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Industrial Defender appoints Gabe Authier as Chief Product Officer

Industrial Defender appoints Gabe Authier as Chief Product Officer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Industrial Defender, a provider of operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions, has announced the appointment of Gabe Authier as Chief Product Officer (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“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,” Authier noted. “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.



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