Cloud Computing , Risk Management , Technology

The Value of an Integrated Security Platform

Fortinet's John Maddison on How to Diminish Complexity and Enable Strategy

Security organizations increasingly are hampered by the complexity of managing so many disparate controls. What they need, says Fortinet's John Maddison, is an integrated platform that can enable a more strategic approach to cybersecurity.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Maddison discusses:

  • How complexity is hampering security organizations;
  • The value of an integrated security platform;
  • His outlook on today's hottest threats, including DDoS for extortion.

Maddison is senior vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet. He has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications, IT Infrastructure and security industries. Previously, he was general manager, data center division, and senior vice president, core technology, at Trend Micro. Before that, he was senior director of product management at Lucent Technologies. He has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

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Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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