FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 16, 2015
NETIZEN CORPORATION SUPPORTING $12.2M FEDERAL PROGRAM FOR ENHANCING ENERGY GRID CYBER SECURITY AS INDUSTRY ADVISOR
Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, a leading Pennsylvania-based provider of software and cyber security solutions for government and commercial markets, is part of a team of multiple universities, including the University of Arkansas, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University and Florida International University, piloting a groundbreaking $12.2M Department of Energy (DOE) program, Secure Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS), established to support research into the prevention of crippling cyber attacks on our nation’s energy infrastructure.
Netizen will be providing expertise and commercialization options for innovative research conducted on the identification and remediation of vulnerabilities across the country’s energy grid. In doing so, Netizen will be at the absolute forefront of the market for cutting-edge technologies designed to protect distributed networks of sensor-based systems, such as for “Internet of Things” devices.
“We are excited to have been chosen to partner with these prestigious institutions in the development and deployment of a new generation of algorithms, devices and systems designed to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Michael Hawkins, Netizen’s President and CEO. “As a recognized expert in this field, having provided consultation and other services in related areas to federal agencies such as the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as commercial customers, we shall continue to lead the way in engineering cybersecurity solutions of the future,” he added.
The U.S. energy grid consists of a large, complex network of generating stations, pipelines, and transmission lines supplying electrical and other utility services to millions of homes, businesses and other users throughout the country. Objectives of the SEEDS program include developing solutions for everything from the protection of grid controls to the security testing of components essential to energy generation and distribution.
About Netizen: Netizen Corporation is an Allentown-based, VA-Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business providing innovative solutions such as application security, software engineering, data management, and cyber security for a variety of commercial and government customers. Industries we serve include health care, defense & intelligence, utilities, civilian government, insurance, and finance. Learn more at http://www.NetizenCorp.com or call 1-800-450-1773.