KUALA LUMPUR, 26 February 2015 (Thu): Fortinet, a global leader in High Performance Cyber Security Solutions, yesterday announced that Ken Xie, founder and CEO, recently participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, on February 13, 2015. This important event brought together leaders from across the country who have a stake in this issue — industry, technology companies, law enforcement, consumer and privacy advocates, law professors who specialize in this field, and students — to collaborate and explore partnerships that will help develop the best ways to bolster our cybersecurity.
In 1997 Xie founded Netscreen, an Internet security company that was acquired by Juniper Networks for over US$4 billion. In 2000, he founded Fortinet and has since led the company to become a US$5B+ market cap cybersecurity leader in the industry. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Xie is dedicated to advancing the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and lending expertise and advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.
“Improving collaboration between the public and private sector when it comes to cybersecurity is critical to tackling the growing threats businesses, governments and consumers are battling both today and in the future,” said Xie. “Bringing these discussions to Silicon Valley, where leaders from both the government and the technology industry can discuss current issues, share insights into the threat landscape and help to determine new ways to protect against cyber crime, is an admirable first step in helping to mitigate increasing risks. As a leader in cybersecurity, Fortinet is dedicated to continuously protecting customers against advanced threats. We are very pleased to be taking part with the government in further protecting our country’s critical infrastructure.”
About the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
The Summit brings together leaders from across the country to collaborate and explore partnerships that will help develop the best ways to bolster our cybersecurity. From increasing cybersecurity information sharing to improving adoption of more secure payment technologies, here is a look at the topics that panels at the Summit will address:
- Public-Private Collaboration on Cybersecurity
- Improving Cybersecurity Practices at Consumer-Oriented Businesses and Organizations
- Promoting More Secure Payment Technologies
- Cybersecurity Information Sharing
- International Law Enforcement Cooperation on Cybersecurity
- Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password
- Chief Security Officers’ Perspectives: New Ideas on Technical Security