Nicole Quinn has been appointed to the newly-created role of APAC head of government relations.
Quinn will be responsible for positioning Fortinet with key government stakeholders to contribute to the public policy debates critical to protecting the networks and data that are the foundation of our digital society.
She will engage on the cybersecurity requirements of organisations within the APAC region and will also work closely with the local public sector team to provide insights into government programs and requirements.
“Nicole has worked extensively in and around the national security community. Her knowledge of policy and process will help better position Fortinet as a trusted partner to governments across APAC,” Fortinet head of government affairs Hugh Carroll says.
“With the significant uptick in cyberattacks and increased attention on cybersecurity laws and regulations, the time was ideal for Fortinet to make this important investment in the region. We look forward to Nicole being a key part of our growth story.
Fortinet ANZ regional director Jon McGettigan says Quinn will play “an integral role of elevating Fortinet's partnership with government to expand its contribution to the legislative and policy environment across APAC.
“Cybersecurity is at the forefront right now, touching everyone's lives from consumers, enterprises and right up to the highest level of government,” Quinn says.
“It is critical to ensure that the technology being used and the related policy settings and legislation are keeping up with the evolving cybersecurity demands.
“Coming to Fortinet at a time of rapid growth affords me with a great opportunity to elevate Fortinet's position on the national security agenda.
“I look forward to sharing the insights and lessons that a company with global stature like Fortinet can offer the public sector.