2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Jim Richberg


Name: Jim Richberg
Title: Public Sector Field CISO
Organization: Fortinet Federal

A public/private partner. Richberg spent 2020 helping government and its private-sector partners address critical problems that ranged from improving election security to coping with the security and IT challenges posed by the pandemic. He also identified key technologies for securely accelerating digital transformation in government and best practices that help agencies work more efficiently without sacrificing security in their post-pandemic operations. He also proposed the creation of — and now leads — a multi-vendor working group that makes recommendations to the federal government on ways to help state, local, tribal and territorial governments more effectively address their ongoing cybersecurity needs.

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