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Fortinet at RSA Conference 2018

By Fortinet | April 09, 2018

RSA 2018 is being held April 16-20, 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Fortinet is proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor.


In 2016, we unveiled our technology vision of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which marked the start of the third and the latest generation of network security. This year at Accelerate 18, our global partner and customer event, we announced more than 200 new features in FortiOS 6.0 and services designed to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface. At RSA we will demonstrate how the Fortinet Security Fabric enables digital business and provides mid-and-large enterprise organizations with broad, integrated and automated protection from IoT to multi-cloud environments.

Fortinet Booth: #N3919

In the booth theater, Fortinet experts will showcase the broad, integrated, and automated capabilities of the Fortinet Security Fabric and the ecosystem of Fortinet partner solutions, including automation, visibility and management into IT and security workflows, The Internet of Things (IoT), multi-cloud and virtualized networks. A number of Fabric-Ready Partners will demonstrate the unique interoperability, scope, and flexibility of the Security Fabric. In addition, the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs global threat research team will show the latest in threat intelligence services and security research.

Date and Time: Demonstrations and presentations are ongoing during show hours.

Kickoff: A welcome reception starts Monday, April 16 at 5:00 pm in the Tech Expo reception.

Location: Booth #N3919

Security Experts Bar

Customers and attendees are invited to drop by for discussions and questions around cybersecurity challenges they are facing at the Network Security Experts (NSE) Bar in the Fortinet booth.

Date and Time: Ongoing during show hours.

Location: Booth #N3919


Speaking Sessions

Fortinet CISO Session – Panel Discussion
Protecting Enterprise Data With the National Security “100 Coins” Approach

CISOs today have a range of proactive and defensive actions they can take to protect their companies’ data and infrastructure. Phil Quade will lead panelists in a strategy exercise called “100 coins”, where participants must make critical cybersecurity choices and tradeoffs and justify the actions and their expense.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 3:30 to 4:15 PM
Room: Moscone North 21
Moderator: Phil Quade, Fortinet CISO, and previously, the NSA Director’s Special Assistant for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force


Colin Anderson, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Levi Strauss & Co., and vice-chairman of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) board of directors

Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps at Intuit and Founder of the DevSecOps Foundation

Theresa Payton, CEO and President, Fortalice Solutions, and former White House CIO


Cyberthreat Session: Swarm Intelligence

Title: Order vs. Mad Science: Analyzing Black Hat Swarm Intelligence
White hat defense systems continue to improve on supervised learning using machine and deep learning neural networks to defend against an exploding attack surface. At the same time, zombie devices that require commands from botnet herders are becoming intelligent, capable of their own decisions as we saw with Hajime in 2017. Swarm intelligence can be used to enhance these networks. Derek Manky will talk about what we can do to defend against swarm cyberattacks. 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Session: HT-W02, Moscone South 308

Speaker: Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Office of CISO, Fortinet


Executive Briefings:

Fortinet executives and FortiGuard Labs threat researchers will be available for media interviews during the conference. Please contact ( with any meeting requests.


Additional Event Details:

Cyber Threat Alliance Cocktail Hour and First Birthday Party

The CTA and its member organizations are hosting an exclusive cocktail hour to share information about its mission and to let security professionals discuss the latest and greatest with industry leaders on the cutting edge of intelligence sharing. Guests will include the CTA member companies’ executive leadership and their intelligence sharing teams, and the CTA team, led by Michael Daniel, President and CEO. Anyone interested in securing the digital ecosystem and raising the bar for the cybersecurity industry is invited to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP online.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Foothills C


RSAC Security Bloggers Meetup

Fortinet is proud to once again be a Sponsor of the RSAC Security Bloggers Meetup, being held on Wednesday at RSA.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15

Invitation Only

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s RSA conference! 


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