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Unlocking the Future of Infrastructure Security: Alert Enterprise and SAP’s Trailblazing Edge-to-Cloud Collaboration

September 1, 2023

In the wake of emerging cyber-physical threats and the rapid evolution of edge computing, ensuring robust critical infrastructure security has never been more paramount. Recognizing this urgency, Alert Enterprise, the AI-driven total workforce security solution provider, and the global tech giant, SAP, have expanded their strategic partnership. The goal? To enhance security across critical infrastructure from edge to cloud.

The Collaborative Venture

Both entities will pool resources to merge cyber-physical access governance, risk assessment, and compliance  measures tailored for edge-to-cloud settings. At the heart of these groundbreaking solutions is SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP). BTP delivers insights, actionable recommendations, and workflows, all derived from the wealth of data provided by edge devices.

Jasvir Gill, the visionary CEO of Alert Enterprise, underscores the challenges and opportunities this partnership seeks to address. “ As cyber-physical attacks and security breaches become increasingly frequent, our Guardian Converged Security Platform, built on BTP, will empower critical infrastructure organizations to effectively mitigate complex cyber-physical attacks and insider threats. This collaboration facilitates not just optimal management and security, but also the effective utilization of the total workforce and data, from edge to cloud, at an enterprise scale.”

Harnessing Collective Strength

There’s plenty of talk about preventing malicious outside attacks – and for good reason, as indicated in the example above. But what about the threats lurking inside company walls?

According to recent data, 90% of organizations feel vulnerable to insider attacks (Insider Threat Report, Cybersecurity Insiders). Whether it’s a violent incident or theft of organizational data, these attackers know all the company intricacies and can act without triggering suspension. And if IT, OT, HR and physical security systems aren’t talking to each other, these insider crimes will continue to occur. The integration of SAP’s centralized platform with the distributed intelligence of edge devices—enriched by analytics—marks a promising leap for infrastructure security. Michael O’Donnell, the SVP & Head of Digital Supply Chain at SAP North America, resonates with the excitement of this promising venture. “We are excited to embark on this transformative and innovative journey with our partner, Alert Enterprise. This collaboration showcases our commitment to security, enabling organizations to strengthen their defenses and safeguard their critical assets effectively. The possibilities that this partnership brings are truly exceptional, and we look forward to empowering our customers with unparalleled security measures and delivering a brighter, more secure future.”

Alert Enterprise is currently in the advanced stages of development of the new BTP services centered around intelligent edge-to-cloud computing. Some notable features include:

• Cyber-physical security alerts and controls

• Predictive maintenance and monitoring

• AI-based risk scoring, insider threat detection, and response

These advancements will be 
demonstrated at the upcoming SAP for Utilities event in Chicago, IL, hosted by ASUG

For a deeper dive into this partnership, head over to the Alert Enterprise and SAP partner page.
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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

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Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

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Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

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Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.
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Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.