Greg Akers

Senior Vice President, Advanced Security Research & Government

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Greg Akers is the SVP & CTO of Advanced Security Research & Government within the Security & Trust Organization group at Cisco. With more than two decades of executive experience, Akers brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his current role. A major focus of his group is to expand security awareness and launch product resiliency initiatives throughout Cisco’s development organization to deliver high-quality and secure products to customers.

He is an Internet security and critical infrastructure protection advisor to Cisco customers and to the U.S. government. He regularly advises and directs activities relative to technology and security matters of domestic and international importance. Akers has also advised the U.S. Department of Defense and the federal intelligence community for more than fifteen years.

Akers holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Akron.