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Michael Pease (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer

Michael Pease joined NIST in 2018 with more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector supporting information technology (IT), cybersecurity, and maintaining cybersecurity programs for IT and operational technology (OT) environments. Michael is currently focused on cybersecurity for OT and their operating environments as a member of the Smart Connected Systems Division in the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). Working collaboratively with the NIST Computer Security Division (CSD), the Applied Cybersecurity Division (ACD), the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Michael supports developing specific guidance on the application of NIST security standards and guidelines to OT environments.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and hold certifications from both ISACA and (ISC)2 including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), and Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Additionally, Michael is a Certified Java Programmer and is proficient in multiple technologies including JavaScript, .Net, Python, and C/C++ in addition to SQL and non-SQL databases.


Guide to Operational Technology (OT) Security

Keith A. Stouffer, Michael Pease, CheeYee Tang, Timothy Zimmerman, Victoria Yan Pillitteri, Suzanne Lightman, Adam Hahn, Stephanie Saravia, Aslam Sherule, Michael Thompson
This document provides guidance on how to secure operational technology (OT) while addressing their unique performance, reliability, and safety requirements. OT
Created September 17, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022