Rethinking Your Approach to Cybersecurity

Fortinet's Jim Richberg on Government's Opportunity to Join the Revolution
Jim Richberg, VP of Information Security and Public Sector Field CISO, Fortinet

Amidst COVID-19 – and to some extent because of it – cybersecurity is on the cusp of a revolution. Which presents government agencies with a rare opportunity to evolve, says Fortinet’s Jim Richberg. But to do so will require a measured mix of technology, culture and metrics.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Richberg discusses:

  • His unique government and cybersecurity background;
  • Why we are on the cusp of a revolution;
  • Government’s big opportunity – and what it takes to reap benefits.

Richberg’s role as a Fortinet CISO leverages his 30+ years’ experience driving innovation in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and cyber strategy & policy. He is currently focused on cyber risk management, election security, and helping organizations maximize their IT efficiency and security post-COVID.

Prior to joining Fortinet, Richberg served as the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, the senior Federal Executive focused on cyber intelligence within the $80B+/100,000 employee US Intelligence Community (IC). He led cyber strategy for the 17 departments and agencies of the IC, set integrated priorities on cyber threats, and served as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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