Team

Our Team

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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Blog

Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Blog and News

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How to Navigate Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity in Port Environments

Learn how to manage the complexities of connected OT systems and their cybersecurity needs in port and marine environments.

Using the NIST CSF Security Controls to Prevent and Recover from Ransomware

How applying the Five Functions of NIST CSF, Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover, can help organizations prevent or recover from a ransomware attack.

Colonial Testimony Highlights Importance of Asset Awareness

Testimony from CEO Joseph Blount shows that limited asset knowledge allowed for the ransomware exploit and constrained the company’s response.

Addressing Pipeline Cybersecurity Regulations: Lessons from NERC CIP

The Colonial Pipeline attack reflects weak pipeline cybersecurity. The NERC CIP consequence-driven analysis model provides a model for potential pipeline security regulations.

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Webinar – Breaking Down TSA’s Cybersecurity Requirements for Pipeline Operators: What to Do Now

Learn what pipeline operators should do now to deal with this new Security Directive and satisfy TSA’s Pipeline Security Guidelines.

Meat Packing Giant JBS Hit with Cyberattack

Earlier this week, a targeted cyberattack hit JBS, a global meat processor, which resulted in the closure of several processing plants in the US and Australia.

DHS Issues Pipeline Cybersecurity Directive

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon issue cybersecurity regulations for the pipeline industry as a result of the Colonial Pipeline incident.

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Industrial Defender Named Hot Company in OT Vulnerability Management by Cyber Defense Magazine in the Global InfoSec Awards

Industrial Defender has received the “Hot Company in Operational Technology Vulnerability Management” award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM).

Biden Extends Huawei Ban and Issues New Guidance on Improving Cybersecurity

On May 11, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order aimed at strengthening both IT and OT cybersecurity in the United States.