Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Smart Manufacturing Webinar

May 19, 2023
9:00 am  |  Online

The Advance Centre – Professional Education for Digital Transformation would like to invite you to their next in series lunchtime webinar “Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Smart Manufacturing”.

This time the faculty and industry leaders involved discuss key and recent advances in research and industry to address security risks in smart manufacturing.

Smart manufacturing involves the integration of advanced technologies such as robotics, smart sensors, and cyber-physical systems into the manufacturing process. This enables the creation of smart products and machines that can communicate with each other and with the wider production ecosystem, leading to greater efficiency and productivity.


Diarmuid O’Sullivan, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software Development and a Master’s degree in Forensic Computing & Cyber Crime Investigations from UCD, serves as the Associate Director in charge of the global Cyber Incident Response team at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He is an active participant in the BioPhorum IT Security working groups, and a member of the Health-ISAC, working to facilitate the implementation of IT initiatives that drive business growth and unlock the full potential of the pharmaceutical industry’s IT opportunities

Jenni Parry is an Associate Director of Cyber Risk with Aon. In this role she provides advice and cyber risk consulting to organisations to help them identify and assess their cyber risk. This enables the development of ongoing strategies incorporating change, culture and risk tolerance. The main elements of this role are technical advisor and translator, and internal knowledge sharing via training sessions.

Dr Tom Welsh has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Limerick since 2019. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between the complexity characteristics of cyber-physical systems and their security and resilience properties. He has recently been investigating adaptive software approaches for improving supply-chain visibility to detect fraud.

Dr Seamus Dowling is a programme chair and lecturer in cybersecurity at ATU. He is a member of LERO and was awarded a Fulbright TechImpact scholarship to extend his existing cybersecurity research at the University of Texas, Dallas in summer 2022. His research concentrates on using machine learning to improve the efficacy of Internet-of-Things security. Seamus has presented his work at international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-chair for the Cyber Research Conference Ireland ( and has been an invited speaker on radio and online webinars.