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Security Platforming versus Best-of-Breed: Who Wins? @ Hess Club
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presentation: Reducing cybersecurity exposure through digital transformation.

Speaker: Carlos-Raul Sanchez, Global Enablement Engineer, Operational Technology – Fortinet

Abstract: Critical infrastructure was traditionally threatened by natural disasters. Responsibility for protection was focused on the impact of disasters on systems and the environment. Now we have a new threat in the physical world with the rise of cybernetic actors and their influence in the energy, transport, manufacturing sectors. The networks and infrastructures responsible for protecting personnel security systems are under constant attack. All security conventional methods can easily be defeated by hostile nations and hired hackers. Solutions that adapt changes in the environment dynamically providing visibility, control, and intelligence needed to automatically respond – make strategic decisions are of paramount importance. This presentation will cover the methods – systems recommended by Fortinet to protect critical infrastructure about unknown and known threats.


Carlos-Raul Sanchez is a technologist with 32 years of experience in network, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure security. Carlos specializes in simplifying complex business problems with a pragmatic application of technology. With a wide range of experience ranging from US Air Force, DOD contractor, and O&G IT security, he is known for securing critical infrastructure worldwide. He spent 15 years leading teams securing oil fields in the United States and offshore assets Gulf of Mexico, Western Africa, Brazil, and South China Sea. Now with Fortinet, he is part of the Global Operational Technology Team providing solutions and education to companies seeking to improve their critical infrastructure security posture. When not traveling as part of his duties, Carlos is an avid motorsport enthusiast and windsurfer.


Contact Information:

 Name: Carlos-Raul Sanchez
 Title: Global Enablement Engineer
 Company: Fortinet
Carlos-Raul Sanchez

Our Sponsor:

From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique Security Fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control–while providing easier administration. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers a unified approach that is broad, integrated, and automated. Reduce and manage the attack surface through integrated broad visibility, stop advanced threats through integrated AI-driven breach prevention, and reduce complexity through automated operations and orchestration.

Company: Fortinet

Luncheon Meeting Schedule:

11:15 a.m. Registration / Networking
11:30 a.m. Luncheon / Networking
11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
12:00 noon Keynote Presentation
1:00 p.m. Adjourn Luncheon


  • An interest in information security.


  • 1 CPE