Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual Meeting - WebEx

11/04/2021 12:00 PM 11/04/2021 1:00 PM America/Chicago A Practical Approach to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Join experts from Marco and Cisco as they discuss SASE.

Secure access service edge (SASE) is a cybersecurity concept that Gartner first described in the August 2019 report The Future of Network Security in the Cloud and expanded upon in their 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence. SASE (pronounced “sassy”) combines network security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic secure access needs of organizations.

Wondering how the SASE Security Model can help your organization? Join our panel of experts from Cisco and Marco on Thursday, November 4th at 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET as they discuss a practical approach to SASE. The panel will answer questions and discuss best practices on combining leading network and security functionality in a single, cloud native service to help secure access wherever users and applications reside.

Topics discussed in panel presentation:

  • Review SASE framework
  • Discuss benefits of adoption within organization
  • Practical advice for attendees on planning and implementation


Dave Abbott - Cisco SASE Architect
Dave Abbott is a SASE Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems and has been with Cisco for over 5 years. Before transitioning into this specialist role, Dave was a field sales engineer for several years. He has a degree in electrical engineering and is currently pursuing his MBA. When he’s not diving deep into networking and security architectures, you’ll find him smoking meats and drinking bourbon with friends.

Helen Patton - Cisco Advisory CISO, Author, Teacher
With more years working in the security, risk, privacy, and resiliency professions than she cares to say, Helen Patton advocates using information risk, security, and privacy to enable the mission of organizations and to support society at large. Patton is an Advisory CISO at Cisco Secure, where she shares security strategies with the security community. Previously she was the CISO at The Ohio State University where she was awarded the ISE North American Academic/Public Sector Executive of the Year, and an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase.

Scott Eddy - Technical Solutions Architect at ThousandEyes
Scott is a Technical Solutions Architect with ThousandEyes. With over 20+ years in the networking field, he is located in the St. Louis area, and has been with Cisco for over 4 years. Before transitioning to ThousandEyes, he was an Enterprise Networking Specialist covering the partners in the Americas. When he is not pursuing technical excellence in his job, he enjoys the outdoors, being involved with soccer and equestrian sports as well as getting his Jeep muddy.

Blaire Lokhorst - Consulting Systems Engineer at Marco


Marco is a Cisco Certified Gold Partner.

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