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Recruitment round reflects global growth in demand.

Industrial Defender : 06 November, 2007  (Company News)
Industrial Defender appoints key personnel to fuel expansion plans to meet increasing global demand for critical infrastructure protection products.
Industrial Defender has announced a global expansion plan to address growing worldwide demand for cyber security technology and services with the appointment of Donald Simoneau as senior vice president of worldwide operations, reporting to CEO Brian Ahern.

Recognising the universal threat to global critical infrastructure systems in the electricity, oil and gas, transportation, water and chemical industries, Industrial Defender is broadening its resources to support global business expansion and better serve customers with new talent in key regions. Simoneau will be based in Industrial Defender's Mansfield, Mass. headquarters and will oversee the newly created North American and International field operations organization. In addition, Jonathan Pollet was appointed vice president of North American field operations and Dan Davis was named vice president of International field operations. Industrial Defender has also established a new Singapore sales office in response to significant business growth in the Asia-Pacific region and appointed Peter Lee as business development manager.

'In recent years, the frequency and sophistication of cyber security attacks on global critical infrastructure has greatly increased,' said Brian Ahern, president and CEO of Industrial Defender. 'Don's extensive knowledge of industrial and global markets and Peter's unique perspective on Asian business adds critical expertise in our ability to address mounting cyber security threats across the globe.'

Simoneau brings more than 20 years experience in finance and operational leadership with global high-tech companies to his new post as head of operations for Industrial Defender. He began his career in the technical workstation business at Apollo Computer and HP before becoming CFO of Intellution, where he was first introduced to SCADA software. In his last position, Simoneau was CEO at Longwatch, Inc., where he was responsible for raising venture capital, establishing company operations, building the brand and instituting a North American distribution channel. Simoneau has an MBA from Bentley College and a B.S. in finance and computer science from Boston College.

Combined with the Industrial Defender team's 16 years of real-time process control and SCADA industry experience, and more than five years of industrial cyber security experience, this new talent will better position the company to service global market demands while providing enhanced localized customer support. In addition to mitigating cyber security threats, Industrial Defender's products and services help organizations meet industry regulatory compliance, corporate governance requirements and other global security standards including North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 6 CFR part 27 chemical facility regulations, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) standards and European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) regulations.

Industrial Defender has completed more than 70 process control / SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 1,300 cyber security technology deployments, more than 3,000 mission-critical RTAP SCADA deployments and provides managed security services for 150 process control plants in 21 countries.
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