Full Name
Jim Richberg
Job Title
Head of Cyber Policy and Global Field CISO
Speaker Bio

Jim Richberg’s role as Fortinet’s Head of Cyber Policy and Global Field CISO leverages his nearly 40 years’ experience driving innovation in cybersecurity and threat intelligence. Prior to joining Fortinet, Jim served as the US 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 the creation and implementation of cyber strategy for the 17 departments and agencies of the IC, set integrated priorities on cyber threat, and served as the senior advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on cyber issues. He brings a broad enterprise-level approach to cybersecurity honed as a member of the Executive team that oversaw implementation of a whole-of-government US Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for two Presidents.

Since joining Fortinet, Jim has been named a “Fed 100” and a “Pinnacle” awardee for his influence on technology in the U.S. Federal government, a “State Scoop 50” leader for driving innovation in state IT, and he was nominated as a “Security Pioneer” for his sustained contribution to cybersecurity. He is a member of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council, the CNBC Technology Executive Council, the Forbes Technology Council, and the World Economic Forum’s Cybersecurity Leadership Community. He leads industry working groups focused on national cyber strategy, implementing Federal cybersecurity initiatives with the private sector, and on helping state and local government improve their cybersecurity. Jim received his undergraduate degree at the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University and attended graduate school at M.I.T. and Stanford.

Jim Richberg