Fortinet Joins US Joint Cybersecurity Defense Squad

Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross Senior Writer
Tyler Cross Tyler Cross Senior Writer

The cybersecurity company, Fortinet, was recently added as a member of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), a team working to strengthen US cybersecurity.

The JCDC was founded in 2021 by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with the goal of “shifting the paradigm” by bringing together public and private entities to proactively combat online threats like malware and malicious actors while also strengthening the quality of the US’s infrastructure to build systemic resilience.

The task force currently works to reduce cyber crime on a national scale and now gets to add Fortinet’s 20+ years of security expertise and knowledge, including sending information in a timely manner on their actionable threats and cyber practices.

“Fortinet is honored to become a member of JCDC to build on our existing collaboration and trusted relationship with the U.S. government to help improve our nation’s cybersecurity. Fortinet has a long track record of supporting mission-critical public-private partnerships and we look forward to collaborating with JCDC and sharing our expertise in cybersecurity, our broad visibility into threat activity, and the actionable threat intelligence we generate,” said Ken Xie, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive with Fortinet.

“We applaud the work JCDC has accomplished to forge cross-sector collaboration since their founding in 2021 and look forward to helping JCDC mature its capabilities and contribute to building the United States’ cyber resiliency.”

Fortinet has a history of aiding the US government in its efforts to improve its defense. In 2021, following President Joe Biden’s call for action, Fortinet pledged to train over 1 million cybersecurity professionals. They currently have one of the largest training programs in the industry. In March 2022, they completely terminated their relationship with Russia. This included banning all sales, support, and professional services to the country in light of the Ukranian war.

“Fortinet will work with JCDC to leverage the company’s more than 20 years of cybersecurity leadership and expertise, including actionable threat research from FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s elite threat intelligence and research organization established in 2005,” the company said in the release. “FortiGuard Labs continuously monitors the worldwide attack surface using mature artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology to neutralize events and issue actionable updates.

“Fortinet will share this timely and actionable threat intelligence and cyber best practices with the JCDC community to prevent risks and mitigate the greatest cyber threats and vulnerabilities faced by the United States and its international partners.”

About the Author
Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross
Senior Writer

About the Author

Tyler is a writer at SafetyDetectives with a passion for researching all things tech and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the SafetyDetectives team, he worked with cybersecurity products hands-on for more than five years, including password managers, antiviruses, and VPNs and learned everything about their use cases and function. When he isn't working as a "SafetyDetective", he enjoys studying history, researching investment opportunities, writing novels, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends."