Col Russ Smith, USAF (Ret)
Russ Smith is a Field CTO supporting Zscaler’s Defense, Systems Integrators, and Higher Education teams. Russ joined Zscaler after a 30-year Air Force career culminating as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the United States Special Operations Command. During his military career he commanded at the flight, squadron, and group levels, primarily in tactical communications units. During his post-military career, he was a cybersecurity research analyst with the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), vice president of the cyber practice at SAIC as well as a security account lead at Accenture Federal Systems.