John Maddison

CMO and Executive Vice President, Products at Fortinet

John Maddison has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, IT Infrastructure, and security industries. Previously he held positions as general manager data center division and senior vice president core technology at Trend Micro. Before that John was senior director of product management at Lucent Technologies. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the United States. John graduated with a bachelor of telecommunications engineering degree from Plymouth University, United Kingdom.

Defining the Security Platform
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Defining the Security Platform


Integrating Smart Systems: From Connected Cars to Security

Integrating Smart Systems: From Connected Cars to Security

Whether you are developing tomorrow’s transportation systems or simply looking to adopt a new cloud or SD-WAN service for your organization, the trick is to start with security rather than leaving it to the end.

The Inevitable Integration of SD-WAN and Security in 2020

The Inevitable Integration of SD-WAN and Security in 2020

In 2020, the Secure SD-WAN approach to branch connectivity will move the needle just a bit further in the goal towards global digital transformation.

Working with Veterans to Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Working with Veterans to Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Fortinet is committed to solving the global cybersecurity skills shortage by confronting the real issue – the talent gap.

Any SD-WAN project must involve the CISO

Any SD-WAN project must involve the CISO

When CISOs are engaged in the selection of a Secure SD-WAN solution, they not only enable their organization to build a robust WAN edge, but they can also ensure that those connections don’t become the weak link in the security chain....

Managing Risks with Limited Resources

Managing Risks with Limited Resources

There is a growing realization that breaches are inevitable, which means that robust detection and response practices need to be a higher priority.

The Hidden Challenge of the Cloud Security Skills Gap

The Hidden Challenge of the Cloud Security Skills Gap

Finding security professionals with cloud skills can be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Defining the SD-Branch

Defining the SD-Branch

Extending the integrated simplicity, visibility, and security of the best SD-WAN solutions to the branch allows remote users and networks take advantage of the power of digital transformation without introducing unnecessary risk.

Delivering on the Promise of the Cloud Requires Consistent Security

Delivering on the Promise of the Cloud Requires Consistent Security

Effective security not only needs to protect connections between data and users, but also secure literally every connection to every physical or virtual device across the distributed infrastructure.

Protecting Today’s Evolving Digital Landscape

Protecting Today’s Evolving Digital Landscape

Addressing the needs of our new digital world is going to require us to transform how and where we deploy security.

Tapping Veterans’ Unique Skillset to Fill the Cybersecurity Talent Pool

Tapping Veterans’ Unique Skillset to Fill the Cybersecurity Talent Pool

One of the great untapped resources that has been seriously underappreciated by the cybersecurity industry is the number of veterans transitioning into public life from today’s highly digital military.

Four Critical Reasons for Investing in Your WAN Edge

Four Critical Reasons for Investing in Your WAN Edge

As Digital Transformation continues to radically change how businesses do business, it is essential that all parts of the network are aligned to take advantage of new digital business opportunities.

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