The trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
These webinars focus on industry issues such as staffing and retention, industry trends, and upcoming events to prepare you and your company for maximum success in a fast changing food industry. These educational sessions are provided free to members. You can view past webinars in the members only section of the website.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Food and beverage production is a rapidly changing industry, incorporating increased automation, centralized Manufacturing Intelligence (MI), and interdependent supply chains. This and the complexities of these networked systems serves to amplify cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, creating risks to production and food safety. Executive leadership is gaining awareness of these emerging and often underrecognized cyber-attack vectors since they represent potential financial losses, liability issues, or theft of corporate IP. This webinar provides an introduction in assessing your industrial network and the maturity of your cybersecurity efforts.
Matthew Hartman, PE
Senior Automation Sales
Matthew Hartman is a Senior Automation Sales Engineer at Blentech Corporation in Santa Rosa, California. He graduated in 1989 with his BSEE, Professional Engineer 2001 and MBA 2003.
Information Systems Manager
Tony Kuznia is the Lead Engineer for the Information Systems group at Cybertrol Engineering where he has worked since 2009. Tony leads software development and IT projects providing plant-wide manufacturing execution systems, information systems, industrial IT systems, and business intelligence for Fortune 500 companies. Tony has presented at multiple trade shows on leading topics in Industrial IT and MES software solutions. Tony holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Industrial IT Engineer
Jason Lachowsky is an Industrial IT Engineer at Cybertrol Engineering. He specializes in network hardening and cybersecurity assessments. Prior to shifting his professional focus to the industrial space, he held IT leadership positions in higher education and government. He received an M.S. in the Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota, with a capstone project on ICS security. His undergraduate and associate degrees include a B.A.S. in Information Assurance, a B.A. in English, an A.A.S. in Network Technology and Security, and an A.S. in Contemporary Business. Jason holds a variety of security-focused certifications and has reached the podium in cybersecurity competitions.