Laz Corrales
fortinet, Sr. Manager, Systems Engineering

Laz Corrales: -
Laz Corrales is an accomplished and results-driven leader with over 15-years in the management of complex Information Security Programs and direction of major Information Technology (IT) architectures and operations. His pragmatic approach has successfully helped organizations design, develop, and maintain architectures on various technology platforms; delivering scalable, sustainable security solutions. Laz is currently a Sr. Manager of Systems Engineering at Fortinet. He is responsible for a team of SE’s across the state of Florida. His customer-centric approach directly correlates to his team’s success. Collectively the team strives to be customer partners/advocates by learning the business, identifying requirements and proposing realistic and pragmatic solutions. The team also identifies and drives product enhancements, provides implementation support and consistent health checks. Laz’s mantra is CUSTOMERS FIRST and delivers by being present and engaged along all steps of the process. Prior to joining Fortinet, Laz was a Director of Global Security at Citrix Systems Inc. He was responsible for a team composed of Security Architects, Engineers, and Analysts who responsibilities included both design and operations. The team drove security policies/procedures, recommended and evaluated secure system builds and configurations. The team performed security audits, reviews, remediation and incident response. During tenure at Citrix, Laz has delivered new patch management procedures, secure build and configuration standards, enhanced vulnerability management program, and secure wireless network using WIPS. Additional programs delivered included Data Loss Prevention (DLP), enhanced 2-factor authentication, and enhanced global security monitoring and response. Laz also held the role of IT Security Manager and Continental Europe Data Protection Officer for the Norwegian Cruise Line®, where he spearheaded architecture planning, design, and management of the company’s enterprise security and compliance measures designed to protect critical data and address compliance requirements across 16 geographically-dispersed offices around the world. Laz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. He maintains a wide range of recognized industry designations, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Privacy Professional / Information Technology (CIPP/IT). In his “spare” time Laz enjoys the outdoors, specifically backcountry and deep sea fishing off his kayak. You can say he gets his patience and pragmatic approach from coaching little league football for kids ages 4-6. His giving back to the community is an opportunity to present internet awareness for parents and kids.

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