Our critical infrastructure is increasingly digitized. Sensors and analytics are used to optimize operations. These digital networks and sensors create efficiency and improved communications.
Unfortunately, what is used to optimize can also be used to weaponize. These same networks transmitting important operating network conditions and commands can be hacked. And our towns, states, and even federal government are generally woefully unprepared for these nefarious actors.
At Energize we invested in Nozomi Networks to address this problem. Nozomi’s cloud-based technology helps operators monitor their networks, identify anomalies and be proactive in controlling information and instruction flow. Cybersecurity will be a cat & mouse game forever and we need even more companies serving the “OT” (Operating Technology) networks. Reach out to Juan Muldoon at Energize if you are focusing on this space.