Cybersecurity is a vital and often overlooked aspect of today’s manufacturing environment. In this podcast, editorial director Gary L. Parr discusses various facets of manufacturing cybersecurity with Saadi Kermani, technology evangelist and business-development manager for the Industrial Information Management business at Schneider Electric. Topics include the greater cybersecurity picture, vulnerabilities that manufacturers may or may not realize they have, and how company cultures must change to integrate network/computer-security awareness.
In Saadi’s current role at Schneider electric, he enables industrial customers and partners to realize the benefits of lower operational costs, optimized assets and streamlined processes through the use of advanced analytics, KPIs, and real-time access to industrial process data delivered through a set of online managed services. Previously, he was the product manager for Wonderware SmartGlance and Wonderware Online, in addition to being a key contributor to the strategic definition and deployment of cloud hosted solutions for Wonderware. Prior to that role, he was stationed in Europe, providing strategic account management as a technical account manager for the Global Software Customer Support division.