Date: September 9, 2021

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Securing Our Nation’s Most Critical Assets: OT – IT Best Practices

Our Nation’s critical infrastructure sectors are dominating today’s headlines, and for good reason. It is the cars we drive, the energy we consume, the water we drink, the food we eat. As our world continues to evolve into a connected network of networks, understanding how cyber, physical, and network security can mitigate risk across critical infrastructure is increasingly important.

Join Rick Peters, Chief Information Security Officer, Operational Technology North America at Fortinet, Dr. David Manz, Cybersecurity Group Leader and Principal Cyber Security Scientist within the National Security Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Pete Tseronis at Dots and Bridges as they address Energy Sector transformation.

  • Celebrating influential individuals and their unique passion
  • Addressing the Technology-Humanity-Culture intersection
  • Seeking to Inform, Educate, and Enlighten

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Trailer: Aligning Technology & Mission Need | Rick Peters

Rick Peters
Chief Information Officer
Operational Technology North America

Dr. David Manz
Cybersecurity Group Leader
Principal Cyber Security Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pete Tseronis
Founder and CEO
Dots and Bridges

Dots and Bridges is motivated to engender thought-provoking dialogue addressing how Technology, Humanity, and Culture intersect. Utilizing the power of Storytelling and Translation, we highlight individual expertise, feature technological innovation, and convey societal impact. Founded by Pete Tseronis, Dots and Bridges serves as a unique nexus for “Connecting Dots and Building Bridges” by humanizing the thought-leading individuals that embody passion and purpose to serve a “greater good.”

An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and technology strategist with 30+ years leading Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a fervor for collaborating with Government, Industry, and Academia to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization. Pete worked inside the U.S. Federal Government for 25 years, kicking-off his career at the Pentagon and finishing as a Senior Executive Service member. He served 4 Presidential Administrations, 3 Cabinet Agencies, and was appointed Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 500,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.