Strengthening cybersecurity in smart manufacturing

Strengthening cybersecurity in smart manufacturing


45 Minutes



The last of our five-part CPG industry webinar series, this session explores how plant connectivity and digitalisation makes OT systems more vulnerable to cyber-threats.  Secure operations can identify and protect connected assets, ensuring business continuity, increasing productivity and future-proofing your infrastructure.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to take a proactive approach to industrial cybersecurity
  • How you can address security risks


Maria Else
Portfolio Manager and Business Development Lead for Connected Services for EMEA

Maria serves as the subject matter expert for our entire Connected Services offering, from remote support to cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure to analytics. Maria joined Rockwell Automation in 2009 and has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Remote Support Services organisation. Over the last four years, she has driven demand for application support and TechConnect, alongside managing the TechConnect telesales team. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Maria spent 18 years in the automotive industry as a project manager and component design engineer for T1 suppliers.

Gert Thoonen
Lead — Consulting Services, Rockwell Automation

Gert Thoonen is a seasoned OT specialist who has worked in a wide variety of roles in many industries including, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and utilities. In his career he has progressed to become a manager and strategist with a passion for high-end technology integration. He has a passion for understanding customer requirements and with security in mind, matching these needs with leading technology solutions. He holds eMBA, CISSP, CISM, CEH, CND, PMP and IEC62443 Expert certification.