Full Name
Richard K. Peters
Speaker Bio

Since June of 2022, Mr. Peters has engaged decision makers as a global Executive Consultant for cyber matters relating to Information Technology and Operational Technology. In that capacity, he shares experience relating to technology, strategy, and trends that are key to cyber security investments and advancing defensive readiness.

Immediately prior, he served as the CISO for Operational Technology, North America for Fortinet Inc. delivering cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for the OT/ICS/SCADA critical infrastructure environments. For more than 4 years, he inspired growth of Fortinet’s penetration into the largest global OT marketspace. That charge entailed identifying and partnering to gain traction on existing OT business campaigns as well as targeting emerging customer opportunities.

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.
While at NSA, he partnered as an executive leader enabling business maturity in the Information Assurance Directorate. 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 recognized as a 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.

Richard K. Peters