Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management

Managing IT/OT Convergence Risk

Richard Peters of Fortinet on How Teams Can Find a Common Language
Richard Peters, CISO, operational technology, North America, Fortinet

As information technology and operational technology converge, security leaders face the challenge of protecting the enterprise against advanced threats, says Richard Peters of Fortinet, who discusses how IT and OT teams can find a common language.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group that previews an upcoming virtual executive roundtable, Peters discusses:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected IT/OT convergence;
  • Whether true IT/OT convergence can be achieved;
  • How security priorities of a business should take into consideration issues related to people, processes and culture.

Peters is CISO, operational technology, North America at Fortinet. He has more than 37 years of cybersecurity and global partnering experience working across foreign, domestic and commercial industry sectors at the U.S. National Security Agency. As Fortinet's operational technology global enablement director, he delivers cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for the OT/ICS/SCADA critical infrastructure environments.

To learn more about this upcoming virtual roundtable, please visit the registration page.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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