Anterix creates ecosystem of cybersecurity expert organizations focused on utility operations

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Last week, Anterix said it had launched Anterix Security Collective, bringing together a team of 900 MHz private LTE cyber-physical solutions providers within the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program (AAEP). The objective of the Anterix Security Collective is to foster sector-specific knowledge, solutions, and collaboration in response to growing cyber-physical security concerns for utilities.

Members of the Anterix Security Collective represent cyber-physical security companies that are well-positioned to enhance utility defenses in the context of 900 MHz private LTE networks, said Anterix, who invited the companies. Each member company within the collective is committed to collaborating with utilities and with each other to work toward finding and implementing comprehensive solutions, said Anterix.

Anterix anticipates that membership will expand over time.

“Beyond deploying a private LTE network, utilities’ Operational Technology (OT) security risks and needs differ greatly from traditional Information Technology (IT) customers of communications platforms in their security approaches and potential solution sets; finding the right partners in this highly complex area can be tough,” said Ryan Gerbrandt, Anterix’s Chief Operating Officer.


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“The AAEP is about helping customers capture the value of their private LTE networks, so we took on the hard work of identifying, vetting, and engaging leading companies in the field to create an expert, collaborative resource to assist them in reaching their cyber and physical security goals as well.”

Since its inception in May 2021, the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program has grown from 37 participating companies to over 65; as a cyber and physical security branch of the AAEP, the Anterix Security Collective begins today with 6 participants (some of which were already AAEP members), including Mandiant, Onclave Networks, Inc., PacketViper, Q-Net Security, Qubitekk, and Sierra Nevada Corporation. 

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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