Hit Parade: 15 Notable Cisco Executive Departures


Christofer Hoff

Yet another big Cisco-to-Juniper defection: Christofer Hoff, well known in security circles for his expertise and for his prolific Twitter feed (@beaker), made the move in mid-June, following two years as the director of cloud and virtualization solutions for Cisco's Security Technology Business Unit.

Wrote Hoff of the move on his personal blog: "The reasons: C'mon, really? OK: Lots of awesome people, innovative technology AND execution, a manageable size, some very interesting new challenges and the ever-present need to change the way the world thinks about, talks about and operationalizes 'security.'"