Training starts at 2pm Eastern Time.
The Journey to OT Cybersecurity Resilience: Readiness in a Digitally Transformed World


With the explosion of applications and connected devices on the network, securing the enterprise becomes more complex.   The operational technology (OT) networks bring an expanding perimeter of thousands of edges that have to be managed and protected.  This trend is shifting how we think about the cybersecurity needs of an industrial control systems (ICS) environment.


As information technology (IT) and OT converge, leaders are challenged to protect the enterprise against advanced threats across an expanding attack surface and a complex ecosystem which includes too many vendors, too many alerts and slow response time.  On top of this, organizations must balance increasing compliance and regulatory requirements all while threat actors attempt to take advantage of the disruption caused by this digital transformation.


During this Fortinet-led, interactive workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to

  • Engage with a panel of your peers on how they have tackled the convergence challenge and set up their journey toward continual cybersecurity improvement.
  • Test your knowledge on the impact of a breach on your OT environment and the cybersecurity needs you should consider for detection through prevention.
  • Leverage a set of best practices that provide practical guidance for building and maturing your security strategy including tips on measuring the return on your security investments.




Richard K. Peters (Rick),

CISO, Operational Technology North America


Rick brings the Fortinet OT-CI team more than 37 years of cybersecurity and global partnering experience working across foreign, domestic, and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA).  As Fortinet’s Operational Technology North American CISO, he delivers cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for the OT/ICS/SCADA critical infrastructure environments.  Prior to Fortinet, Rick led development of cyber capability across Endpoint, Infrastructure, and Industrial Control System technologies at the agency.  Previously, Rick also served as an executive leader supporting the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA.  Earlier in his career, he served in a broad range of leadership and Engineering roles including Chief of Staff for the NSA Cyber Task Force and a 5-year forward liaison charged with directing integration of cyber and cryptologic solutions for U.S. Air Force Europe, Ramstein AFB, Germany.


Michelle Balderson

Director, Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure


Michelle Balderson is director and subject matter expert for Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure Globally at Fortinet. Michelle has supported the deployment of cybersecurity solutions for IT and OT organizations globally.  She is known for thinking beyond technology to the people and process that will be impacted.  She is driven to align projects to the business objective and desired outcome rather than industry hype.  In the world of security, she believes it is important to understand the assets that need to be protected and why.  She is a process-driven professional experienced with the technical acumen to assist clients in defining security solutions as a part of their strategy.