World Economic Forum names Fortinet as founding partner of Centre for Cybersecurity

Bangalore: Fortinet, a global cybersecurity player today said that it has been named the first cybersecurity founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and CEO Ken Xie will serve as a member of the Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

A Global Response to a Global Threat –

WEF and Fortinet both believe that the global threat to our digital economy requires a global response. To respond to that threat and shape the future of cybersecurity, WEF has established the Centre for Cybersecurity, a global network of partners from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to collaborate on cybersecurity challenges.

Fortinet’s partnership with the Centre is further reinforcement of the company’s longstanding commitment to public and private sector collaboration. In conjunction with the Centre for Cybersecurity, Fortinet will continue its efforts to collaborate, innovate and develop powerful global solutions to reduce global cyberattacks, contain current and future cyberattacks and deter cybercrime.

“We are proud to be the first cybersecurity company named as a founding partner of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and look forward to collaborating with global leaders from the private and public sectors through our shared commitment to deliver a response to the growing global cybersecurity threat,” said Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Fortinet.

“The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity is important for global multi-stakeholder collaboration, and serving as a founding partner of the Centre is yet another step forward in our own mission to secure the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations in the world,” added Xie.

Along with Fortinet, Accenture and Sberbank are also the founding partners of the Centre. As part of its charter, the Centre for Cybersecurity is committed to:

-Establishing, activating and coordinating global public-private partnerships to encourage intelligence sharing and the development of cyber norms.
-Collectively developing, testing and implementing cutting-edge knowledge and tools to foresee and protect against cyberattacks, current and future.
-Implementing global capacity-building and training programs to produce the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
-Establishing, coordinating and facilitating a Global Rapid-Reaction Cybersecurity Task Force comprised of experts from our partner community to help mitigate the negative impact of severe global cyberattacks.

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