Pascal Ackerman is a seasoned industrial security professional with a degree in electrical engineering and over 15 years of experience in designing, troubleshooting, and securing large-scale industrial control systems and the various types of network technologies they utilize. After more than a decade of hands-on, in-the-field experience, he joined Rockwell Automation in 2015 and is currently employed as Senior Consultant of Industrial Cybersecurity with the Network and Security Services Group. He recently became a digital nomad and now travels the world with his family while fighting cyber adversaries.
In the first place, I would like to thank my wife, Melissa, for her moral support while writing this book and for enduring the many long nights of studying and experimenting with cybersecurity that went into chasing my dream. Next, I would like to acknowledge the Packt team of editors for all the hard work and dedication they put into this book. Special thanks goes out to Sweeny Dias, who had the misfortune of trying to keep me on schedule as I attempted to balance my personal, professional, and book-writing lives. I would also like to acknowledge the fantastic team members I have encountered since taking on my role with Rockwell Automation. Finally, I would like to thank all the individuals I have crossed paths with and who have inspired me to pursue my passion for cybersecurity.