Industrial Defender Appoints Gabe Authier as Chief Product Officer

Gabe Authier has joined Industrial Defender from Belden as its new CPO

Foxborough, MA — October 4, 2022— Industrial Defender, a leader in operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions, today announced the appointment of Gabe Authier as CPO. This addition strengthens the company’s bench of technical executives and positions it for success in 2023 and beyond. Authier has held product management roles at both Tripwire and Belden, and his comprehensive knowledge of the industrial cybersecurity space and cloud-native solutions will further enrich Industrial Defender’s product development roadmap.

“Industrial Defender continues to add incredible new talent to the team. Gabe’s experience architecting customer-centric product roadmaps, building cloud-native technologies and creating innovative solutions for the industrial space aligns well with our organizational goals,” said Jay Williams, CEO of Industrial Defender. “I am confident he will be an essential contributor to our continued success as a global leader in OT cybersecurity solutions.”

“We see a massive opportunity right now to help critical infrastructure companies mature their cybersecurity programs beyond basic visibility solutions. Identifying, monitoring and managing asset data from a single tool is the next generation of OT security,” said Authier. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to shape Industrial Defender into the go-to OT data platform for the future.”

Authier brings over 20 years of experience in product management and information technology and is passionate about customer-centric software development. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from University of Arizona and an Executive MBA from the University of Oregon.

About Industrial Defender
Industrial Defender protects the world’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. As a leader in OT cybersecurity innovation, the company’s scalable platform is used by organizations around the world to empower security stakeholders with actionable data from their OT and IIoT infrastructure, enabling them to make informed risk management decisions and manage their OT cybersecurity program in a concise, single vendor dashboard. Learn more at

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