Kannan Perumal is the Chief Information Security Officer at Applied Materials. Applied Materials is the global leader in nano-manufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass.

At Applied, Perumal is responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of Applied’s cyber security controls to help protect Applied’s IP, that of our customers and third-parties, as well as employees’ personal information. He is also responsible for representing Applied Materials with industry groups, governmental bodies and law enforcement relevant to cyber security.

Perumal is a 22-year IT professional, 14-year veteran of the information security & risk management field and is recognized as an expert in the discipline. He became a security consultant and for several years helped build digital defenses for various companies. Perumal helped implement PKI, Vulnerability management & compliance monitoring solutions, encryption services, Data Loss Prevention solutions, and Security Operations Center at Applied.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University, India and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2003.