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Optimizing the pharmaceutical supply chain with Alert Enterprise Guardian

The protection of pharmaceuticals is vital. But managing security in silos leaves pharmaceutical enterprises increasingly vulnerable to attacks. Whether it’s vindictive action from a disgruntled employee or negligence of a contract worker, a threat at any point in the production process could result in contaminated batches of end product. This yields devastating results like injuries, increased financial costs, adverse impacts on business reputation and in extreme cases, loss of life.

Here’s what the industry faces:

  • Bioterrorism
  • Fraud
  • Cross-contamination
  • Acts of sabotage
  • Cyberthreats

What if you could deliver end-to-end protection that covers the entire pharmaceutical production process from sourcing to retail distribution? Alert Enterprise’s Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) system extends across IT, OT and physical systems to help pharmaceutical organizations meet the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations by …

  • Monitoring unauthorized configuration changes to Batch and MES for production and processing.
  • Integrating physical badge access with HR, Directory Services and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to protect against research contamination.
  • Tracing the chain of custody for high-value pharmaceuticals.
  • Managing contractor and employee access to storage systems to safeguard against drug diversions.
  • Implementing a unified threat management strategy that helps identify and monitor multiple blended threats, from physical attacks to inside jobs.
  • Automating compliance across multiple regulations, including HIPAA, HITECH, FDA 21 CFR, PCI DSS and SOX.

Why is a PIAM crucial for pharmaceuticals?

  • Contamination prevention
    Inhibits access for unauthorized personnel to ensure product quality and safety
  • Data integrity and reliability
    Controls access to laboratories to safeguard the integrity and reliability of test results
  • Product quality and safety
    Eliminates unauthorized access to storage facilities, cleanrooms and critical process areas to uphold safety standards of regulated products
  • Documentation security
    Prevents documentation tampering to avoid compromising the manufacturing and quality control processes
  • Regulatory compliance
    Guarantees adherence to quality standards by ensuring access controls are in place and auditable
  • Sabotage or malicious acts
    Mitigates the risk of intentional harm by controlling access to sensitive GMP areas

Get a dose of cyber-physical medicine

Discover how an automated, converged approach can help mitigate threats to pharmaceuticals while giving your security team a comprehensive view of risk.
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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.