Infrax Systems Inc., (OTCBB: IFXY), a global provider of unified smart grid-related products and services for the energy and utility industries, announced that Ely Kahn, former director of cybersecurity policy for the National Security Staff of the Executive Office of the President, has been appointed to its board of advisors.
“I am very excited about the technologies being developed by Infrax Systems and the ability to participate in their growth,” Kahn said. “The threat of cyberattacks is real and the future security of our energy grid will rely on products developed by companies like Infrax Systems.”
Kahn has an extensive background in cybersecurity and risk management having served as deputy chief of staff for the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security and in the Transportation Security Administration as director of risk management and strategic innovation. Kahn received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and is a graduate student at Wharton Business School.
Paul J. Aiello, Infrax Systems CEO, said he is pleased Kahn accepted the invitation to participate on its board of advisors.
“We have been sharing our product development with him for some time and his desire to participate in our future development plans is a validation of our direction,” Aiello said. “His experiences over the past few years of heightened cyberattack activity are an invaluable tool in our efforts to secure the global energy grid.”
Cybersecurity and the prevention of malicious attacks is a core component to Infrax’s evolving Secure Intelligent Energy Platform, which includes secure wireless substation backhaul components, local communications devices and automation applications.