About Us - Industrial Defender

About Us

We Invented OT Security.

Since 2006, Industrial Defender has been solving the challenge of safely collecting, monitoring, and managing OT asset data at scale, while providing cross-functional teams with a unified view of security. Our specialized solution is tailored to complex industrial control system environments by engineers with decades of hands-on OT experience. Easy integrations into the broader security and enterprise ecosystem empower IT teams with the same visibility, access, and situational awareness that they’re accustomed to on corporate networks. We secure some of the largest critical control system deployments with vendors such as GE, Honeywell, ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Yokogawa, and others to protect the availability and safety of these systems, simplify standards and regulatory requirements, and unite OT and IT teams.

Leadership

Jim Crowley, CEO

As Industrial Defender’s CEO, Jim is passionate about the companies mission and focus on protecting critical infrastructure. A seasoned technology executive with over 20 years in the information security space, Jim has helped build companies including Imperva, Threatstack, and Security Matters into high growth organizations. Jim started his career as an industrial sales specialist for A.W. Chesterton company, a supplier of specialty chemicals, seals, and pumps, managing a territory in Northern New England that included shipyards, pulp and paper, textiles, auto parts manufacturers and power plants.

Phil Dunbar, CTO

As CTO, Phil leads Industrial Defender’s technology development team, leveraging his experience in the industrial control systems industry to develop innovative solutions to ICS challenges. Prior to Industrial Defender, Phil served as Director of Software Development for SCADA and HMI systems at both GE and Intellution, founded ICT Software GmbH Munich and Androx Corporation, and spent his early career at Modicon, Schneider Electric, Analog Devices and Siemens.

George Kalavantis, COO

As chief operating officer at Industrial Defender, George is responsible for the operations of the company. He brings more than 27 years of operational experience to Industrial Defender. His experience and leadership have focused on the development and delivery of technology and compliance driven business services and solutions for critical infrastructure, the delivery of outstanding client service and operational profitability. As a former manager at National Grid US, George has operational experience as an asset owner and operations specialist.

TC Lau, VP of Customer Services

TC is responsible for customer deployment and customer support operations at Industrial Defender. TC brings extensive experience in leading and growing high tech businesses. Previously, TC held VP and Director level positions at Norkom Technologies, Progress Software, Systinet, Lockheed Martin, and Leidos. He was also a founder and served as Chairman, VP of Business Development, and VP of Operations at Context Integration, a nationwide business system integrator. TC holds an engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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