ROBERT "BOB" TURNER is the Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Education at Fortinet, Inc. where he serves as a senior level strategic business and technical advisor responsible for the development of security thought leadership, strategy, threat, vulnerability & mitigation insights, and world class practices for the cyber security community and business executives.
Prior to this position, Bob was the CISO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he led the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security and privacy program. His team provided a full scope of information and cybersecurity services including risk management and compliance, HIPAA and cybersecurity risk assessment, a full service security operations center and security tools support, cyber forensics, cyber intelligence analysis, security awareness and information technology policy.
His previous experience includes managing consultants focused on cybersecurity policy and compliance with assessment of information systems and cybersecurity inspection for education, healthcare, installation management and energy clients. Bob also served in the U.S. Navy for 23-years as an enlisted telecommunications operator then as a commissioned Communications and information systems officer. He earned BS and MS degrees in Management and Information Security and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and with National Information Assurance Training Standard certificates as a Senior Systems Manager and Systems Certifier issued from the Naval Post Graduate School. Bob also graduated from the 14-week Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership course at the Professional Development Academy.