sb-as logo
Story image

Former NSA exec to take charge of global security at Fortinet

Fortinet has appointed Phil Quade as its new chief information security officer (CISO), taking charge of Fortinet's information security and ensuring compliance with global regulations. 

He will also lead the strategy and expansion of Fortinet’s Federal and Critical Infrastructure business. Quade will report to founder, chairman and CEO, Ken Xie.

“The cybersecurity challenges facing our enterprise customers today are getting increasingly complex with a threat landscape that is rapidly evolving,” explains Xie.

“With Phil’s extensive background working at the National Security Agency and with the Defense Department he brings incredible insight on the technologies, threatlandscape and partnerships needed to deliver the most effective approaches to data security.”

Quade has more than three decades of cybersecurity and networking experience working across foreign, government, critical infrastructure and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA).

Prior to 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.

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

“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.”

Story image
Why zero trust could fail due to lack of understanding​, not technology
Security architects are being forced to re-examine the concept of identity, with many turning to a zero trust security model to provide a better architecture for protecting their sensitive resources.More
Story image
Insider threat report reveals deception in the workforce
Insider threats come from people inside an enterprise, whether they divulge proprietary information with nefarious intentions, or are just careless employees that unwittingly share sensitive data, writes Bitglass product marketing manager Juan Lugo.More
Story image
Criminals scale back DDoS attacks after 'abnormal' spike in Q2
The Q2 spike seems to have been short-lived as DDoS activity returns to ‘normal’ levels over Q3, with 73% fewer attacks than seen in the previous quarter.More
Story image
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall VP discusses the importance of endpoint security
In this video, Dmitriy discusses the exposure points and new risks that come as a result of widespread flexible working arrangements, how organisations should secure their massively distributed networks, and how SonicWall's Boundless Cybersecurity model can solve these issues.More
Story image
Microsoft establishes data center region in Taiwan
Microsoft’s ‘Reimagine Taiwan’ initiative will be bolstered by the company’s plans to create a new data center region in the country.More
Story image
Average person has 100 passwords - study
The average user has about 25% more passwords compared to earlier this year.More