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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 16:01

Security heavyweight Quade joins Fortinet Featured

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Phil Quade, Fortinet Phil Quade, Fortinet

Global cyber security solutions provider Fortinet has appointed 30-year security industry veteran and security heavyweight Phil Quade as its new chief information security officer with responsibility for Fortinet’s information security and compliance with the latest global regulations and standards across all systems.

Quade, with three decades of cyber security and networking experience working across foreign, government, critical infrastructure and commercial industry sectors at the US National Security Agency (NSA), and at the highest levels of the White House and Congress, will lead the strategy and expansion of Fortinet’s federal and critical Infrastructure business.

In addition, Quade — who will report to Fortinet founder, chairman and chief executive, Ken Xie — will serve as a strategic consultant to Fortinet’s C-Level enterprise customers to help inform product development and innovation based on evolving cybersecurity requirements.

Before joining Fortinet, Quade was the NSA director’s special assistant for cyber and chief of the NSA cyber task force with responsibility for the White House relationship in cyber.

Previously, he served as the chief operating officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA, managing day-to-day operations, strategy, planning, integration, and relationships in cyber security.

And, Quade also served as the head of the Information Operations Technology Centre’s Advanced Technology Group, as a professional staffer to the US Senate, and at the Office of the Director for National Intelligence.

Fortinet says that, in his new role as CISO, Quade will leverage his considerable experience in managing diverse and complex cyber strategies solutions with global intelligence and partnerships to ensure that both Fortinet and its global customers have the “most effective, broad security postures”.

“Bringing together the right mix of technology, threat intelligence risk management and partnerships to protect global information and assets is my passion,” Quade says.

“Fortinet’s security fabric vision aligns perfectly to what it takes to deliver an end-to-end, intelligent, scalable, and integrated security architecture for today’s digital economy.

“I am thrilled to join Fortinet’s leadership team and contribute to its vision, both in leading our internal information security efforts as well as providing strategic guidance and programmes to help safeguard our global customers.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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