Avinash Naduvath is a renowned security architect in the Customer Experience (CX) Security Services division at Cisco Systems. As part of CX-Security, he has delivered multiple solutions to help secure customer networks. The range of services included incepting secure architectures, designs, technology advisories, best practice recommendations, and security assessments.
Prior to his current role in Cisco, Avinash was part of the technical services for security in Cisco-Bangalore and has helped troubleshoot and secure networks for multiple customers. He is a subject matter expert in next-generation firepower technology. Previous to this, Avinash was part of the professional services team in Cisco-Bangalore as a network consulting engineer.
Avinash has more than 10 years of experience in the information security domain, having worked on multiple aspects of security such as secure engineering and secure architecture. He has a passion for offensive security and has spoken on various topics at conferences such as Cisco SECCON and the Offensive Summit held at Cisco. Avinash has also contributed to and created multiple automation projects that have helped accelerate the security business. He is currently based in Singapore and enjoys presenting topics relevant to Zero Trust and its adoption.
He holds a master’s degree in software systems from BITS Pilani, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert—Security (CCIE), CompTIA Advanced Security (CASP+) practitioner, SABSA Charted Architect–Foundations and has acquired Cloud Security Alliance’s Certified Competence in Zero Trust (CCZT) among many security-based certifications he has accumulated during the course of his career. Avinash is a Certified Forrester’s Zero Trust Adoption practitioner and is also the author of the award-winning fictional novel Mindbender (Literary Titan Silver Book Awardee and a Feathered Quill finalist).