Ladi Adefala is a passionate cyber security professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including security strategy, solution architectures, security risk assessments, network security, threat management, and security training. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc., and his credentials include an MBA from Washington University and multiple industry certifications.
Mr. Adefala has served in a variety of strategic technical and leadership roles that span several disciplines including enterprise network, mobility, data center and advanced cyber security solutions. As a FortiGuard Labs cyber security expert with Fortinet, Adefala advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies and risk management in a number of industry segments, including Financial, Healthcare, Retail, Utilities/Energy, and numerous federal and state government agencies. As a member of several advisory boards, he serves to influence and shape solution capabilities in the area of cyber security and has spoken at various forums on cyber security risk and threats aligned with business imperatives. Adefala’s research interests include cyber threat intelligence and data analytics. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty supporting students at Webster University’s Masters of Science – Cyber Security Program, where he engages participating students in the domains of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), network forensics, malware analysis and reverse engineering.