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Industrial Defender and Shift5 Join Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition

February 13, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, the Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition (OT Cyber Coalition) announced the addition of two new members – Industrial Defender and Shift5 – as it continues to serve as the leading voice for the OT community.

“We are excited to have Industrial Defender and Shift5 join the OT Cyber Coalition,” said Andrew Howell, Executive Director, OT Cyber Coalition. “They bring a wealth of knowledge on OT cybersecurity that will enhance the OT Cyber Coalition’s education and advocacy efforts over the upcoming year.”

The addition of Industrial Defender and Shift5 marks the third expansion of the OT Cyber Coalition, and it currently counts 14 members, who represent the entire OT lifecycle, as part of the Coalition.

“Creating meaningful and lasting change in OT cybersecurity must be a whole of industry approach, and it must begin at the standards level,” said Josh Lospinoso, CEO and co-founder, Shift5. “Shift5 will bring a distinct lens to the OT Cyber Coalition with our focus on the operational technology embedded within infrastructure that moves, a particular and undersecured layer in defense, aviation, and rail technologies. We’re looking forward to working with the Coalition to build meaningful change.”

“Protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks must remain a top priority for government and industry,” said Jay Williams, CEO, Industrial Defender. “We believe in the importance of partnership and collaboration to develop a more cohesive understanding of OT cyber risks. By working together with the OT Cyber Coalition, we look forward to engaging with government and industry to develop the strongest, most effective approach to securing our nation's critical assets.”



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