15 leaders in smart grid security

15 leaders in smart grid security

Summary: Security concerns for the intelligent power distribution system will require more technologies that bridge the cyber and physical worlds. Pike Research lists the leaders and contenders.

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Cleantech market watcher Pike Research has released an analysis of which companies matter in cybersecurity technologies for the smart grid.

A handful of the names from the information technology security world won't surprise you and they already have a big name in the enterprise, such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McAfee, RSA and Symantec. Sophos and Sourcefire probably also could be put into this category, too. But I need to brush up on the other seven listed companies. I'm listing them in alphabetical order:

  1. AlertEnterprise, which has a footprint in security that spans physical and cyber concerns as well as a background in incident management. It lists airports as a big focus and Nike is a customer.
  2. AlienVault, developer of the most "popular" open source security information and event management (SIEM) system
  3. Byres Security, a maker of security technologies for industrial control systems (SCADA) and a partner of companies including Honeywell
  4. Innominate, another player in industrial security technologies
  5. Industrial Defender, an industrial security company that boasts more than 100 process control/SCADA security assessments and more than 3,000 SCADA deployments
  6. N-Dimension, a player in end-to-end security for the smart grid that is actively involved with many public power utilities
  7. Nitro Security, now part of McAfee, Nitro boasts customers including The Coca-Cola Co. for its SIEM technologies

Topics: Emerging Tech, Security

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  • Pareto optimal approach

    Interesting indeed. What about a Pareto based approach ( www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/6/3/1439/pdf )?
    btomoiaga