Welcome!

News Feed Item

Patriot Technologies and RADiFlow Receive Grant for the Development of Secure Smart Grid Automation Communication Solution

FREDERICK, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- Patriot Technologies and RADiFlow today announced they have received a conditional grant from the Israeli/U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD).

The two companies will cooperate in the development and marketing of a unique Secure Smart Grid Automation Communication Solution. This solution will provide integrated cyber security measures for the interaction between the smart grid control center and the remote distributed automation devices. Such a secure platform will enable the reliable and secure monitoring and control of the distributed smart grid assets.

The project's goal is to close the gap between existing smart grid networking solutions, which only have standard security mechanisms, to solutions with the required adaptations to the specific needs of the smart grid distributed automation application. This gap can be seen by the recent use cases published in July 2013 by the NCCoE (NIST Cyber-security Center of Excellence) regarding "Securing Networked Infrastructure for the Energy Sector".

The proposed solution will be specified jointly by the security experts of both companies leveraging the expertise of RADiFlow engineers in securing utility deployments and the U.S. experience of Patriot's engineers.

"This grant is very important to Patriot Technologies in our efforts to be on the forefront of cyber security solutions," states Steve Keefe, President, Patriot Technologies. "The funding allows us to address the U.S. Executive Order to improve critical infrastructure security which represents one of the most serious national security challenges."

Ilan Barda, RADiFlow CEO, commented, "The attacks are more sophisticated and complex now, therefore we must leverage our experience and keep developing innovative solutions that are ahead of the threats. The BIRD grant allows us to do so."

The Secure Smart Grid Automation Communication Solution will offer a unique firewall for high secure connectivity between the distributed automation assets, including:

  • Robust yet secure distributed communication over various network types
  • Protection against insider attacks between the distributed sites and the control center
  • Integration with leading SIEM (security information and event management) tools for user authentication and authorization and incident management

About Patriot Technologies
Patriot Technologies is a trusted partner that bridges the gap between IT security requirements and practical implementation. Government and commercial organizations rely on our solutions, including security technologies, professional services and custom hardware manufacturing & logistics solutions to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their assets while satisfying operational requirements. As a single information security source, Patriot Technologies provides objective analyses of vulnerabilities and has a proven track record of delivering customer-specific solutions based on security best practices. Our focus on security, expertise within the industry, life-cycle approach and complete suite of offerings has made Patriot the preferred partner of vendors and customers alike. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, Patriot is privately held and serves thousands of customers worldwide.

About RADiFlow
RADiFlow is a provider of Secure Industrial Ethernet solutions for Critical infrastructure applications. RADiFlow is providing an innovative network design for utilities based on its ruggedized switches and gateways, which contain an integrated unique SCADA firewall. Such a distributed network-based security deployment protects against an attacker that gained access to the internal operational network. RADiFlow was founded in 2009 as part of the RAD group, a family of companies which provide solutions for various ICT segments. RADiFlow security solutions were launched to the market by end of 2011 and are deployed in leading Power utilities and Transportation Operators world-wide. RADiFlow global headquarters is located in Israel with a business development office in the US. Its solutions are sold through distribution channels world-wide and several communication and automation OEM partners.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact Information:
Janice Gibson
301-695-7500
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
When growing capacity and power in the data center, the architectural trade-offs between server scale-up vs. scale-out continue to be debated. Both approaches are valid: scale-out adds multiple, smaller servers running in a distributed computing model, while scale-up adds fewer, more powerful servers that are capable of running larger workloads. It’s worth noting that there are additional, unique advantages that scale-up architectures offer. One big advantage is large memory and compute capacity...
"Loom is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning into the entire log analysis process, from start to finish and at the end you will get a human touch,” explained Sabo Taylor Diab, Vice President, Marketing at Loom Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...