Gary Alterson

Gary Alterson

VP, Security Solutions

Rackspace Technology

Gary Alterson is VP of Security Solutions at Rackspace.  In this role he acts as GM for Rackspace’s security solutions focused on supporting digital transformations and cloud acceleration.  

Previously, Gary led Customer Experience and Services Product Management at Cisco Systems where he built professional, managed, and support services addressing cloud security and advanced threats.  At Cisco and at Neohapsis, a nationally recognized cybersecurity boutique consultancy, Gary and his teams were instrumental in transforming enterprise and government security programs to effectively address shifting business models, emerging technologies, and the evolving threat environment. 

As a previous CISO and security architect, Gary has over 20 years experience on the front lines of security, protecting and responding to threats across multiple industries. Gary is often sought out to speak on secure digitization, cloud, and emerging technology security frameworks as well as enterprise security.