Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Fortinet Hires Tyson Macaulay as Chief Security Strategist and Vice President of Security Services

Addition to Fortinet’s Security Team Expands Company’s Cybersecurity Advisory Services for Enterprise Customers  

Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2015Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has expanded its information security services with the appointment of security industry veteran Tyson Macaulay as chief security strategist and vice president of consulting services. In this newly created role, Macaulay will be a trusted advisor to C-Level enterprise customers, helping them take a holistic approach to managing their data security environments in a threat landscape that is rapidly changing and evolving.

“In order to fully protect businesses of all sizes from today’s security threats, companies need to take a proactive approach to deliver a seamless threat posture across their infrastructure,” said Holly Rollo, Fortinet’s chief marketing officer. “Our enterprise business is growing and Tyson will play a critical role in helping our customers future-proof their cyber security strategies to help them stay ahead of threats and protect their business”.

Macaulay joins Fortinet from Intel Security, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications Strategy and played an instrumental role in developing security solutions and sales channels through tier-1 carriers, service providers, and telecommunications equipment manufacturers.  Macaulay’s work at Intel included leading an international team of telecom account managers, engineers, and professional service consultants.

Macaulay brings extensive project experience spanning all critical infrastructure sectors, and regulatory regimes from many different nations. He has extensive experience in specialized security disciplines such as industrial control, machine-to-machine systems, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to Intel, Macaulay was Security Liaison Officer at Bell Canada and founded General Network Services in 1996. His career began as a research consultant for the Canadian Federal Department of Communications (DoC) on information networking, where he helped develop the first generation Internet Services for the DoC in the early 1990s.

Macaulay is a frequent industry speaker who has published five books, and over 30 periodical publications. He has several patent applications pending and is actively involved in supporting engineering and security standards through the International Standards Organization (ISO), and the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). Macaulay holds a Political Science degree (Hon. BA) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

“The security threats facing organizations today are constantly changing and evolving,” said Macaulay. “Staying ahead of these threats is top-of-mind for C-level executives across industries. I am honored to join the Fortinet team and look forward to lending my expertise to our clients as they navigate the ever-changing security landscape and to help plan their long-term security strategies.”