Chief Technology Officer
Nicolas (Nico) Fischbach serves as Forcepoint’s global Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees technical direction and innovation. Before joining Forcepoint, he spent 17 years at Colt, a global B2B service provider, and was responsible for company-wide strategy, architecture and innovation. He ran global network security engineering and operations for eight years, building Colt’s first Security Operation Center and deploying the first DDoS mitigation solution in Europe. In 2009, he joined the Office of the CTO to build and lead the company-wide strategy and architecture groups covering infrastructure and product R&D for all networks, platforms, cloud stacks, OSS and security. Nico also focused on bridging technology strategy, customer relationships and open innovation, with the goal to drive non-adjacent and “beyond the roadmap” portfolio evolution.
Nico is a recognized authority on service provider security as well as on next-generation network and cloud architectures, holding a master’s degree in networking and distributed computing from Pierre and Marie Curie University, a master’s degree in computer science from Institute of Information Technology and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Robert Schulman University Institute of Technology. He also sits on the advisory board of Versa Networks and is a member of The Honeynet Project, a research organization dedicated to internet security.