Bringing Together a Full Suite of Security Solutions for Utilities
Security has long been an area of vital importance for utilities and critical infrastructure companies to protect the essential services they provide. Increased digitization and proliferation of connected user equipment, devices and sensors has broadened the attack surface companies must defend. Meanwhile, the ever-increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks compound the challenge. Recognizing the complexity facing utilities in addressing their security challenges, Anterix has formed the Anterix Security Collective within the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program, bringing together a team of cyber-physical solutions providers to provide sector-specific knowledge and collaboration to help drive secure solutions in connection with the deployment of 900 MHz spectrum based private LTE.
The initial members of the Anterix Security Collective have been selected by Anterix and represent cyber-physical security companies that are well-positioned to enhance utility defenses in the context of 900 MHz private LTE networks. Each Anterix Security Collective member is committed to collaborating with utilities and within the Collective to contribute to the broader effort of finding and implementing comprehensive solutions.
Most Recent Episode
A Conversation on Wildfire Mitigation Tools Enabled by a Private Network
As we approached the close of wildfire season, our August episode featured two game-changing solutions that allow utilities to safely and efficiently deliver electricity while significantly reducing the devastating risks of wildfires. LineVision’s dynamic line rating and line monitoring solution allow utilities to deliver more power over existing lines while detecting movement in lines to help prevent a potential breakage. If a line does break, SEL’s Falling Conductor Protection comes in for the save.
The idea behind Falling Conductor Protection is so direct: when a power line breaks, de-energize its power before it hits the ground and starts a wildfire. Simple, right?
Replay the episode to hear from Tim Stelzer, LineVision's Chief Technology Officer, along with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Senior VP of Research and Development, Ryan Bradetich, and Anterix COO, Ryan Gerbrandt, on August's Industry Insights webcast and learn how de-energizing a falling conductor in less than a second really works -- and how it takes a super-low latency private broadband network to make it happen.
Pete Tseronis, Founder, Dots and Bridges, former Department of Energy CTO
Featuring a distinguished panel of industry experts:
- Ryan Gerbrandt, COO, Anterix
- Tim Stelzer, Chief Technology Officer, LineVision
- Ryan Bradetich, Senior VP for Research and Development, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Charter Members of the Anterix Security Collective
Operational Technology Security
SNC’s Binary Armor® cybersecurity provides inline, endpoint protection for critical infrastructure. Binary Armor’s patented “functional whitelisting” stops internal and external threats from harming operational technology (OT), like malware and unsafe or erroneous instructions. With Binary Armor, only pre-approved, safe messages reach OT. This provides real-time cybersecurity against accidents and malicious commands while enforcing workflow to prevent disruption of operations, equipment damage, and personnel injury.
Cyber Threat Intelligence
Mandiant is on a mission to make every organization secure from cyber threats and confident in their readiness. The Mandiant Advantage platform gives security teams an early knowledge advantage via the Mandiant Intel Grid, which provides platform modules with current and relevant threat data and analysis expertise.
Zero Trust Security
The Onclave TrustedPlatform™ is a network-based, enterprise security solution designed to protect all OT/IoT systems and devices based on Zero Trust principles. The Onclave TrustedPlatform™ creates cryptographically secure private networks (microsegments) that isolate, contain, and optimize management of OT/IoT assets. These microsegments are continuously monitored and become invisible, undetectable, and inaccessible – allowing enterprises to securely operate from edge to core.
Deception-Based Network Security
PacketViper provides transformative and trusted solutions for organizations seeking to modernize the cybersecurity of converging OT and IT networks without a costly ‘rip and replace’. PacketViper’s flagship Deception360 is a deception-based network detection, prevention, and response technology that automates attack prevention from both external and internal threats.
Data Authentication Security
Q-Net Security produces dedicated, no-update hardware that creates a barrier between defined endpoints within a new or existing network. Q-Net uses a patented hardware barrier that leverages strong, quantum-resistant encryption and True Random Number Generated symmetric keys that can change every packet or transaction to move and authenticate data securely and is drop-in ready to implement in public or private networks, with no manual key management. By operating at line rates, Q-Net can also protect endpoints from such nefarious activities as DDoS attacks.
Quantum Communication Security
Qubitekk commercializes Quantum Technology with a variety of products tailored to strengthen American leadership in quantum information science. As a world leader in the design and manufacture of entangled photon sources and state measurement systems, Qubitekk’s physicists and engineers have many decades of experience developing, manufacturing, and characterizing the performance of quantum devices.