Fortinet hires new Operational Technology Director A/NZ

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Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet announced the appointment of a new Operational Technology Solutions Director for the Australia and New Zealand region, Mr Andrew Sheedy. As the Director of Operational Technology (OT), Sheedy will be focusing on securing critical infrastructure systems for the ANZ customers. 

Fortinet is a NASDAQ-listed company that secures service providers, enterprises and government organizations around the world. According to its website, Fortinet is #1 in the most security appliances that are shipped worldwide and over 450,000 customers trust the company to protect their businesses.

Mr Andrew Sheedy: Director of OT at Fortinet 

Mr. Sheedy comes from a background in the defence force and has also built Operational Technology systems from scratch. Sheedy spent the past 3 decades in different roles that focused on establishing, managing as well as growing teams to deliver groundbreaking technical projects. 

Mr Andrew has served several Information Security roles at multiple organisations which include, Context Information Security, Speedcast Managed Services, Splunk and Security Infrastructure Solutions. For the last decade, Sheedy was the Director at Data Management Australia. He was also the MD at Glen Eldon wines for the following 12 years. 

Sheedy’s role at Fortinet will require him to help the clients in shaping a security framework that will keep their operations secure, compliant, safe and available. Beginning with a risk assessment and complete understanding of the business and security needs, Mr Andrew will translate these needs into a component architecture layer in order to build comprehensive solutions for the clients of Fortinet.

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Sheedy on his new position at Fortinet ANZ

Andrew Sheedy, Fortinet director OT solutions says that the cybersecurity strategy for critical infrastructure is recognised by Australian federal and state governments as being of substantial national interest. Maintaining robust operational technology security is crucial for protecting this critical infrastructure. 

Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet integrates the capabilities that let companies identify and deal with security threats as they maintain the integrity of their safety systems to keep operating safely. Fortinet continuously innovates in this area while developing better capabilities that offer more visibility into OT cybersecurity. This makes it a truly exciting time to become part of the cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet. Mr Sheedy says that he is really looking forward to working with existing and new clients in order to enhance the strengths of their security posture.

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