Raytheon, Utilidata to deliver defense-grade cybersecurity for utilities
- Feb 8, 2017 1:00 pm GMT
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The effort will combine Utilidata's experience in the use of real-time data from the electrical grid to detect and respond to cyber attacks and Raytheon's expertise in proactive cyber threat hunting, automation and managed security services to provide world-class cybersecurity, analytics and other innovative technologies.
"With this alliance, Raytheon will expand our presence in the critical infrastructure market by delivering next-generation, defense-grade cybersecurity capabilities to power utilities," said
Power utility companies have invested heavily in making the power distribution system smarter, more efficient and more connected since the early 2000s. Such innovations are pillars of the energy economy, but they can make the grid vulnerable to cyber attacks. The integrated services offered by Utilidata and Raytheon, including cyber monitoring, post-attack forensics analysis, and both short and long-term strategic capabilities will limit risks and enhance cybersecurity to prevent future attacks.
"Power utilities face unique challenges that make planning and response to cyber attacks more difficult," said
Utilidata®, Inc. is a global software company that works with electric utilities to enhance energy efficiency and grid security. The company's patented technology captures real-time data from the grid, giving utilities information needed to save energy, mitigate issues caused by distributed energy resources and better detect grid anomalies. With major clients including American Electric Power, National Grid, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Utilidata is backed by leading venture capital firms and is expanding across
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