Director, Operational Technology Global Enablement
Mr. Peters brings 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 Global Enablement Director, working for Phil Quade (CISO), he delivers cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA for critical infrastructure environments. Prior to Fortinet, Rick led development of cyber capability across Endpoint, Infrastructure, and Industrial Control System technologies. 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.
For many organizations, competing effectively in today’s digital economy requires converging IT and operational technology (OT) environments. Cybercriminals are maximizing their opportunity by targeting older vulnerabilities and exploiting an expanding attack surface. They love to focus their efforts where/when defenders aren’t watching. Gaining greater visibility to network activity, while a great starting point, is only the first step for organizations […]