Manufacturing AUTOMATION

WEBINAR: Securing the Manufacturing Value Chain

Join Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Fortinet for a free webinar presentation, Securing the manufacturing value chain, on October 20 at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT.

Manufacturing organizations manage expensive and sophisticated equipment at their factories—and the systems that run the machinery are increasingly being connected to the internet. The cybersecurity implications of this trend are substantial, including possible threats to physical safety, and in some cases, national security.

As the production environment increasingly becomes digitized, manufacturers strive to secure the growing number of enabled IoT devices while maintaining business imperatives like operational efficiency, continuity of operations, product integrity and compliance.

During this 45-minute webinar, we will explore the impact and considerations for safe and secure operations including the need to:

  • Evaluate the security needs of aging equipment and its impact on safety, uptime and time-to-market
  • Recognize the value of neutralizing threats in real time and sustained situational awareness to inform decision making
  • Understand the value the Fortinet Security Fabric can provide for securing industrial controls and SCADA systems in any environment

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About the speaker

Richard K. Peters (Rick), CISO, Operational Technology North America, Fortinet

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.

Earlier in his career, Rick served in a broad range of leadership and engineering roles including chief of staff for the NSA Cyber Task Force and as a five-year forward liaison charged with directing integration of cyber and cryptologic solutions for U.S. Air Force Europe, Ramstein AFB, Germany.

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This article was originally posted on Sept. 16, 2020.