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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.

Jim Crowley, CEO

As Industrial Defender’s CEO, Jim is passionate about the company’s 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 SecurityMatters 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.

Jeff Smigel, VP Engineering

Jeff is responsible for software engineering and quality assurance at Industrial Defender. Leading our high-caliber engineering teams, he ensures delivery of the innovative, quality products that our customers have come to expect. Jeff was an early contributor to the Industrial Defender solution and has provided continuity through Industrial Defender’s product history. Previously, Jeff has led engineering teams at Lockheed Martin, Leidos, and Capgemini.

Bill Pratt, VP of OEM & Channel Sales

Bill is responsible for developing and executing Industrial Defender’s channel partner strategy. Bill has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector.   He was a Director at National Grid for 15 years and since 2011 he has worked for several software companies selling into the utility space both directly and through large scale channels.  Bill holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Trinity College, Hartford CT and an MBA from Columbia University, NY.

Peter Lund, VP of Product Management

Peter has a strong technical and business background with over 15 years of experience working with and for IT and OT product companies.  Over the last five years, Peter was instrumental in bringing new features to the market for Industrial Defender.  In addition to his product management role, he utilizes a wide range of experience in application development, systems engineering and marketing. Prior to working with Industrial Defender, Peter held roles at Dell EMC, Schneider Electric and KVH Industries.

Erin Anderson, Director of Marketing

Erin passionately supports the mission to empower critical infrastructure organizations with stronger cybersecurity for their operational technology (OT) systems. In her role at Industrial Defender, she guides strategic initiatives to transform the company from an OT security pioneer into a market leader. Prior to joining Industrial Defender, she led marketing for the North American region at another OT security innovator, SecurityMatters, which was acquired by Forescout Technologies in 2018.

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Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Blog and News

How to Establish Defense in Depth for Building Automation Systems

Establishing defense in depth to protect building management systems is critical, but tensions over cybersecurity between IT and Facilities can hinder cooperation.

TAP vs. SPAN in OT Environments

Access points for network visibility in OT environments are SPAN ports or network TAPs. Learn the differences between the two and when to use one over the other.

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Webinar: What’s Hiding in Your Software? How SBOMs Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Learn how to read and understand a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) to implement data-driven decisions around supply chain risk reduction.

What’s Behind Weak Smart Building Cybersecurity? People, Process & Technology Challenges

Weak smart building cybersecurity comes from increased connectivity and complex human factors which create a perfect storm of people, process and technology challenges.

The Expanding Cyber Threat Landscape in Smart Buildings

The expanding cyber threat landscape in building management systems makes them vulnerable to attack. This problem is widespread, mission-critical, and demands attention.

A Risk-Based Approach to Cybersecurity Without Cyber Hygiene Is a Fool’s Errand

A risk-based approach to cybersecurity without basic cyber hygiene is a fool’s errand because one cannot exist without the other.

Creating a Threat-Informed Defense with the MITRE ATT&CK for ICS Matrix

Using a real-life threat scenario, learn how to leverage diverse data collection methods to create a threat-informed defense with the MITRE ATT&CK for ICS Matrix.

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Webinar: Are You Using MITRE ATT&CK for ICS Correctly?

Learn how ICS asset owners can leverage diverse data collection methods to create a threat-informed defense using the MITRE ATT&CK for ICS Matrix.

An Overview of CISA’s ICSA-21-056-03 Advisory for Rockwell Automation Logix Controllers

On February 25, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released ICS Advisory ICSA-21-056-03 related to vulnerabilities in Rockwell Automation Logix Controllers.