Dean Turner, Product Manager, Advanced Threat Group

Dean is part of Cisco’s Advanced Threat Group and is the Product Manager responsible for Cisco Threat Grid, AMP Visibility and Integrations. Prior to joining Cisco, Dean worked with Bridgewater Associates, PayPal and Symantec where he was responsible for designing, building and implementing threat intelligence programs. He was a co-founder of one of the first online information security resources - SecurityFocus - and brings with him over eighteen years of experience in security research, operations, threat analysis and threat intelligence.    

For many years, he was the Executive Editor of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report and has spoken at numerous Government, Defence, Law Enforcement and Security events and has testified on numerous occasions before U.S. House and Senate committees including giving testimony on the Stuxnet virus. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Military Analysis and Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Security Studies from the University of Hull, U.K. and continues to maintain a research interest in information warfare and information dominance.    

When not at his computer(s), you can find Dean cave diving in the Yucatan peninsula, rebuilding classic sports cars or hanging out with his dogs and working with various animal rescues in Canada and Mexico.