Application security, Cloud security, DevOps

Protect Entire IT Ecosystem with Cisco Security Cloud and The Culture Blindspot – Jeetu Patel, Sonali Shah – ASW #200

Seamlessly Connect & Protect Entire IT Ecosystem

The new business reality is that everything is connected, and everyone is vulnerable. In today’s world, security resilience is imperative, and Cisco believes it requires an open, unified security platform that crosses hybrid multi-cloud environments. Our vision for the Cisco Security Cloud will reshape the way organizations approach and protect the integrity of the entire IT ecosystem.

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The Culture Blindspot: Harmonizing DevSecOps Helps Curb Burnout

Recent data shows that security and development teams are still stressed, and they’re taking that stress home with them. Not only are they spending unnecessary hours addressing security issues that they could have otherwise prevented with modern tools and best practices, but also these teams are taking time out of their personal lives during holidays and on weekends to manage critical issues, contributing to burnout and ultimately churn. There’s good news, though: relationships between security and development are steadily improving, and with the right support and modern tooling at hand, you can transform the lives of cybersecurity professionals while also boosting your organization’s security posture, too.

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Jeetu Patel
Jeetu Patel
EVP and General Manager, Security & Collaboration at Cisco

Jeetu Patel is Cisco’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration. He leverages a diverse set of capabilities to lead the strategy and development for these businesses and also owns P&L responsibility for this multibillion-dollar portfolio. Jeetu combines a bold vision, steeped in product design and development expertise, operational rigor and innate market understanding to create high growth Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses.

A member of the Executive Leadership Team, Jeetu is helping to redefine Cisco’s SaaS business and strategy to further accelerate the company’s transformation and growth. His mission is to build world class, subscription-based products that solve Cisco customers’ biggest problems. His team is creating and designing meaningfully differentiated products that diverge in the way they’re conceived, built, priced, packaged and sold.

Sonali Shah
Sonali Shah
Chief Product Officer at Invicti Security

A seasoned business and product leader, Sonali Shah brings more than 20 years of B2B SaaS and cybersecurity sector experience, having led product management, marketing, and strategy teams at companies such as HUMAN (formerly White Ops), Veracode, BitSight, and VeriSign, among others. Skilled at leading teams with a proven track record in bringing innovative solutions to market, she will be building on Invicti’s long history of innovation, transforming the application security market, with its enterprise Netsparker and mid-market Acunetix solutions.


Mike Shema
Mike Shema
Security Partner at Square
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
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