Keith O'Brien

Distinguished Security Architect


Keith is a Distinguished Security Architect at Cisco Systems where he specializes in secure network design, network forensics and incident response. He works with both service provider, enterprise and federal agencies on developing best practices in network security.

In addition to his duties at Cisco, Keith is also an Adjunct Professor in the computer science department at the Tandon School of Engineering of New York University where he teaches graduate courses in network security.

Keith also served as a Visiting Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. There he provided leadership and consulting in the Annual National CyberDefense Exercise lead by the National Security Agency with participation from all of the nation's military academies.

He has a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Keith holds CCIE, CISSP and SANS GCIH certifications.