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Cisco – Security & Trust Organization - Innovator of the Year

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Company:Cisco – Security & Trust Organization, San Jose, CA
Entry Submitted By: W2 Communications
Company Description: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today.
Nomination Category: Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Innovator of the Year

Nomination Title: Raising the Cybersecurity Bar: Innovation for a Safer Digital Economy

Tell the story about what this nominated person has achieved since 1 January 2017 (up to 650 words). Describe the impact he or she has had on your organization. Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

John N. Stewart is a widely known industry thought leader on cyber security and its role and impact on business and government worldwide. As the founder and leader of Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, John plays a significant role in driving research and best practice development that distinguishes Cisco as a top security organization globally. John is a highly sought public and closed-door speaker and trusted advisor to many corporate and government boards. Over 2017, he focused on helping these organizations advance to higher IT security effectiveness through improved threat intelligence sharing and collective defense. These insights were timely and necessary given the spate of innovative threats seen in 2017, including the escalation of major ransomware attacks.

Throughout the year, John led his senior team in actively advancing the industry conversation on such critical issues as combatting pervasive and changeable cyber threats; educating businesses and individuals on how they can better control their own security; advancing the role of women in the cyber workforce; building a culture of cybersecurity within organizations; and preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

John continually creates, develops and shares leading security practices, policies and processes across both the public and private sectors. He leads industry peers in enabling important capabilities such as securing employee connected mobility, identifying and combating cyber-security threats to a company’s business viability, and building up Cisco’s credentials as a vendor of trustworthy IT products and solutions.

With his passion for advancing education and overcoming the deficit of security professionals, projected by experts to over two million workers by 2020, throughout 2017 John championed multiple cyber training initiatives across the Cisco employee base, country cyber education and research initiatives, and skilling up and advancing women in the field. He also launched the highly innovative Keep Cisco Safe campaign, to drive pervasive security into the company’s culture and motivate the entire Cisco workforce into action and security compliance.

In 2017, John and the entire Security and Trust Organization set new best practice standards within Cisco and the Security industry, and shared those practices with private and public sector organizations at large. In this way, John has a truly global impact on confronting continually evolving cyber threat and advancing online security for everyone.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this nominated person since the beginning of 2017.

-Launched innovative Keep Cisco Safe campaign to engage Cisco’s entire workforce against cyber threat via digital and physical elements integrated into their workday experience.
-Led new partnership with INTERPOL to share threat intelligence in jointly fighting cybercrime. https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?articleId=1896975&;type=webcontent
-Led new partnership with City of Los Angeles Cyber Lab to disseminate intelligence from analysis of 1+ billion security events threatening City networks daily. https://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-launches-nation%E2%80%99s-first-city-based-cyber-lab
-Led Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report on security industry findings, based on survey of 3,000 chief security officers from 13 countries. https://blogs.cisco.com/tag/cisco-2017-acr
-Executive sponsorship: 400+ member global Women in Cyber program; Women in Cyber blog; dedicated women’s cyber education programs; Women in Cyber reception at RSA (security) Conference
-Championed Cisco’s founding membership in Cyber Threat Alliance which shares cyber-threat intelligence among technology vendors, government agencies, not-for-profits and corporations. https://www.cyberthreatalliance.org/who-we-are/
-Launched Cisco’sTrust Center in Munich, Germany to facilitate engagement with public and private sectors. https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&;articleId=1833731