Fortinet announced on Tuesday said that it has hired former NSA Cyber Task Force Chief, Phil Quade, as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Quade, who was a keynote speaker at SecurityWeek’s 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference, comes to the network security company from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as Director ADM Mike Rogers’ Special Assistant for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force.
Quade served the Department of Defense for more than thirty-years, and brings extensive cybersecurity and networking experience working across foreign, government, critical infrastructure and commercial industry sectors at the NSA.
In previous roles, Quade served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA, as well as the head of the Information Operations Technology Center’s Advanced Technology Group. Additional assignments held by Quade at the NSA include computer and network security evaluator, cryptanalyst and...(continued)