Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:37

Sheedy looks after OT at Fortinet

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Fortinet has appointed Andrew Sheedy as director of operational technology solutions.

Sheedy joined Fortinet from Speedcast Managed Services, where he served as information security manager.

He previously worked for Context Information Security, CQR, Splunk, Security Infrastructure Solutions, Data Management Australia, Glen Eldon Wines, Secure Data, Mastersoft, BCA and Applied Microsystems.

Sheedy spent 13 years in the Australian Defence Force where he rose to the rank of captain at 5/6 Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.

He holds a graduate certificate and a graduate diploma in business administration from Swinburne University of Technology, as well as ISO/IEC 27001 certification as a lead auditor.

"Cybersecurity strategy for critical infrastructure has been recognised by Australian state and federal governments as being of significant national interest," said Sheedy.

"Maintaining strong OT security is essential to protecting this critical infrastructure. Fortinet incorporates capabilities that let organisations identify and deal with security threats while maintaining their safety systems' integrity so they can keep operating safely."

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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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