Phil Quade

Chief Information Security Officer, Fortinet

Phil Quade is Fortinet’s CISO/Technology Futurist/Evangelist. He integrates across the company’s executives, product managers, sales, partners, and technical professionals, and acts as a trusted advisor to organizations across the globe to help them improve their security postures, and align security strategically with business initiatives. Formerly with the National Security Agency, Phil was most recently the NSA Director’s Special Assistant for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force. Immediately prior, he served the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at NSA in cybersecurity and related disciplines. Mr. Quade previously served as head of the Defense Department / Intelligence Community’s Information Operations Technology Center’s Advanced Technology Group, as a Professional Staffer at the US Senate, and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for a cross-discipline intelligence effort.

Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Takes A Village…and Automation

Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Takes A Village…and Automation

Huge malware and ransomware attacks often grab the headlines, with WannaCry and NotPetya as recent high profile examples. News cycles endlessly discuss who was affected, how these attacks occur, and what can be done about it. For...

Evolving Towards Intent-Based Security

Evolving Towards Intent-Based Security

In this second installment, begun with ”The Evolution of the Firewall,” we will take a look at the direction security is headed. From its humble beginnings, the firewall has evolved through several stages of development. Its...

The Evolution of the Firewall

The Evolution of the Firewall

 As the Internet and Digital Economy have grown up, the humble Firewall has continued to serve as their go-to security appliance. In this first of a two-part series, we will examine how, in spite of the evolution of the Firewall...

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