Keith O'Brien

  • Adjunct Professor

  • Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems


Keith O'Brien

Keith holds the position of Distinguished Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems where he specializes in secure network design, network forensics and incident response.  He works with both enterprise and federal agencies on developing best practices in network security.  Prior to Keith joining Cisco in 1996 he worked at MCI Telecommunications where he designed global data and voice networks for large enterprise customers.

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

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