About Me

My name is Ross Hosman and I'm a Cloud Hosting fanatic as well as security geek! I love the idea of Cloud and being able to build massive infrastructures at the click of a button, so much that I have tried nearly every cloud out there. I'm also a security geek so I love looking at new technology to see how it works and how it can possible be compromised or more secure with other technologies. These days I spend a lot of time tinkering with technologies like DNSSEC, WAF, Hybrid Anti-DDoS and NGFWs. I'm employed as a Sr. Cloud Security Architect working mainly on an OpenStack infrastructure.

In my spare time I really enjoy hiking the beautiful mountains of Colorado and travelling to new places for new adventures!

Contact Details

Ross Hosman
New York, NY US
(720) 808-0202
[email protected]
site: www.ruselabs.com
site: www.ross.is


Cisco Systems

Sr. Cloud Security Architect August 2015 - Present

Cisco's Intercloud is an ambitious project to bring your clouds together. Cisco Cloud Services is a talented team of people that build these clouds and with the acquisitions of Piston Computing as well as Metacloud we are bringing managed OpenStack to the enterprise along with cutting edge features (e.g. Cisco ACI).

- Lead security Architecture around platform and services (BDaaS, LaaS, NFV, vMS) in a cloud that leverages the latest SDN solutions.
- Work on Anti-DDoS solutions to protect the cloud
- Virtualizing existing security solutions (FW, WAF, etc.)
- Security Log Analytics - SIEM


Cloud Security Architect May 2014 - August 2015

As part of the VMware OneCloud team I handle all the security architecture design. OneCloud is an internal cloud used by all different departments. Currently it spans three continents and includes over 100,000 virtual machines. Our job is to run VMware products at scale and as part of the R&D division test new code before it is released. My job is to manage the security around the OneCloud product from design to implementation as well as operations. Working with other teams / stakeholders to make sure we are meeting their needs and coming up with new ways to improve our products from a security viewpoint.

- Deploy security stack in an all virtual environment which allows for IPS, DLP, Network Forensics, etc.
- Deploy NGFWs to give better visibility into the traffic that transits our networks
- Work with team members to implement security standards / process
- Work with internal security teams to ensure compliance with corporate standards
- Work with security partners to offer feedback on their products and deploying them at scale

For a full work history please check out my Linkedin profile here.


Over the years I have had the opportunity to work at many different types of organizations including Government, Telcos and High Tech. This has provided me the ability to learn many different areas in the Information Security field.

  • Cloud Security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Application Security
  • Programming (Python, Perl)
  • Compliance
  • Security Management


  • Ross is a wonderfully skilled and highly motivated individual who provided significant contributions to our organizations.
    In addition to his technical depth/aptitude, Ross has a deep seeded passion for technology and hosting areas. His knowledge of internet, cloud and hosting industries is quite amazing, along with his list of external contacts. Long after Ross left my organization, I continued to consult with him on evolving business/technical items.
    His willingness/ability to learn, coupled with his openly honest dialog are great attributes. It's uncommon to have such a bright technical mind who is equally "dialed-in" to business issues, competitive landscape considerations and evolving technology trends.

    Don Bertier - CIO - MOHELA
  • Ross is an exceptional employee, with professional interest that extends far beyond what is required for him to perform in an exceptional manner. Ross has high ethical standards, with a strong commitment to not only personal performance, but group and company performance. A highly recommended individual!

    Kirk Thomas - CIO - Savvis