Cybersecurity series E04: Protecting Manufacturing sites from Cybersecurity Attacks with Adnan Ahmed, Ornua


Welcome to episode four of our very special Cybersecurity series of the Alldus podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI and Cybersecurity across the globe.

Today's guest is Adnan Ahmed, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of ICT at Ornua. Ornua are Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Adnan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from application development, solutions architect and design, building and implementing security operations.   

In this episode, Adnan shares his insights on Protecting Manufacturing Sites from Cyber Attacks. Operational Technology and manufacturing sites present a unique challenge for SOC teams and failing to take proactive security measures could affect production and major financial losses. Adnan discusses these challenges as well ways to detect and mitigate complex cyber-attacks.  

In the show, Adnan will also tell you about:

How he got into the world of Cybersecurity 

The interesting work he is doing with Ornua 

Differences and crossovers within IT/OT solutions in Cybersecurity 

Challenges in converging IT and OT Cybersecurity together 

Key points of advice when creating OT Security within your business 

Improving Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing industry 

To find out more about Adnan and his work at Ornua, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @Ornua. You can also connect with Adnan on Linkedin.

What did you make of Adnan's podcast? Where do you see the future of Cybersecurity within the industry heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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