WORKSHOP details:

Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Location Name
Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh – Downtown
Full Address
1320 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

*Parking is available on property for the duration of the workshop and game. 


Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • 1:30 pm Arrivals
  • 1:45 pm Welcome / Fortinet OT Overview, Vision and Strategy
    • Defense in Depth Using the Fortinet Security Fabric
  • 2:45 pm Break
  • 3:00 pm Hands-On Workshop 
  • 4:45 pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:00 pm Happy Hour
  • 6:00 pm Walk to PPG Paints Arena

Join us after the workshop for a Pittsburgh Penguins Game at PPG Paints Arena!

If you are interested in joining us for the game, please check "Pittsburgh Penguins Game" during registration to reserve your ticket.

what you'll learn:

  • Traditional and modern segmentation methods for operational environments including the risks associated with a flat network architecture
  • Segmentation practices to support compliance with NIST, IEC 62443 and other operational cybersecurity frameworks.
    Applying and enforcing access policies based on who and what is connected. 
  • Dynamically assigning role-based controls to group applications, link data, and limit access to specific groups in order to fortify OT defenses providing fine-grained control that adjusts access based on continuously assessing the trust of devices and users.
  • Value of investing in a platform to deliver cybersecurity for all layers of the OT and IT network.


Christopher Blauvelt
Christopher Blauvelt
Director OT

Chris brings more than 10 years of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure experience working in the renewable energy industry. He was directly involved in the development, construction, and operations of wind and solar power plants and their high voltage systems. His work within the energy and utility industry has also afforded him experience in the development and maintenance of substation protection, automation, and control systems. Chris has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University with thesis work in substation protection, automation, and control involving the IEC61850 family of protocols.

Mike Schneider
Mike Schneider
OT Director

Mike Schneider has over 20 years of experience in operational technology, focused on helping customers ranging from utilities, oil and gas, and manufacturing to protect their OT environments. Prior to joining Fortinet, Mike was highly involved in additional vertical markets, including but not limited to manufacturing, education, utilities and healthcare, where he was explicitly involved with instrumentation, controls, software and services. His role at Schneider Electric afforded him experience in products and services around Industry 4.0, where Mike spent time on analytics software for predictive maintenance and software for OT cybersecurity - NERC CIP IEC 62443. During his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his three children and his favorite hobby is skiing.