Safety products: Vencore Inc. has announced that its innovative research arm, Vencore Labs Inc., has been awarded a multi-year, follow-on contract to provide managed cybersecurity services to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in support of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
Under the contract, Vencore Labs will deliver an enhanced version of its SecureSmart™ cybersecurity solution, a patented infrastructure monitoring technology for smart grid field networks. The unique, multi-channel hardware solution will provide continuous validation of over-the-air security and privacy controls for the utility’s smart meter system, ultimately protecting Sacramento rate payers.
Additionally, the SecureSmart™ solution will include a custom intrusion detection system to provide early warning of anomalous behavior and threats and a real-time dashboard to monitor the state and health of SMUD’s largest network.
“Vencore Labs is proud to continue our partnership with SMUD,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. “This contract award is a true testament of our proven ability to provide cybersecurity monitoring and assessment services to the utility industry, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with SMUD to meet their technically complex requirements and critical needs.”
SecureSmart™ is an integrated cybersecurity, operations and engineering solution for AMI, Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. SecureSmart™ is the industry’s only wireless network intrusion detection system that provides real-time network health, anomaly detection, threat analysis and visualization.
About Vencore, Inc.
Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.
Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.