Team

Our Team

Joseph Roark, CEO (Interim)

Joseph Roark is an Operating Partner at TELEO Capital and the acting CEO of Industrial Defender. Joe has 25+ years of CEO experience with a demonstrated record of growing private equity, publicly owned and privately held enterprises serving global industrial and technology markets. Joe’s career spans over 35 years in executive leadership roles with leading global companies such as Danaher Corporation, Kohler Company, and Weir Group. He holds an M.B.A. from the Broad School of Management at Michigan State University and a B.S. in Business from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Peter Lund, CTO

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.

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.

Greg Valentine, SVP Solutions Engineering

Greg has over 30 years of experience in the high software industry. The past 15 of which has been focused on cyber security. Greg currently holds two certifications including an ISC2 – CISSP, and GIAC – GRID. Greg is responsible for building technical solutions for Industrial Defender so that our clients receive the most effective, and most efficient implementations of the Industrial Defender software. Prior to working at Industrial Defender, Greg held cybersecurity roles at Lockheed Martin, Capgemini, and Winternals Software (a sister company to Sysinternals, now owned by Microsoft).

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 North America & 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.

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

OT Vulnerability Management: A Deep Dive

OT vulnerability management is the process of systematically mitigating exploitable weaknesses within industrial control systems. We explore what that means and strategies to achieve this efficiently.

PHMSA Fines Colonial Pipeline Almost $1 Million, Citing Failure to Adequately Plan for Manual Restart

The US DoT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Probable Violation (NOPV) and Proposed Compliance Order to Colonial Pipeline Company for close to $1 million almost exactly one year after crippling ransomware attack.

What Impact Will the Proposed SEC Cybersecurity Rules Have on Public Companies?

In March of 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules requiring the reporting of cybersecurity incidents and disclosure of cyber mitigation strategies for public companies.

OT Cybersecurity: The Ultimate Guide

As digital transformation fuses information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT), it has become critical for cybersecurity teams to implement best practices to protect OT systems from cyberattacks.

CISA, DOE, NSA and FBI Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices

On April 13, 2022, the DOE, CISA, NSA, and FBI released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory, AA22-103A, warning of an advanced persistent threat (APT) targeting ICS/SCADA devices.

FBI’s Internet Crime Report Discloses 3,700+ Ransomware Attacks in 2021

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just released their 2021 Internet Crime Report with key ransomware statistics. Here’s what they found.

White House Urges Private Companies to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Citing Intelligence on Escalating Cyberthreats

The Biden White House has warned private sector companies to strengthen their cybersecurity practices, citing intelligence reports indicating that Russia is looking at options for cyberattacks against the United States.

Massive DDoS Attack Hits Israel

Today, Israel was hit with a massive DDoS attack, affecting many government sites. The Health, Interior, and Justice Ministries were targeted specifically, and many are openly speculating that Iran was behind the attack.

If You’re Reading This, You’re at War

There are many proof points that critical infrastructure is the front line for the cyber war. Critical infrastructure is not a soft target, just the most valuable one. The time to be bold about our cyber defenses is now.