Peer Insights

According to recent surveys, an estimated 87% of healthcare providers use Internet of Things (IoT) devices, so it’s no surprise that attacks against healthcare have increased by over 60% year over year. The trifecta of remote workers, an ever expanding attack surface and unsecured endpoints has provided a trove of opportunities for cybercriminals. How can healthcare professionals leverage IoT technology to provide cutting edge patient care, yet be safe from inbound attacks? How can healthcare security professionals protect the growing endpoint universe? And what does the roadmap look like for connected and secure healthcare in the future?

If you’re looking for answers to these questions, then please join this exclusive executive roundtable on Securing Medical Devices – The Next Threat Vector

Guided by insights from Fortinet experts, this invitation-only forum will also draw upon the experiences of the attendees. Participants will discuss the challenges of managing connected healthcare security now and in the future.

Topics discussions will include but not limited to the following:

  • What are the security challenges presented by telehealth and telemedicine?
  • What are the security risks for consumer medical devices?
  • What technology tools should healthcare organizations be investing in to secure their medical devices?
  • How can I be sure that my organization is staying competitive in the rapidly evolving connected medical devices field?


The format of the forum will incorporate open discussion and your participation.


May 19, 2021

3:30 PM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT

Pizza Making 

As a thank you for your time and participation, we ask you to join us for a virtual pizza making class with Tony Boloney's.  

Tony Boloney's takes you back in time when dough was made by hand, yeast didn't come from a bag, and cheese was made & pulled fresh daily. Mike, Tony Boloney's owner & Head Pizziolo will first take you through a brief history of the pizzas and the techniques used back in the day. Then you will move-on to actually making the pizza and learning how to apply all the ingredients. Tony Boloney's has been featured on the Food Network's "Great American Food Finds" and "Best Thing I Ever Ate." They were the winners of Guy Fieri's Cheesesteak Battle. And have been featured on BuzzFeed, VICE Munchies, THRILLIST, and New Yorker Magazine.

Upon registering, you will be prompted to provide your shipping address to Tony Boloney's and a box containing all the pizza ingredients needed will be shipped right to your door prior to the 19th.

Date/TIme Speakers 

Troy Ament
Troy Ament
Field CISO, Healthcare
Troy brings more than 20 years of experience to Fortinet transforming information technology and security programs, with 14 years in the healthcare sector as an executive overseeing clinical technology implementations and serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at two of the largest integrated health delivery systems in the United States.

Before joining Fortinet, Troy held the positions of Chief Information Security Officer at Beaumont Health and Director, Chief Information Security Officer at Sanford Health where he had oversight of the Security Technology, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Teams.

Troy has been instrumental in forming multiple healthcare cyber security boards that focus on the medical device and IoT security and national healthcare cyber security task forces and engaging the education sector to produce more healthcare cyber security graduates and professionals. Troy has extensive public speaking experience at multiple national and regional conferences, speaking to members of congress, senate, and government agencies educating and advocating for healthcare cyber security. He holds degrees in computer information systems from the University of Mary and North Dakota State College of Science.
Richard Peters
Richard Peters
CISO, Operational Technology North America
Mr. Peters is the CISO for Operational Technology, North America for Fortinet Inc. delivering cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for the OT/ICS/SCADA critical infrastructure
environments. He is charged with overseeing growth of Fortinet’s penetration into the largest global OT marketspace. That charge entails identifying and partnering to gain traction on existing OT business campaigns as well as targeting emerging customer opportunities.

Immediately prior, he served as the Director Operational Technology Global Enablement for Fortinet. In this capacity, Mr. Peters enabled OT business growth by partnering with Fortinet OT Security, Sales and Marketing counterparts. The success realized in EMEA and APAC over two years keyed recognition and a strategic transition to focus on North America as the largest target marketspace in 2020.

Prior to joining Fortinet, he served the U.S. Intelligence Community for more than 37 years imparting cybersecurity and global partnering experience across foreign, domestic, and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA). He led development of cyber capability against Endpoint, Infrastructure, and Industrial Control System technologies at the agency. Before that role, he partnered as an executive leader supporting the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA. Mr. Peters also 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.

Mr. Peters is a repeatedly published OT Security thought leader and a frequent speaker at global industry events. He holds a BS in Electronics Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

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