XONA Systems Appoints Field CTO

XONA Systems, the frictionless secure user access platform deployed on a zero-trust architecture and purpose-built for operational technologies (OT), has added a recognized ICS security expert as its Field CTO.

“As we continue our rapid growth, the addition of Ron Fabela as our Field CTO adds a known entity to our leadership team with a track record of ongoing success,” said Bill Moore, founder and CEO at XONA. “As XONA’s Field CTO, Ron brings over 20+ years of cybersecurity experience, and a deep understanding of cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT), across multiple critical infrastructure (CI) sectors.”

Fabela worked onsite at power generation stations, offshore oil rigs, oil refineries, and more and is an expert in performing NERC CIP, NIST, and NEI 08-09 assessments. He also performed hundreds of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and threat assessments against live production systems in the Electricity and Oil & Gas sectors.

More recently, Fabela applied his field knowledge to products and technologies that support security and industrial operators.

A key focus at XONA will be to ensure the XONA Platform reflects the needs of the OT operators and administrators using its secure user access solution. In that capacity, Fabela will work closely with XONA’s customers, prospects and cybersecurity experts across various critical infrastructure sectors, and its field, marketing and product teams.

Before joining XONA, Fabela was CTO & Co-Founder of SynSaber – creator of a highly regarded industrial asset and network monitoring solution that provides continuous insight into the status, vulnerabilities and threats at the industrial edge.

For the past 25 years, he has held ICS cybersecurity roles at companies such as Gravwell, Dragos, Lockheed Martin and Booz Allen Hamilton. He also served in the United States Air Force defending systems worldwide.

“I am passionate about the ICS community, and I dedicated my career to championing on their behalf,” said Fabela. “The regulatory and business demand for implementing access technologies that support a zero-trust architecture is increasing as the attack surface for CI continues to expand and evolve. Evolving secure access for ICS is critical, and I am thrilled to be part of the XONA team that is leading the effort.”

Learn more by visiting https://www.xonasystems.com.