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    Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet, FortiGuard Labs
    Ladi Adefala has served in a variety of strategic, technical and leadership roles that span a variety of disciplines including enterprise network, mobility, data center and advanced cybersecurity solutions. As a FortiGuard Labs cybersecurity expert with Fortinet, Adefala advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies in a number of industry segments, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Utilities/Energy, and numerous Federal and State government agencies. As a member of several advisory boards, he serves to influence and shape solution capabilities in the area of cybersecurity and has spoken at various forums on technology solutions aligned with business imperatives. Adefala’s research interests operational intelligence and big data analytics. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty supporting students at Webster University’s Masters of Science – Cyber Security Program, where he engages participating students in the domains of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Network Forensics and malware analysis and reverse engineering. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc.