Jonathan Nguyen-Duy is a Field CISO at Fortinet where he focuses on advising carriers, service providers and systems integrators on multi-domain risk management. With extensive experience in securing complex networks and hybrid-architectures, Jonathan is responsible for developing innovative solutions addressing the challenges of digital transformation – from edge-based computing to multi-cloud ecosystems. He specializes in security and governance issues pertaining to zero trust, insider threats, privacy, resilience and managed services.
Prior to joining Fortinet, Jonathan served as the Security CTO at Verizon Enterprise Solutions where he was responsible for strategic technology partnerships, the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center, and the data science team that produces the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. His research experience spans root cause analysis of over 12,000 data breaches – providing great insight on effective risk management strategies.
Before that role, he led Verizon’s Managed Security Services business and was responsible for data analytics and solutions supporting global enterprises and public sector agencies of all sizes. During this time, Verizon grew to become the industry’s largest and most analyst-awarded MSSP. A certified business continuity planner, Jonathan also developed Verizon’s resilience and advisory services. Prior to his work in the private sector, Jonathan served with the U.S. Foreign Service in Central America working on economic development and disarmament initiatives. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity and business continuity experience – working through many business challenges including armed conflict, civil strife, labor strikes, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, network outages and a wide range of cybersecurity incidents.
Jonathan is a widely published security expert and frequent speaker at industry conferences. He holds a BA in International Economics and an MBA in IT Marketing and International Business from the George Washington University. Specialties: Cybersecurity, SIEM, SOAR, Data Analytics, Zero Trust, SD-WAN, SASE, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, CARTA, Physical Security, BCDR/COOP, Managed Services, Risk Management and Digital Transformation.