State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report

Fortinet's Springer on What it Takes to Raise OT Security Maturity
Richard Springer, Director, Marketing, OT Solutions, Fortinet

Fortinet is out with its latest State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity report. The good news: More organizations are paying attention to OT: The bad: Not enough are securing it properly. Fortinet's Richard Springer analyzes the research findings.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Springer discussed:

  • This year's key findings;
  • The key to balancing security initiatives with the need for always-on;
  • What OT security maturity looks like - and how to get there.

Springer is the Director of OT Solutions Marketing at Fortinet. In this role, Rich works alongside regional marketing teams, OT product management and OT threat researchers to promote the Fortinet Fabric of OT Solutions including network security, zero-trust, security operations and AI-powered threat intelligence for IT/OT converged and OT market segments. Previously, Rich was the Head of Industrial Cyber Strategy & Development for Tripwire managing the Industrial cyber product business for Belden, including the Hirschmann and Tripwire product lines. While evolving in the business of cyber security software and hardware development, Rich provides an operational background as a prior global head of SCADA in wind energy and across various roles in the semiconductor industry and the submarine nuclear Navy.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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