computing assets. Information Security influences Cisco and its ecosystems to secure information assets by making information security services transparent, and easy to engage and adopt through streamlined and consistent processes. Martino strives to create a world-class culture of agility, innovation, business and technical leadership, helping to make Cisco the #1 security vendor in the industry.
In addition to his Information Security leadership role, Martino participates in various Cisco IT, risk management and business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Cisco in August 2007, Martino spent six years at Digeo, Inc., as Vice President of Business Operations. He managed the design and engineering efforts in Digeo’s central business operations systems, NOC Support Centre and internal IT operations. Prior to Digeo, he spent six years with Click2learn, where he ended his tenure as Chief Operating Officer. While at Click2learn, Martino lead the company’s SaaS e-Learning portal development, professional services business, transitioned the field sales organisation from an indirect model to an enterprise sales model, and helped take the company public in 1999. Martino has held marketing and management consulting roles at Sun Microsystems/ SunSoft, Inc., Pricewaterhouse, and Xerox Corporation.