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SecureSmart: Wireless network intrusion detection system

SecureSmart™ from Vencore Labs is an integrated cybersecurity, operations and engineering solution for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and provides comprehensive Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) for utilities.

SecureSmart | Smart Solutions for a Smart Grid

Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System That Provides Real-time Network Health, Anomaly Detection, Threat Analysis And Visualization.

Introducing an Integrated Smart Energy Operation, Engineering and Security Monitoring Solution

Smart grids are steadily becoming a playground for cyber criminals, with some utilities reporting upwards of 10,000 cyber attacks per month. The vulnerabilities are real. The risks are real. And this advanced, persistent threat desperately requires network visibility and situational awareness.

SecureSmart™ from Vencore Labs is an integrated cyber security, operations and engineering solution for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and provides comprehensive Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) for utilities. A first-of-its-kind solution, SecureSmart™ is the industry’s only wireless network intrusion detection and SCADA prevention system, providing real-time network health, anomaly detection, security analysis and visualization. Leveraging independent, non-intrusive, scalable technology, SecureSmart™ boasts ground-truth network visibility from an easy-to-deploy, sensor-based architecture.

Key SecureSmart Benefits

  • Protect integrity of meter-to-cash process
  • Superior risk identification, vulnerability analysis and response to threats
  • 24/7 monitioring, with actionable intelligence and continuous feedback
  • Enriched field diagnostics to make informed decisions and reduce time-to-remedy
  • Improve protection posture and help ensure compliance with NERC CIP

Smart Grid Challenges - Defending the Integrity of Wireless Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Distributuion Automation (DA) Deployments

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Distribution Automation (DA) Field Area Networks (FAN) have become utilities’ largest, most complex, and often least understood networks. Assessing AMI and Smart Grid system security is different than traditional computer and network security in both scope and technique. Smart Meter systems are composed of a large number of embedded field components that are vulnerable to cyber attacks. These attacks against FANs and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks are real and increasing in frequency.

Wireless FANs are especially vulnerable because they are in unprotected environments. Most have little real-time network health, performance monitoring, or behavioral baselines; and, FANs lack field visibility, making operations and troubleshooting difficult. Diagnosing network or device problems can take hours. Traditional IT security tools lack context and are not sufficient to address the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

Advanced Solutions:

SecureSmart™ Continuous Monitoring as a Service is the only infrastructure monitoring, analysis, and operations solution that provides early warning of anomalous behavior and can dynamically detect intrusions in wireless networks. SecureSmart™ provides daily assessments and diagnostics by a seasoned threat analysis team. It also delivers significantly increased security, operational visibility, situational awareness, and continuous feedback at levels previously unavailable to the industry.

SCADA Protocol Protection - Real-time ICS Cyber Security Monitoring and Anomaly Detection Solution

Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in general, and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems in particular, have become an industry norm. Most recently, North American utilities are experiencing thousands of such attacks per month.

In response, Vencore Labs’ SecureSmart™ ProtocolPatroller is providing utilities continuous cyber monitoring and anomaly detection and protection. The awardwinning SecureSmart™ ProtocolPatroller delivers extensive protocol-specific security capabilities for smart grid and other ICS and SCADA applications.


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SecureSmart: Continuous monitoring for smart meter networks

SecureSmart: Continuous monitoring for SCADA networks