Ladi Adefala is a passionate cybersecurity professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including security strategy, solution architectures, SIEMs, IDS/IPS, web security solutions, security assessments, network security, threat management, NAC 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. Adefala has served in a variety of strategic technical and leadership roles that span a variety of disciplines including enterprise network, mobility, data center and advanced cybersecurity solutions.
As a FortiGuard cybersecurity expert with Fortinet, Adefala advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies in a number of industry segments, including financial, healthcare, retail, utilities/energy, and numerous federal and state government agencies. Adefala’s research interests include cyberthreat intelligence and big data analytics. He also serves as adjunct faculty supporting students at Webster University’s Master of Science — Cyber Security Program, where he engages participating students in the domains of critical infrastructure protection, network forensics, and malware analysis and reverse engineering.
His credentials include an MBA from Washington University and multiple industry certifications including GIAC exploit researcher and advanced penetration tester, GIAC reverse engineering malware, and GIAC network forensics analyst.