John Jacobs

Field CISO
Fortinet

Picture of John JacobsJohn Jacobs serves as the field CISO for our customers who require technology to forge or lead their respective industry. Previous to this role, he has held numerous technical leadership positions at Fortinet covering varied geography and industry exposures, including the formation of our cloud consulting services organization.

Prior to joining Fortinet in 2013, John held engineering, sales and leadership roles with some of the largest service providers and manufacturers. His diverse roles offer him the ability to relate to multiple aspects of business challenges.

John is a self-published author from his early days at Juniper Networks and continues to be an avid consumer and participant in multiple technical blogs and podcasts as well as public speaking engagements. He recently completed his master’s degree in Cybersecurity and obtained the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, believing that cybersecurity is the one practice/discipline central to all modern business endeavors that will continue to constantly evolve.

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