Nick Ritter

Leader for Product & Industrial Security

Nick Ritter is the leader for Product & Industrial Security teams within GE. He is responsible for cyber security of GE products, the commercial cyber security portfolio, security assessments, supply chain security, manufacturing security, application security, secure development tools and attack simulation teams (Red Team). Nick is also a key risk advisor to GE’s global CISO. He has almost 20 years enterprise and industrial security experience.

Prior to joining GE, Nick spend 2 years at a large financial institution as head of cyber defense and fraud. Immediately prior to that he spent 14 years at a global industrial conglomerate. As one of the 3 Global CISOs Nick originated the centralized cyber defense program, built the technical security organization and helped establish the commercial OT security practice.

While living in Germany, Nick was frequent lecturer at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies. There he taught classes on Securing Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Cyber Defense. Nick also served as an advisor to NATO in the development of their cyber command training curriculum.

My Sessions

Maintaining Security in an Agile Development Environment

Sponsor Stage

As product development teams adopt agile methods, the toll gates security teams implemented and relied on vanished. The sprint cycles are faster than assessment cycles, architecture and security reviews were pushed aside and democratization of development stretched security resources too far. So how are we to cope? In this discussion, we’ll talk about GE’s approach […]

Secure Design & Dev