Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, announced the company has been named the first cybersecurity founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and CEO Ken Xie will serve as a member of the Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
“We are proud to be the first cybersecurity company named a founding partner of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and look forward to collaborating with global leaders from the private and public sectors through our shared commitment to deliver a response to the growing global cybersecurity threat. The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity is important for global multi-stakeholder collaboration, and serving as a founding partner of the Centre is yet another step forward in our own mission to secure the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations in the world,” said Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, Fortinet.
A Global Response to a Global Threat
WEF and Fortinet both believe that the global threat to our digital economy requires a global response. To respond to that threat and shape the future of cybersecurity, WEF has established the Centre for Cybersecurity, a global network of partners from business, government, international organizations, academia, and civil society to collaborate on cybersecurity challenges.
Fortinet’s partnership with the Centre is further reinforcement of the company’s longstanding commitment to public and private sector collaboration. In conjunction with the Centre for Cybersecurity, Fortinet will continue its efforts to collaborate, innovate and develop powerful global solutions to reduce global cyberattacks, contain current and future cyberattacks, and deter cybercrime.
As part of the company’s activity surrounding the WEF Centre for Cybersecurity and WEF Annual Meeting in Davos:
- Ken Xie, Chairman of the Board, CEO and founder of Fortinet, and Phil Quade, CISO at Fortinet, took part in planning discussions in the inaugural Annual Gathering of the Centre for Cybersecurity in Geneva, Switzerland November 26 – 27.
- It was announced at the Annual Gathering that Accenture, Fortinet and Sberbank are Founding Partners of the Centre and Xie was named to the Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
- Xie has been named a discussion leader at the upcoming WEF Annual Meeting in Davos Switzerland for the Centre for Cybersecurity Cyber Workforce session on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
As part of its charter, the Centre for Cybersecurity is committed to:
- Establishing, activating and coordinating global public-private partnerships to encourage intelligence sharing and the development of cyber norms.
- Collectively developing, testing and implementing cutting-edge knowledge and tools to foresee and protect against cyberattacks, current and future.
- Implementing global capacity-building and training programs to produce the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
- Establishing, coordinating and facilitating a Global Rapid-Reaction Cybersecurity Task Force comprised of experts from our partner community to help mitigate the negative impact of severe global cyberattacks.