Dragos has recently confirmed the appointment of Kurt Gaudette as Vice President of Global Threat Intelligence.
Gaudette – who brings more than 30 years of operational and technical intelligence experience – will lead the company’s team of adversary hunters, threat analysts, research engineers and analytic developers.
The Dragos team is on a mission to discover, monitor and disrupt threats to industrial control systems across the globe.
After transitioning from the military, Gaudette served as part of the US Department of Defense’s Senior Executive Service (SES), leading enterprise level organisations focused on the collection and analysis of foreign intelligence, ranging from space and weapons to industrial control systems and emerging disruptive technologies.
Gaudette has led globally distributed teams and organisations of up to 4,000 personnel and has executed budgets over $1 billion.
Gaudette also served as a senior officer in the US military, twice commanding organisations running major intelligence collection operations overseas. He also served as the Director of Intelligence/CJ2 for a large combined joint interagency task force in Afghanistan.
Robert M. Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Dragos, Inc. said: “Kurt is a renowned threat intelligence and access expert with unrivalled experience building and leading global enterprise teams.
“Kurt is first and foremost a leader with vision and initiative. Couple that with his keen understanding of the threat landscape worldwide and you have an executive who will help drive innovative ways to stay ahead of sophisticated and quickly evolving industrial cybersecurity threats.”
“I was drawn to Dragos by its clear, defined and meaningful mission, its ethos and its exceptional people. It’s a privilege to be part of this team,” commented Gaudette.
“I’m excited to get started and to help contribute to the safety and wellbeing of the industrial community and to the populations who are so dependent upon these basic and essential services like food, water, light and fuel.”