Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live) Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live)


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Journey to OT Cybersecurity Resilience: Readiness in a Digitally Transformed World (Physical Live)
Richard K. Peters
Richard K. Peters
Fortinet, Operational Technology North American CISO
William Noto
William Noto
Fortinet, Director, Product Marketing, Operational Technology

Day Schedule Sept 22nd. Free to all Asset Owners. All times are EST

Breakfast 8-8:45 am
Golf 9:00 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Workshop: 1:30 pm 

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1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop

Fortinet Workshop The Journey to OT Cybersecurity Resilience: Readiness in a Digitally Transformed World

1:30 pm  Welcome, introduction, Rick Peters, CISO

1:50 pm  Cybersecurity Expert Panel, Willian Noto, Director Product Marketing

                Panelists:  Rick Peters, M. Garcia, Royal Caribbean, Andrew Kling, Schneider Electric

2:50 pm  Break

3:00 pm  Cyber Readiness Continuous Improvement, Danny Bren, CEO - Otorio

·         Threat Intelligence

·         Risk Assessment for improving maturity

·         Etc.

4:00 pm The Cybersecurity Maturity Journey: People, Process and Technology | Rick Peters, CISO,  Willian Noto, Director Product Marketing 

4:30 pm  Threat Actors You’ll Meet Along the Way (fun interactive discussion) | Rick Peters, CISO,  Willian Noto, Director Product Marketing 

5:00 pm Wrap up

5:15 end


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.

 William Noto, Director of Product Marketing – Operational Technology

William Noto leads Fortinet’s OT security product marketing initiatives globally. Prior to joining Fortinet, William spent 12 years at General Electric in both the GE Wind and GE Digital business units. At GE, William held product management and sales roles developing OT security offerings including WindSCADA Secure, the Predix Edge platform, and the OpShield and Achilles product lines. William holds an MBA from the UMass Isenberg School of Management and a BA in Computer Science from Middlebury College.