Michael Welch, chief information security officer at OSI Group LLC, has worked in the information security industry for 19 years. He focuses on building security strategies and aligning with the business needs, corporate governance and risk management. Works with business leaders and directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, business operations and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. He has spent the last 10 years in the utility industry focusing on implementing technical controls as they relate to the convergence of IT and OT. Previously, he worked for Burns & McDonnell Engineering and NextEra Energy. He has held a number of industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CISA and GICSP. In addition, to the certifications mentioned above, he has an MBA with specializations in project management and information security.